Sydney University extended their lead in the Sydney grade rugby Club Championship with a 43-12 win over Penrith at Nepean Rugby Park on Saturday, topping off a clean sweep across the grades.

Winger Nathan Trist crossed for two of the Students’ six tries, while five-eighth Dan Kelly was on target with five conversions and a penalty goal.

While Sydney University remain anchored in fifth place on the competition ladder, the win has put them within sight of the competition frontrunners.

That role has been assumed by Southern Districts, who head the way on 31 points, with Eastwood (28), Eastern Suburbs (28), Manly (28), Sydney University (27) and Parramatta (21) making up the top six.

With wins in all grades, the Students extended their lead the Club Championship, sitting  on 1310 points, ahead of Eastwood (1074) and Eastern Suburbs (1043).

Sydney University will host Warringah at University No.1 Oval this Saturday.


Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 7

First Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 43 (Nathan Trist 2, James Riches, David Hickey, Trent Dyer, James McMahon tries: Dan Kelly 5 goals, pen goal) d Penrith 12 (Junior Taavuli, Mark Murray tries: Solomona Silipa) at Nepean Rugby Park.

Second Grade – Colin Caird Shield: Sydney University 98 (Zubayr Abrahams 4, Scott Goodman 3, Dave Dillon 2, Sione Kaivelata 2, Rhys Brodie, Joe Horn-Smith, Josh Ellice Flint, Stuart Dunbar, Nic Stirzaker tries David Fong 4, Dave Dillon 5 goals) d Penrith 10 (Keori Okati, Taniela Fihaki).

Third Grade – Henderson Shield: Sydney University 67 (Mark O’Dare 4, Cameron Lawrence 3, Sione Kaivelata 2, Jack Macklin, Ben Mercer tries Cameron Lawrence 6 goals) d Penrith 5 (Mils Anau try).

Fourth Grade – Henderson Cup: Sydney University 48 (Julien De Chasteigner 2, Hugh Frazer, Ned Mullany, Matt Armour, Charlie Boyce, Alex Concannon, Ben Mercer tries Cale Holmes) d Penrith 15 (Sam Pointon, L Livi, J Kinety).


First Grade: Sydney University 85 (13 tries) d Penrith 7.

Second Grade: Sydney University 28 d Penrith 0.