Sydney University accounted for another in-form highly placed Shute Shield title contender on Saturday by drubbing West Harbour 41-3 at Sydney Uni Oval No.1.
The Students notched six tries in a show of strength against the Pirates, who had moved into third place on the ladder before Saturday.
In recent times Uni have had convincing wins over Randwick, Southern Districts and Manly, all sides that were showing solid premiership credentials before taking on the Students.
It was a clean sweep for the men’s grade and colts teams on Saturday that leaves Uni atop the Club Championship, while the women’s team had a solid 17-5 win over Rockdale.
Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 11
First Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 41 (Penalty try, James Willian, Tom Boidin, Tom Carter, James Dargaville, Tom Kingston tries; Dan Kelly 2 goals, Stuart Dunbar 2 goals, pen goal) d West Harbour 3 (J Devreczeni penalty goal) at Uni No.1 Oval.
Second Grade – Colin Caird Shield: Sydney University 39 (Nathan Trist 2, Alasdair King, Hugo Dessens, Stuart Dunbar tries; Byron Hodge 4 goals, 2 pen goals) d West Harbour 10 (A Fox, D Taikato-Simpsons tries).
Third Grade – Henderson Shield: Sydney University 19 (Daniel Simpson, Willie du Plessis, Oliver L’Estrange tries; David Fong 2 goals) d West Harbour 8 (T Mitakango try; I Fauii pen goal).
Fourth Grade – Henderson Cup: Sydney University 43 (Tim Reid, Andrew Hunter, Michael Pollastri, Harry Marples, Ben Cannon, Josh Koops, Cameron Lawrence tries; Cameron Lawrence 4 goals) d West Harbour 0.
First Grade – W. McMahon Memorial Shield: Sydney University 40 (5 tries) d West Harbour 30 at Concord Oval.
Second Grade – Shell Trophy: Sydney University 43 (7 tries) d West Harbour 0.
Third Grade – Bill Simpson Shield: Sydney University 28 (4 tries) d West Harbour 0.
Sydney Women’s Grade competition
Sydney University 17 d Rockdale 5.