Sydney University made full use of their available Super 15 players in a 10-try to three win over Northern Suburbs at North Sydney Oval on Saturday.
Hooker Tolu Latu and winger Greg Jedoulev scored two apiece in the 64-19 romp which featured 12 Super players in the Sydney University ranks and two in the Northern Suburbs side.
The win rounded out a clean-sweep of the grade and Colts matches, edging the Students further ahead on the Club Championship ladder. Sydney University head the Club Championship with 2773 points, ahead of Eastwood (2510), Manly (2319) and Randwick (2163).
Eastwood maintained their three-point lead in the Shute Shield, sitting on 63 points after 15 rounds, ahead of Sydney University (60), Southern Districts (57), and late swoopers Manly (51), West Harbour (48) and Eastern Suburbs (41).
Sydney University host Southern District this Saturday and Gordon the following week, before rounding out the season proper against Randwick at Coogee Oval on August 17.
Their chances of snaring the minor premiership rest with Eastwood’s opponents in the final three rounds: Gordon, Eastern Suburbs and Warringah. The finals begin on August 24.
Sydney University Seconds sit third on the competition ladder on 61 points, behind Randwick (65) and Manly (63), with Eastwood (60), Northern Suburbs (52) and Gordon (30) making up the top six.
The Students hold a big lead in the Third Grade competition, sitting on 71 points, with Eastwood (60), Randwick (55), Manly (51), West Harbour (45) and Eastern Suburbs (42) making up the top six.
Randwick head up the Fourth Grade ladder on 67 points, ahead of Sydney University (66), Eastwood (61), Northern Suburbs (48), Eastern Suburbs (44) and Manly (35).
Sydney University head up the three Colts grades and the Colts Club Championship.
Meanwhile, SUFC has six players in the 40-man Wallaby train-on squad announced on Friday, including winger Peter Betham, utility back Israel Folau, five-eighth Bernard Foley, flanker-second-rower Ben McCalman, halfback Nick Phipps and prop Paddy Ryan.
Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 14
First Grade: Sydney University 64 (Tolu Latu 2, Greg Jedoulev 2, Ollie Atkins, Dave Dennis, Nick Phipps, Stefano Hunt, Peter Betham, Tom Kinston tries; Nick Phipps 7 goals) d Northern Suburbs 19 (Michael Wells, Bill Meakes, Cam Crawford tries; Scott Daruda 2 goals) at North Sydney Oval.
Second Grade: Sydney University 25 (Alisdair King, Stuart Dunbar, Nathan Trist tries; Byron Hodge 2 goals, 2 pen goals) d Northern Suburbs 22 (Hugh Sinclair, Lewis Adams, Jac Cameron tries; Jack Grant goal, Sam Myers goal, pen goal, Sam Myer pen goal
Third Grade: Sydney University 39 (Sam English 2, Oliver Gresham, Michael Pollastri, Hugh Frazer, Willie DuPlessis tries; Jack Macklin 3 goals, pen goal) d Northern Suburbs 14 (Dom Longhurst, Matt Gordon tries; Alex Lavender 2 goals).
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 25 (Anthony Pohlen 2, Kodie Drury-Hawkins, Jack Sullivan tries; Ben Lenehan goal, pen goal) d Northern Suburbs 7 (Tom Lee try; Joe Jenkins goal).
First Grade: Sydney University 22 (4 tries) d Northern Suburbs 14.
Second Grade: Sydney University 34 (6 tries) d Northern Suburbs 21.
Third Grade: Sydney University 43 (7 tries) d Northern Suburbs 14.
Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 10
First Grade: Sydney University 50 d Penrith 20 at Granville Park.