Sydney University Football Club ended the 2014 Sydney premier grade rugby union season with four titles after going into the grand final weekend with six teams in contention.

In Saturday’s grade grand finals, played in wet and windy conditions at Concord Oval, Sydney University Third Grade won the Henderson Shield with a 31-8 result over Warringah, and Fourth Grade won the Henderson Cup with a 20-8 result over Eastwood.

Manly Second Grade defeated Sydney University Seconds 34-13 to win the Colin Caird Shield. With Sydney University First Grade having dipped out of contention in the semi-finals, Eastwood went on to win the 2014 Shute Shield with a 33-13 result over Southern Districts.

The Colts grand finals were played in similar conditions at Forshaw Rugby Park on Sunday, with Sydney University in contention in the three grades.

Randwick won the First Grade Colts title for the W. McMahon Memorial Shield with a 23-17 result over Sydney University.

But Sydney University triumphed in the Shell Trophy for the Second Grade title with a tight 13-12 win over Manly, and Third Grade won the Bill Simpson Shield with a three-nil win over Manly.

SUFC won the Gregor George Cup for the overall Club Championship and the Eric Spilstead Shield for the Colts Club Championship.

Sydney University also reached the grand final of the Sydney Women’s competition but lost the decider 19-7 to Rockdale at Granville Oval.

Meanwhile, the same six SUFC players who were in the 24-man squad for the First Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Sydney last Saturday have retained their spots in the squad for the second Test, to be played at Eden Park, Auckland, this Saturday.

Fullback Israel Folau and second-rower Sam Carter have been named in the starting line-up, while halfback Nick Phipps, five-eighth Bernard Foley and second-rower Will Skelton have been named on the bench, with backrower Ben McCalman the 24th man.



Sydney Men’s grade competition – Grand Finals

First Grade: Eastwood 33 d Southern Districts 13 at Concord Oval on Saturday.

Second Grade: Manly 34 (Chris Yarrington 2, Kasye Greer, BJ Hartman tries: Shaun Treeweek 4 goals, Marshall Milroy 2 pen goals) d Sydney University 13 (James McMahon try; Jock Merriman goal, Byron Hodge 2 pen goals) at Concord Oval.

Third Grade: Sydney University 31 (2 pen tries, Jack Sullivan try; Dave Dillon 2 goals, 4 pen goals) d Warringah 8 (Michael Edwards try, pen goal) at Concord Oval.

Fourth Grade: Sydney University 20 (Kodie Drury-Hawkins, Rhys Griffiths tries; William Macklin 2 goals, 2 pen goals) d Eastwood 8 (Dave Sutton try; Gerard McTaggart pen goal) at Concord Oval.



First Grade: Randwick 23 (Ned Hannigan, Matt Craft, Ben O’Donnell tries; Andrew Deegan goal, 2 pen goals) d Sydney University 17 (Callum McIntosh, Ben Hughes, Christian Yassmin tries; Ben Hughes goal) at Forshaw Rugby Park on Sunday.

Second Grade: Sydney University 13 (Christian Kagiassis try, goal, 2 pen goals) d Manly 12 (Ellis Abrahams 4 pen goals) at Forshaw Rugby Park on Sunday.

Third Grade: Sydney University 3 (Josh Friend pen goal) d Manly 0 at Forshaw Rugby Park on Sunday.