Sydney University Rugby League Club’s return to the NSW Tertiary Cup competition is headed for a fairytale finish at Henson Park this Saturday when they host the Division One and Division Two Grand Finals.

With Division One having earned a short-cut to the season decider with an extra time 26-20 win over minor premiers Sydney Trains in the major semi-final, the Division Two team went the knife-edge route with a 30-20 win over the Trains in the minor semi-final followed by a 26-22 win over ANU Grizzlies in Saturday’s final.

This Saturday’s Henson Park showdowns will see Sydney University take on UTS Tigers in Division One at 3pm, and Sydney University up against UWS Ducks in Division Two at 1pm.

Kingi Agata scored a double in Division Two’s win over ANU Grizzlies in the final at ANU North Oval in Canberra on Saturday.

Marcus McCarthy, Matt Makk and Kurt Lewis also scored tries, while Myles Fowler landed three conversions.

One of the foundation rugby league clubs in Australia, Sydney University went into hibernation following the 2010 season, but re-emerged this season on the back of a concerted effort by former player Chris Kintis, and others, to get the club back on its feet.

Their efforts to field two competitive teams at the start of the season came off many months of organisation and preparation.

With a solid coaching staff in place and some key players returning to the fold, both sides were a force from the opening rounds. First Division finished the season second on the competition ladder, while Seconds came home with a wet sail to finish third at the end of the competition proper.

All roads lead to Henson Park this Saturday.


NSW Tertiary Cup competition – Finals

Division One: UTS Tigers 31 d Sydney Trains 30.

Sydney University Lions to meet UTS Tigers in the 2014 Grand Final at Henson Park at 3pm on Saturday, September 13.


Division Two: Sydney University 26 (Kingi Agata 2, Marcus McCarthy, Matt Makk, Kurt Lewis tries; Myles Fowler 3 goals) d ANU Grizzlies 22 (Dean Chapman, Jarred Teka, Jacob Bink, Adam Cavanagh tries; Dave Turner 3 goals) at ANU North Oval, Canberra.

Sydney University to meet UWS Ducks in the 2014 Grand Final at Henson Park at 1pm on Saturday, September 13.