Sydney University Rugby Club won every game in both grade and colts on Saturday June 28th, with every team now in contention for the finals series.
The successful day also coincided with the annual Junior’s Services Day which welcomed a plethora of police and fire personnel among crowds at University Oval No.1.
First Grade maintained back to back victories defeating West Harbour Pirates 41-31, catapulting us back into 2nd position on the Club Championship – a mere 15 points behind Randwick – with 4 rounds to go.
An early penalty saw the Pirates put first points on the board but as University warmed up they began to more freely use the ball and soon afterwards notched two impressive tries scored by Mitchell Whiteley.
The bonus point victory builds valuable momentum for the coming weeks against some strong teams with three home games on the way.
NSW Men’s Premier Rugby Union competition – Round 14
First Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 41 (Jake Wainwright 2, Mitchell Whiteley 2, Greg Jeloudev 2 tries; Angus Roberts 3 goals, pen goal, Byron Hodge goal) d West Harbour 31 (Cohen Masson 2, Joel Brooks 2 tries; David Harvey 4 goals, pen goal) at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Saturday. Points: Sydney University 5, West Harbour 1.
Second Grade – Colin Caird Shield: Sydney University 62 (Samuel Quinn 2, Matthew Narracott 2, Jordan Chapman, Hugh Frazer. Tom Shaw, Jock Merriman, Samuel Barclay, Oliver L’Estrange tries; Jock Merriman 6 goals) d West Harbour 21 (Croster Mafi, Cameron Orr, Tommy Sawden tries; Angus Le Lievre 3 goals). Points: Sydney University 5, West Harbour 0.
Third Grade – J.R. Henderson Shield: Sydney University 39 (Stewart Nutt, Andrew Hunter, Oliver Greshman, John Mokofisi, Josh Koops, Johnny Loseli, Mesake Tagituimua tries; Ben Cannon 2 goals) d West Harbour 10 (Igshaan try; Tommy Sawden goal, pen goal) at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Points: Sydney University 5, West Harbour 0.
Fourth Grade – J.R. Henderson Cup: Sydney University 26 Thomas Gilbert 2, Tom Wilson, Tevita Halaifonua tries; Tom Wilson 3 goals) d West Harbour 0. Points: Sydney University 5, West Harbour 0.
First Grade – W. McMahon Memorial Shield: Sydney University 52 (James Kane 2, Christian Yassmin 2. Jack Bliss, Jackson McCalman, Hamish Dunbar, Jack Redden tries; Christian Kagiassis 6 goals) d West Harbour 29 (Amanakiola, Danny Wilson. Henrik Anthony, Shane Faaui tries; Rhys Miller 3 goals, pen goal) at University No.1 Oval. Points: Sydney University 5, West Harbour 1.
Second Grade – Shell Trophy: Sydney University 42 (Charles Friend 3, Tim McCutcheon 2, Jack Blair, Lachlan Agiris tries; Charles Friend 4 goals) d West Harbour 8 (Paul Tau try; Travis Dombroski pen goal) at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Points: Sydney University 5, West Harbour 0.
Third Grade: Bill Simpson Shield: Sydney University 40 (Oliver Maxwell 2, Samuel Renton 2, Patrick Muller tries; Samuel Renton 5 goals) d West Harbour 13 (Vilami Tupou try; Wilson Faasalafa goal, 2 pen goals) at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Points: Sydney University 5, West Harbour 0.