Christian Kagiassis racked up 30 points in Sydney University’s 33-10 win over Eastern Suburbs in their Round 7 Shute Shield clash at Sydney University Football Ground on Saturday.

The chunky winger crossed for four tries and landed two conversions and two penalty goals after taking over the kicking duties from fullback Angus Roberts.

The Students unveiled their tactics on the back of a rock-solid scrum in the third minute when they ran the ball from their own line with winger Matthew Narracott making inroads down the right flank.

The field position resulted in a three-phase raid that saw hooker Christopher Talakai send Kagiassis over for his first points contribution of the afternoon.

Easts hit back immediately with a 10-point haul from five-eighth Archie King, who landed a penalty goal and backed that up with a converted try on the back of good work from flanker Rowan Perry and winger Fetongi Tuinauvai.

But it was the Students who went to the break with a 13-10 lead after Kagiassis crossed for his second try and landed a penalty goal.

The try came off a lineout steal from halfback Jake Gordon. Flanker Jackson McCalman then hit a hole in the Beasties defence before the ball was transferred down the left side where Talakai drew in the defence before unloading a deft one-hander to Kagiassis who scored in the corner.

The first half was an evenly-fought affair in the set-pieces and the open, but the hosts were looking dangerous when the passes stuck and they kept their attack alive.

And that’s what eventuated in the second half as they took control of possession and position with quick ruck ball and some clinical finishing.

Kagiassis was on the end of another two attacking raids as the score ascended. He beat three defenders for his third touchdown and chipped ahead and regathered for his fourth.

Having scored a mountain of points in his Colts career, he’s now starting to pile them on a grade career that only began a month ago.

The win moved Sydney University from fifth to third on the competition ladder and helped the club move to second in the Club Championship.

Randwick head the Shute Shield on 30 points, with Eastwood (26), Sydney University (26), Southern Districts (25), Eastern Suburbs (23) and Manly (22) making up the top six.

Randwick also head the Club Championship on 1234 points, from Sydney university (1167) and Eastern Suburbs (992).

The Students host Northern Suburbs this Saturday.


Sydney Men’s Premier Grade rugby competition – Round 7

First Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 33 (Christian Kagiassis 4 tries; Christian Kagiassis 2 goals, 2 pen goals; Angus Roberts pen goal) defeated Eastern Suburbs 10 (Archie King try, goal, pen goal) at Sydney University Football Ground.

Second Grade- Colin Caird Shield: Eastern Suburbs 25 (Clarrie Moore, Andrew Ferris, Ed Keohane tries; Andrew Ferris goal, 2 pen goals, William Maddocks goal) defeated Sydney University 17 (Matthew Hood 2, Christian Yassmin tries; Jonathan Vaux goal) at Sydney University Football.

Third Grade – Henderson Shield: Eastern Suburbs 21 (Imran Joseph, Louis Taylor, Gaston Gibernau tries; Samuel Devlin 3 goals) defeated Sydney University  19 (Sione Talanoa, Dylan Vieira, Mesake Tagituimua tries; William Macklin 2 goals) at Sydney University Football Ground.

Fourth Grade – Henderson Cup: Sydney University 14 (Nicholas Burden, Thomas Gilbert tries; Ben Cannon goal, Tom Wilson goal) defeated Eastern Suburbs 8 (Gaston Gibernau try, Luke Jones pen goal) at St John’s College Oval.


First Grade: Sydney University 47 (Richard Champion de Crespigny, Hugh Summerhayes, Leo Strang, Samuel Renton, William McDonnell, Eddy King, Callum Styles tries; James Kane 6 goals) defeated Eastern Suburbs 12 (James King, Daniel England tries; Daniel England goal) at St John’s College Oval.

Second Grade: Sydney University 24 (Jay Spencer, Aidan Brown, Eddy King, Harry Potter tries; Callum Styles 2 goals) defeated Eastern Suburbs 7 (Will Hicks try; Jayden /Wright goal) at St John’s College Oval.

Third Grade: Sydney University 22 (Robert Liddell, Tom Farnell, Sean Hasegawa, Daniel Poletto 2 goals, pen goal) drew with Eastern Suburbs 22 (Roy Harrison, James Parrelli, Brae Roebuck tries; Tom Stoddart 2 goals, Brae Roebuck pen goal) at St John’s. College Oval.