Students through to Grand Final

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Sydney University are now a game away from collecting the 2023 Jack Scott Cup in Sydney’s Premier women’s rugby union competition.

The University women’s Gold team defeated Wildfires 27-12 in their play-off at St Luke’s North on Saturday to move into the season decider against Easts, who accounted for Gordon 20-14 in their play-off.

Number 8 Fi Jones lead the way for Sydney University with an excellent display scoring 3 tries. Tries also to Rory Owen and Claudia Nielsen and a conversion to Bo Burton saw their Grand Final streak continue which has stood since 2014.

Sydney University’s Gold ended the 14-round season proper undefeated to claim the minor premiership, while Sydney University’s Blue side finished 7th in the eight-team competition.

During the season proper, the gold side rattled up 506 points while conceding just 111.

After losing in last year’s grand final to Gordon they will be out to do one better as. The game will be played against rivals Eastern Suburbs at North Sydney Oval with a 10:30 am kick off. Come show your colours for the girls as tickets are only $10, as we throw our support behind them for what a phenomenal season they have had.

Teams shaping up nicely as 2nds,3rds,4ths and 1st Colts make runs for the Semis

Sydney University men’s Second Grade moved into the semi-finals of the Colin Caird Shield with a 41-24 win over Eastern Suburbs in their play-off at North Sydney Oval on Saturday.

Hooker Ciaran Loh and number eight Max Von Appen each scored two tries for the Students, with flanker Aidan Wearne and five-eighth Connor O’Shae also crossing the stripe. Fullback Sam Bignold landed four conversions and a penalty goal to seal the game.

The Seconds will meet Gordon in their semi-final at Concord Oval on Saturday, with Randwick and Manly contesting the other at the same venue.

Sydney University Third grade also moved through to the semi-finals of the Henderson Shield with a 20-10 win over Manly in their play-off at T.G. Millner Field on Saturday.

Prop Ezrah Amituanai, winger Max Robson and outside centre Charles Murray scored tries for the Students, with Robson converting one and landing a penalty goal.

The Thirds will meet Eastwood in one semi-final, with Randwick and Manly contesting the other.

And Sydney University Fourth Grade moved one game closer to the season decider with a nail-biting 24-22 win over Souths in their play-off at Forshaw Rugby Park on Saturday.

Hooker Sean Hasegawa scored three of the Students’ four tries, with outside centre Sam Renton scoring the other. Five-eighth Tom Cutler added two conversions.

The Fourths will meet Manly in one semi-final, with Randwick and Souths contesting the other.

Sydney University also contested the three Colts grades in the play-offs on Saturday, with Colts 1 the only team to go through to the semi-finals. They accounted  for Randwick 38-10 at Forshaw Rugby Park and will meet Eastwood in a semi-final at Pittwater Rugby Park on Saturday with Warringah and Randwick contesting the other.

Sydney University Colts 2 lost their play-off 21-19 to Warringah at Pittwater Rugby Park, while Colts 3 lost 47-10 to Warringah at the same venue.