Sydney University Football Club is once again in contention to win all seven titles in the Sydney Grade competition after finishing third in Shute Shield and minor premiers in Second, Third and Fourth grades and the three Colts grades.
Eastwood once again took out the Shute Shield minor premiership, finishing on 66 points, ahead of Manly (61),
The new finals format, played over four weeks, gives the four top-placed sides (Eastwood, Manly,
This weekend’s qualifying finals will see first-placed Eastwood host fourth-placed Southern Districts and Manly (second) host
At the same time, the fifth- to eighth-placed teams will battle it out, with sixth-placed Norths playing seventh-placed Warringah at Woollahra Oval on Saturday, and
The Students finished the season proper in style with a 45-17 demolition of Southern Districts at University No.1 Oval on Saturday.
Skipper Tim Davidson scored two of
Centre Mitch Inman also bagged a pair, with prop Jeremy Tilse, centre Tom Carter and fullback Angus Roberts scoring the others, while five-eighth Dan Kelly landed five conversions.
First Grade Colts will be chasing a sixth successive win in the W. McMahon Memorial Shield. First Grade Colts have won nine of the past 10 grand finals, having gone of a run of four from 2002, lost to Eastwood in the 2006 decider and set up another unbroken run from 2007.
Second Grade Colts will be chasing a seventh consecutive premiership, while Third Grade Colts will be looking for back-to-back titles.
SUFC already has two trophies in the cabinet for 2012: the overall Club Championship Shield and the Eric Spilstead Shield for the Colts Club Championship.
First Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 45 (Mitch Inman 2, Tim Davidson 2, Jeremy Tilse, Tom Carter, Angus Roberts tries; Dan Kelly 5 goals) d Southern Districts 17 (Apo Latinipula, Atieli Pakalani tries; Ben Vololova 2 goal, pen goal) at Sydney University No.1 Oval.
Second Grade – Colin Caird Shield: Sydney University 65 (Tolu Latu 3, Nathan Trist 3, Sam Roberson, Willlie du Plessis, James McMahon, Dave Dillon tries; David Fong 6 goals, pen goal) d Southern Districts 29 (Sami Latunipului, Chris O’Reilly, D. Lochnet, P. Asquith tries; R. Jones 2 goals, pen goal. P. Asquith goal).
Third Grade – Henderson Shield: Sydney University 22 (Zubayr Abraham, Matt Armour, Jack Macklin tries; Jack Macklin 2 goals, pen goal) d Southern Districts 0.
Fourth Grade – Henderson Cup: Sydney University 83 (Ned Mullany 2, Ben Cannon 2, Cameron Lawrence 2, Jason Hofmeyr 2, Hamish King, Michael Pollastri, Brad Panayiotou, Ollie L’Estrange, A. Haangana tries; Cameron Lawrence 7 goals, Jason Hofmeyr 2 goals).
Colts – Semi-finals
Sydney Women’s Grade competition