Winger Angus Roberts bagged three of Sydney University’s seven tries as the Students towelled Randwick 47-7 in their Round 3 clash at University’s No.1 Oval on Saturday.
The Students led 25-nil at the break and added a bonus point fourth try soon after the resumption of play.
The win capped off a great day for the University, with wins in the four grades and three Colts fixtures lifting them to the top of the Club Championship ladder on 562 points, with Eastwood (529), Eastern Suburbs (440) and Manly (409) in their wake.
The win also erased some of the memories of the Round 2 capitulation to Manly at Manly Oval, when the Students gave up a handy lead to be pipped 28-26 by the hosts.
Operating behind a well-drilled pack, five-eighth Dan Kelly played a dominant hand for the Students on Saturday, while centre Michael Hodges continued his great early season form.
The Students cross the Bridge to meet Gordon at Chatswood Oval this Saturday. Both sides have won two from three and sit fourth and fifth on the Shute Shield ladder behind 2011 premiers Eastwood, Manly and Southern Districts.
Sydney Men’s grade competition – Round 3
First Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 47 (Angus Roberts 3, Oliver Atkins, James McMahon, Nathan Trist, Stuart Dunbar tries; Angus Roberts 2 goals, Stuart Dunbar goal; Angus Roberts 2 pen goals) d Randwick 7 (Peter Samu try; Antonio Halangahu goal) at Sydney University No. 1 Oval.
Second Grade – Colin Caird Shield: Sydney University 53 (Harry Marples 2, Nic Stirzaker, Zubayr Abrahams, Dane McCarthy Dan Thomas, David Fong tries; David Dillon 4, David Fong 2 goals; David Dillon, David Fong pen goals) d Randwick 24 (Apenisa Vasutoga 3, Matthew McKay tries; Dominic Bower 2 goals).
Third Grade – Henderson Shield: Sydney University 39 (Mark O’Dare 2, James Willan, Kane Morgan, Ned Mullany tries; Jack Macklin 4 goals, 2 pen goals) d Randwick 19 (Tom Webber, James White, Michael Gibson tries; Ben Allard 2 goals).
Fourth Grade – Henderson Cup: Sydney University 62 (Ben Mercer 2, Siona Kaivelata, Julen de Chasteigner, Dane Cole-Clarke, David Osafua, Cameron Lawrence tries; Cameron Lawrence 7 goals, pen goal)) d Randwick 12 (J. Mallison, N. Saliner tries; Michael Gibson goal).
First Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 42 (5 tries) d Randwick 14.
Second Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 45 (7 tries) d Randwick 12.
Third Grade – Shute Shield: Sydney University 19 d Randwick 14.
Sydney Women’s grade competition – Round 3
First Grade: Sydney University 21 d Warringah 17.