Second Grade (Colin Caird Shield)

Second Grade: Sydney University 56 (Christian Yassmin 3, Stuart Dunbar 2, Matt Hood 2, Saia Tanginoa, Jack Redden, Chris Ingate tries; Byron Hodge 4 goals, 1 pen goal) defeated Gordon 24 (Castellan Valentin, Sam Mete, Alec Palmer, Michael Manners tries; Alec Palmer 2 goals) at Sydney University Football Ground.

Third Grade (Henderson Shield)

Third Grade: Sydney University 48 (Richard Williams 3, Dylan Vieira 2, Fred Burdon, Oliver Gresham, Stuart Nutt tries) defeated Gordon 0 at Sydney University Football Ground.

Fourth Grade (Henderson Cup)

By James Cameron (Coach)

12 tries and 8 conversions were enough for 4th grade to get the day off to a winning start with a 76-5 win over Gordon. Uni managed to secure the opening kick off cleanly and 2 phases later, shifted the ball wide for Dylan Oldfield to show his pace and streak away for the first of his 3 tries for the day. Soon after, Uni again showed their attacking intent, a turnover in our own 22 resulting in a Patrick Muller try at the other end. The weather was hampering our ‘run from anywhere’ approach and a few handling errors meant more of the half was played in our end. But Uni always looked in control and our third try again came from with our own 22 as Elliot Gorman crossed to make it one each for the back three. Two more tries gave us a 31-5 half time lead.

We compensated for the weather a little more in the second half, trying not to push passes in contact and being conscious of playing the game in Gordon’s half. It was a great display of patient, structured rugby, and it yielded a further 7 tries. The mistakes were few, and the boys kept their shape through the phases. It was really pleasing to see it all come together and it’s the kind of rugby I hope we can keep playing as we approach the finals.

It was a great team effort with plenty of quality individual performances. The front row dominated at scrum time, Tom Wilson and Nick Burden controlled the game well in the halves, and Malachy Mullin at 12 kept us going forward. Hat trick hero Dylan Oldfield had his best game of the season and it was a tough choice between Youki Takeuchi and Jack Stanford for best on ground.

We will look to take this momentum up to TG Milner next week where Eastwood are always tough opponents. 

Fourth Grade: Sydney University 76 (Dylan Oldfield 3, Elliot Gorman 2, Tyne Holmes, Netani Qicatabua, Justin Fourie, Alexander Jackman, Pat Muller, Nick Burden tries; Tom Wilson 6, Justin Fourie 2 goals)  defeated Gordon 5 (Anton Wright try) at Sydney University Football Ground.


First Colts (W. McMahon Memorial Shield)

By Robert Taylor (Colts Head Coach)

This was a game the team were really looking forward to, given Gordon has been 2nd on the 1st Colts points table for the majority of the season. Also playing it away, which was to be their seventh home game in a row, they had turned Chatswood Oval into a winning fortress where they had beaten Randwick and many others.

The forwards again laid a strong platform in the scrum and contact area, with the backs ensuring the quality ball was used to full advantage.  There were a number of other players who deserved to pick up points in the weekend, particularly in the backline. Notable moments in the game was Jay Spencer coming on at loosehead prop chasing 80ms to tackle the Gordon halfback after a intercepted pass, it was very symbolic of the never give up attitude of the Colts.

It does not get any easier this week with Eastwood Colts coming to us. Eastwood nearly toppled Gordon the previous week and will always put in a grand final effort against any Sydney University team. 

First Colts: Sydney University 29 (Richard Champion de Crespigny, Samuel Renton, Tim McCutcheon, Tim Clements tries; Samuel Renton 3 goals, pen goal) defeated Gordon 12 (Rory Vevers 2 tries; James Dainton goal) at Chatswood Oval.

Second Colts (Shell Trophy)

Second Colts: (Samuel Frankham, David Smerdon, Brandon Marsh tries; David Smerdon 2 goals, 2 pen goals) defeated Sydney University 24 (James Widders-Leece, Jay Spencer, George Lehmann, Toby Cooke tries; Harry Potter 2 goals) at Chatswood Oval.

Third Colts (Bill Simpson Shield)

By Gabriel Enright (Coach)

Hitting their straps this week the Students looked in ominous form coming into the business end of the season with a six tries to one, 30 to 5 victory over the Gordon Highlanders. Some early mistakes in the backline allowed Gordon to strike the first blow with a try against the run of play.

The remainder of the match saw the Students reach their potential and play a calculated and clinical brand of Rugby that the opposition had no answer to. Striking a balance between forwards bullocking their way down the centre, moving the ball wide through the backs andsome deft general play kicking from Daniel Poletto the team scored six unanswered tries.

Sean O’Byrne proved he is a class act at No 7 turning in the performance of the season scoring a try and stealing all but two of the oppositions line outs. Davis Jensen rolled on at No 8 with relentless momentum for the 2 points while Connor Farnell was superb at fullback scoring tries and providing some exciting counter attack.

This weeks clash with Eastwood will be a true test of the teams resolve in the big matches and a good indicator of our preparedness for the finals.

Third Colts: Sydney University 30 (Angus Chapman, Sean O’Byrne, David Jensen, Ahman Elbatoory tries) defeated Gordon 5 (Luc Simpson-Kent try) at Chatswood Oval.