Second Grade (Colin Caird Shield)
Second Grade: Sydney University 45 (Samuel Barclay 2, Hugh Frazer, Matthew Hood, Chris Ingate tries; Byron Hodge 4 goals, 4 pen goals) defeated Northern Suburbs 27 at Sydney University Football Ground.
Third Grade (Henderson Shield)
Third Grade: Sydney University 60 (Joshua King 2, Dylan Vieira 2, Ban Carolan, Oliver Gresham, Stuart Mill, Richie Williams, Ben Cannon tries; Richie Williams 6 goals, pen goal) defeated Northern Suburbs 12 at Sydney University Football Ground.
Fourth Grade (Henderson Cup)
By James Cameron (Coach)
4th Grade continued their winning form with a hard fought 35-0 over Northern Suburbs. As expected the first half was a tight tussle with both teams showing plenty enthusiasm. Captain Tyne Holmes broke the deadlock after some sustained Uni pressure and we went into the break with a 7-0 lead.
Uni showed better structure in the second half and along with our superior fitness levels, gradually wore down the opposition. Elliot Gorman finished off a fine, first phase move to stretch the lead but it was far from comfortable as Norths continue to apply pressure. Elliot crossed again with 12 minutes left on the clock before super sub Tim Davidson crossed for the bonus point try with his first touch of the match. Elliot then picked up his hat-track try, a welcome return from injury for him. Tom Wilson’s 100% success rate with the boot gave us a 35-0 result.
The attack is certainly working and the tries were well constructed but the most pleasing outcome of the match was keeping a clean sheet against a good side who went into the match on the same competition points as us. Plenty of high quality individual contributions from everyone on the field with Sam Vaoga picking up the man of the match award.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 35 (Elliott Gorman 3, Tyne Holmes, Tim Davidson tries; Tom Wilson 5 goals) defeated Northern Suburbs 0 at Sydney University Football Ground.
First Colts (W. McMahon Memorial Shield)
By Robert Taylor (Colts Head Coach)
Bon Andrews Oval is one tough place to go and win. Having to warm-up in a public park littered with trees and be on the side of hill could be an easy distraction for any visiting team. It did not get any easier during the game either, with two yellow cards against us, a penalty count of 8 to 16 in favour of Norths, 145 tackles and a long period of play where we were behind on the scoreboard. It took a composed belief that we were going to find away to ensure we had more points on the scoreboard then Norths by the final whistle. In the last 10 minutes of the game, we scored twelve points to give us a eight point lead which was the final difference.
Norths were a very good side too and contested absolutely everything. If they can replicate that fighting spirit, they should be playing in the finals.
It was a memorable win given the preparation and ability to play through some significant disadvantages. The team will be happy to be home this week. We have travelled very well, with five of our eight games being away and still able to keep a clean sheet of wins.
First Colts: Sydney University 22 (Eddy King 2, Hugh Summerhayes tries; James Kane 2 goals, pen goal) defeated Northern Suburbs 14 at Bon Andrew’s Oval.
Second Colts (Shell Trophy)
Second Colts: Northern Suburbs 22 defeated Sydney University 17 (Jay Spencer, Harry Potter, Davis Jensen tries; Harry Potter 1 goal) at Bon Andrew’s Oval.
Third Colts (Bill Simpson Shield)
By Gabriel Enright (Coach)
Saturday’s game against Norths signalled the teams second loss for the season as a stark wake up call that the luck from previous weeks had well and truly RUN OUT.
The vast majority of the game saw the Students in a commanding position, especially in the set piece, but unforced errors, intercept passes and missed tackles were a great leveller. Norths capitalised on these with ruthless effect.
The team now has an opportunity to dig deep at training to address the skeletons in the closet that have seen some great Colts Rugby usurped by simple Schoolboy errors.
Daniel Poletto demonstrated he has grown into a quality play maker to secure the 3 points, Langley Amitt got through a mountain of work for 2 points and Max Indge got the point scoring both of the teams tries on his birthday.
Third Colts: Northern Suburbs 22 defeated Sydney University 14 (Max Indge 2 tries; Daniel Poletto 2 goals) at Bon Andrew’s Oval.