Six titles still on offer for Students
Despite missing a First Grade finals berth for the first time since 1997, Sydney University Football Club can still win six of the seven titles on offer in Sydney’s Premier rugby union competition.
Second, Third and Fourth grades and First and Third grade Colts won their respective qualifying finals at the weekend, while Second Grade Colts are still alive despite a 27-24 loss to Northern Suburbs on Sunday.
Second Grade accounted for Warringah 28-15 at Pittwater Rugby Park to set up a semi-final at the same venue against Manly on Saturday. Eastwood and Southern Districts will contest the other semi-final.
Third Grade moved through to the semi-finals with a tight 20-18 win over Manly at Forshaw Rugby Park to set up a semi-final against Warringah at Pittwater. Eastwood and Manly will contest the other semi-final.
Fourth Grade accounted for Randwick 21-12 at Manly Oval to set up a semi-final against Gordon. Northern Suburbs and Eastwood will contest the other semi-final.
Undefeated First Grade Colts ran in nine tries in a 50-12 win over Warringah to set up a semi-final against Eastwood. Randwick and Eastern Suburbs will contest the other semi-final.
Despite losing their qualifying final, Sydney University Seconds Colts have a second chance, having finished third on the ladder. They’ll meet Randwick in one semi-final, with Eastern Suburbs and Northern Suburbs contesting the other.
Third Grade Colts kept their hopes alive with a 41-5 win over Parramatta to move into semi-final mode.
Sydney Men’s Premier Grade competition – Qualifying Finals
Second Grade: Sydney University 28 (Alex Batho, Declan Moore, Mitch Whiteley, ?? tries; James Kane 4 goals) defeated Warringah 15 (Christopher Ale, Bradley Dixon tries; David Smerdon goal, pen goal) at Pittwater Rugby Park on Saturday.
Third Grade: Sydney University 20 (Benjamin Carolan, Jaason Finau tries; Conor Lowndes 2 goal, 2 pen goals) defeated Manly 18 (Joshua Littlewood, Scott Clemmett tries; Benjamin Rubio goal, 2 pen goals) at Forshaw Rugby Park on Sunday.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 21 (Jack Stanford, Adam Perri, Nicholas Burden tries; Scott Stumbles 3 goals) defeated Randwick 12 (Simon Uphill, Greg Svanfelds tries; Drew Ferguson goal) at Manly Oval on Saturday.
First Grade: Sydney University 50 (Joshua Kemeny 3, Tom Horton 2, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Eddy King, Patrick Calavassy tries’ Daniel Poletto 5 goals) defeated Warringah 12 (Jack Nettleton, Benjamin Marr tries; Andy Lloyd goal) at Forshaw Rugby Park on Saturday.
Second Grade: Northern Suburbs 27 (Angus Windred 3, Gabriel Cooper tries; Sam Ryan 2 goals, pen goal) defeated Sydney University 24 (Milan Basson 2, Sean Hasegawa tries; Edward Renton 2 goals, Joe Schwager goal, pen goal) at Chatswood Oval on Sunday.
Third Grade: Sydney University 41 (Thomas Leaver, Sydney Malifa, Oliver Young, William Wennerbom, Toby Dickinson, Julian Manieson, Luke Porter tries; William Wennerbom 2 goals, Said Halbouni goal) defeated Parramatta 5 (Inoke Mocevakaca try) at Chatswood Oval on Saturday.
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