MATCH REPORT | Students claim West Harbour Scalp

by Graham Croker | April 20, 2022
MATCH REPORT | Students claim West Harbour Scalp

Sydney University disposed of West Harbour 41-14 in their Round three Shute Shield rugby clash at Drummoyne Oval on Saturday.

The Students ran in eight tries to two on the back of a dominant pack, with hooker Ciaran Loh and winger Simon Kennewell (pictured) each bagging two touchdowns and flanker Jack McCalman, halfback Banjo Travers, outside-centre Henry Clunies-Ross. 

West Harbour hooker Vaotangi Mafi and fullback Justin Marsters scored tries for the hosts, with five-eighth Kodie Drury-Hawkins converting both.

After losing their opening round match against Warringah 29-26 at Pittwater Rugby Park, Sydney University disposed of Randwick 34-21 at the SUFG in Round 2.

The weekend's win took Sydney University to second place on the Shute Shield ladder behind undefeated Northern Suburbs, with Manly, Gordon Eastwood and Warringah making up the top six.

In other grades, Sydney Uni won 2nd Grade 41-17, 3rd Grade 57-21 and 4th Grade 19-14. The Students also won 1st Colts 33-22, lost 2nd Colts 17-14 and won 3rd Colts 38-5.

Sydney University will now travel to Mudgee this weekend to take on Newcastle-based Hunter Wildfires at Glen Willow Stadium – an annual event to take premier rugby to the bush.

Scoresheet:
Tries: Jack McCalman, Ciaran Loh (2), Banjo Travers, Simon Kennewell (2), Henry Clunies-Ross
Conversions: Jude Gibbs (3)