It has been said that defence wins games and that statement could not be more appropriate to the 4th grade grand final as Sydney Uni tackled their way to the 2014 Henderson Cup. Minor Premiers Eastwood controlled possession and territory early on and spent the best part of the first 15 minutes camped out in Uni's half, however strong defence ensured that a penalty goal was all they had to show for it.
Wet weather is a great leveller in rugby and this has not been clearer than in the 1st Colts Grand Final. Uni and Randwick were ranked 1st and 3rd respectively in attack, averaging a combined 97 points per game over the competition rounds, however it was evident for to all to see that points would be hard to come by.
Sydney Uni 13 - Manly 12
The 2nds Colts team decided they might as well make it three last minute victories from three to round out the finals and bring home the Shell Trophy.
You can't get much better than an undefeated Premiership! What a truly unbelievable season for our 3rd Colts.
In some of the wettest conditions possible however, they did make the crowd at Forshaw very nervous come the Grand Final, coming away with just a 3-0 win over Manly after having a Manly penalty in front over turned in the final stages.
The thoughts of a relaxing Sunday afternoon absorbing the tranquillity of University Oval were far from the truth. In a see sawing agonising battle, Southern Districts defeated University with a long range penalty at fulltime for a 27-25 victory for a berth in next Saturdays grand final against Eastwood.
Mirroring the tenacious come from behind victory of the Waratahs, Sydney University defeated the Warringah Rats 26-23 in a grinding qualifying final last Saturday at Rat Park.
Sydney University’s most emphatic performance was left for the last round of the season with a 85-19 defeat of Eastern Suburbs last Saturday at University No.1 Oval. The performances of a number players still eligible for Colts enabled the club to win the Sydney Club Championship for 2014.
Sydney University defeated Gordon 32-20 on a bitterly cold day at University Oval No: 1 last Saturday. There appeared early signs of a free flowing game despite the Siberian conditions when the ball was moved through the hands for a second minute try to winger James Dargaville.
Western Force hooker Nathan Charles on battling cystic fibrosis and playing for Australia YASMINE PHILLIPS PERTHNOW JULY 12, 2014 NATHAN Charles doesn’t consider himself a hero. But the 25-year-old Western Force hooker is attracting a whole new legion of fans off the field.
Lin Sydney University produced seven wins across all grades in last Saturday’s Super Saturday at Merrylands RSL Rugby Park against Parramatta. An important boost in the Club Championship was achieved by the efforts from all the University teams.
All ladies welcome to join us at our annual Ozsale Ladies Day. A perfect opportunity to gather the girls together to enjoy the rugby with a beautiful High Tea lunch and drinks. All in a private marquee overlooking the rugby and with the company of SUFC players.
The Australian Commonwealth Games Association is pleased to announce the Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens squad nominated by the Australian Rugby Union for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month. Australia’s Men’s Sevens team won silver four years ago at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and will be looking to go one better this year.
Sydney University’s recent run of victories came to an end last Saturday after Eastwood inflicted a 38-22 defeat of the Students at University Oval. Saturday’s game coincided with two other significant events.
Sydney University continued their running rugby of recent weeks last Saturday at University Oval with a 42-19 victory over the West Harbour Pirates.
SUFC 2nd Grade coach, Ray Hudd, will coach his 150th game this weekend against West Harbour. This incredible achievement in his 7th season at the club, since he started in 2008, is coupled with an outstanding coaching record with a success win rate of 83.89%!!