Sydney Uni vs. Southern Districts games times at Sydney University and Barden Ridge Sports Complex.
Sydney University rediscovered their mojo with a comprehensive 44-0 victory over Eastern Suburbs last Saturday at Woollahra Oval.
Due to the weather games against Eastern Suburbs tomorrow (20.6) will now be played at the following grounds:
I would like to take this opportunity to formally farewell Tristan Sharp, SUFC’s Colts Strength and Conditioning coach over the past five years, who is returning to Ireland to join Connacht Rugby, Galway.
Over the June long weekend, SUFC had a number of teams competing in the Junior Rugby State Championships across various age groups, and at a number of venues in Sydney.
We would like to congratulate all involved on a successful tournament. Thank you to all the coaches, managers, parents, players and supporters who attended the weekend's games. Without each and every one of you, it would not have been the same.
The tragic origin of the Shute Shield is well known. In 1922 a Sydney University prop forward, 23 year old Robert Elliot Shute, was accidentally killed when his head hit the ground in a tackle during a representative trial game. The accident had such an impact on the Sydney University Club they decided his death could not be forgotten and decided to name a trophy in his honour to be awarded to the best team in the Sydney competition. This idea was taken up by the rugby community and so the Shute Memorial Trophy came into existence. It eventually became known as the Shute Shield.
The healthy crowd at Coogee Oval last Saturday saw Randwick defeat Sydney University 20-15. Both sides posted two tries each. But for University they were desperately unlucky at the end with a disallowed try.
SUFC is embracing the 2015 Rugby World Cup and will move the traditional Trivett Finals Lunch to Friday September 25th.
The club invites you to join SUFC for the Trivett SUFC Rugby World Cup lunch. The event this year will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Peter FitzSimons columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, former Wallaby and SUFC player.
A despicable cold drizzly winter night was the setting for University’s frustrating 17-10 loss to Gordon at Chatswood Oval last Friday night.
Uncharacteristic mistakes by an off key University was capitalised by Gordon. The Students were missing their signature disciplined play this evening.
Last Sunday night, our SUFC Juniors held their Presentation Night at The Grandstand as a lead in to the 2015 Junior State Championships, which are to be held over the long weekend (6th-8th June).
In one of the most emotional games ever to take place at University Oval No: 1 Oval, Sydney University in the last 2 minutes ensured a hard fought victory against a gallant Parramatta. The game was held back 40 minutes as the preceding 2nd grade game was marred by a nasty injury suffered by Parramatta number 8 Andrew Vatuvei. The University Club’s prayers are with Andrew and his family. University wish Andrew a speedy and full recovery. More about this later.
On behalf of all at Sydney University Football Club, we would like to save a huge thank you to Dr Katherine Rae, assissted by our Medical and Physiotherapy team (including and specifically the wonderful support of Shane Kertanegara), on the incredible events that unfolded on Saturday.
We are so proud of you Kath and so blessed to have you part of our team. Thank you.
Al Ryan: a fifth year member of the club, joint club captain, and a prop that clocks at least 80 minutes per week on the field. It’s safe to say that he is a prominent leader for the Sydney Uni rugby team. This comes as no surprise as rugby seems to be ingrained in his family culture; he took his first steps on the oval when he was just a baby, his father used to play for Sydney Uni, and all four of his siblings have played the game.
Some stories from around SUFC for the week:
- SUFC Players Ball
- 3rd Grade Wine and Cheese Night