Wallabies forward Will Skelton will rub shoulders on Sunday in a line-up that includes players from Test, Shute Shield and sub-districts rugby. And he says he is nervous.
Last week SUFC held it's annual Presentation Night to recognise the achievements throughout the club from the 2014 season.
On top of individual team awards (which have been named under each team report article) there were also a number of encouragement, achievement and major club awards that were announced.
Despite not making the Grand Final, the 1st Grade team still had many things to celebrate.
After a tight yet incredible win against Eastwood in the Semi Finals, SUFC 2nd Grade came with guns blazing to the Grand Final against Manly. However, a strong Manly side proved too much for the boys, after being defeated 34-13.
The Mighty 3rd Grade side triumphed in the Grand Final in a manner fitting for the season they put together.
The scrum dominance on the big day was second to none, and earned the team many penalties throughout the game, and resulted in a couple of push-over try's to boot.
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.
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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.