UTS Tigers take out Tertiary Nines

The University of Technology Sydney Tigers have won the first piece of silverware on offer, defeating the University of Western Sydney Ducks in the 9th annual Arnold Stehr Tertiary Nines.

In warm conditions at Norford Park in Sefton, the Tigers ‘A’ team collected their first pre-season trophy since 2006 running out 24 – 14 victors over an impressive Ducks side.

The Ducks, in what is only their second season in the Tertiary League, showed they will be one of the teams to beat in 2015 with an impressive on-field effort in the first half, going into the sheds up 14 – 4 before the Tigers staged a second half come back, scoring 20 unanswered points to claim the trophy.

The 2015 Tertiary League season will kick off on April 11.

Tertiary Nines Grand Final:
UTS Tigers 24 defeated UWS Ducks 14

Tertiary Nines kick off this Saturday

Norford Park, Sefton will play host to this Saturday’s 2015 Arnold Stehr Tertiary Nines.

The only official pre-season tournament of the Tertiary League season, the Tertiary Nines will see all eight clubs from both divisions go head to head for the chance of claiming the first piece of silverware on offer for season 2015.

Since the pre-season tournament’s inception back in 2006, no team has won the Arnold Stehr shield more than twice and as many as eight different clubs featuring in the tournament final.

The tournament is set to kick off at 10:00am this Saturday, March 28, with the Semi Finals scheduled for 12:40pm and the tournament final at 1:20pm.

Tertiary League Trial Results

The 2015 Tertiary League season may not have start yet, but this hasn’t prevented a series of teams going head to head, trialing their combinations and squads over the weekend.

Kicking off the trials, the newly formed Australian Catholic University Saints headed to Campbelltown to take on the University of Western Sydney Ducks. The Saints, in what was their first official hit out, showed plenty of promise. however struggled to complete their sets against the heavily drilled Ducks team, going down 56 – 0.

Meanwhile at Mayfield, the University of Newcastle Seahorses fought out at 20-all draw against the Norwest Polecats. Played with no conversions and unlimited reserves, both sides scored 5 tries a piece in an entertaining encounter.

Trial Results:
University of Western Sydney Ducks 56 defeated Australian Catholic University Saints 0

University of Newcastle Seahorses 20 drew with Norwest Polecats 20

NSW Universities Representative Team 2015

The selection trial for the NSW Universities Representative team to play Qld Universities in the annual Interstate Challenge is being held on Sunday 15 March 2015, 9am – 12pm at TG Milner Field (Top Oval), Vimiera Rd, Marsfield.

Players selected in the team will play in the Universities Interstate Challenge match at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday 2 May 2015.

The 2015 Australian Universities Rugby League train-on squad will be chosen after this match and accordingly a number of conditions apply to any player interested in trialing for the NSW Universities team. These requirements are outlined below and it is important all nominees are prepared to accept them before making application.

For all the information and nomination form click here.