Tertiary Student Rep Players Leave for Canada

The NSW Tertiary Student Representative Team left Sydney on Thursday 9 July 2015, bound for Vancouver Canada where they will play three matches against British Columbia (BC) Competition combined open and Under 23’s sides and local competition club Surrey Beavers.

The players arrived in Vancouver in time to attend the grand final of the BC competition and were witness to a willing tussle between undefeated comp minor premiers Capilano Cougars and the Vancouver Dragons. The Cougars remained undefeated with a commanding 38-6 win over the Dragons but it was the standard of football that impressed the tourists the most, leaving them in no doubt they can expect some strong opposition in their three tour matches.

Also impressive was the crowd that packed the small grandstand to cheer the teams on. And there was a familiar Aussie face in the stand as well, with Channel 7 personality and North Sydney Bears tragic, Jason Hodges in attendance – in Vancouver to film a special for the Better Homes and Gardens Show.

The programme for the touring team will be as follows:

  • Match 1 Vs BC Bulldogs Open Team – Sunday 12 July (Monday noon Sydney Time) at Klahanie Park, North Vancouver.
  • Match 2 Vs Surrey Beavers – Wednesday 15 July (Thursday noon Sydney Time) at South Surrey Athletic Park, Surrey.
  • Match 3 Vs BC Bulldogs Under 23’s – Friday 17 July (Saturday noon Sydney Time) at Klahanie Park, North Vancouver.

 

The players selected for the tour are as follows:

Husam Asfour (UWS)

Scott Bunch (Sydney Uni)

Tim Curley (Norwest/Nirimba)

Kareem Emara (Norwest/Nirimba)

Myles Fowler (Sydney Uni)

Ben Griffin (Uni Canberra)

Jamie Holland (Norwest/Nirimba)

Dayne Horne (UTS)

Luke Johnston (UTS)

Seamus Leyand (Uni Canberra)

Joe Mourad (Cumberland College)

Allan Newton (UTS)

Joe Ngawini (Norwest/Nirimba)

John Norford (Norwest/Nirimba)

Shane Rowe (Norwest/Nirimba)

Luke Rye (Norwest/Nirimba)

Will Salvestrin (Uni Canberra)

Mitchell Scott (Uni Canberra)

Junior Tuapo (Sydney Uni)

Jake Vrahnos (Sydney Uni)

Coach: Dean Chapman (Uni Canberra)

Manager: Edie George (Cumberland College)

Trainer: Chris Barritt-Eyles

Physio: Travis Cuscuna (UTS)

 

Round 10 Results

The results of matches played in Round 10 of the NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League Competitions on Saturday 4 July are as follows:

1st division
UTS 34 bt UWS 0
Norwest/Nirimba 22 bt Syd Uni 10
Cumberland College 30 bt Uni Canberra 18

2nd Division
Norwest/Nirimba 28 bt Syd Uni 10
UTS wof ACU lof
Cumberland College bye

Round 7 Results

The results of matches played in Round 6 of the NSWTSRL competitions on Saturday 13 June 2015 are as follows:

 

1st Division

UTS 38 bt Norwest/Nirimba 14

Sydney Uni 36 bt Cumberland College 16

UWS 28 bt Canberra Uni 22

 

2nd Division

Norwest/Nirimba 24 bt UTS 18

Sydney Uni 38 bt Cumberland College 26

ACU bye

Round 6 Results

The results of matches played today in Round 6 of the NSWTSRL competitions are as follows:

1st Division
UTS 24 bt Syd Uni 14
Norwest/Nirimba 44 bt Uni Canberra 4
Cumberland College 44 bt UWS 24

2nd Division
UTS 24 bt Syd Uni 22
Cumberland College 34 bt ACU 24
Norwest/Nirimba bye

Round 5 Results

The results of matches played today in Round 5 of the NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League Competitions are as follows:

1st Division

Norwest/Nirimba 52 bt Cumberland College 6

UTS 48 bt Uni Canberra 12

Uni Sydney Vs UWS washed out

2nd Division

Cumberland College 28 bt Norwest/Nirimba 18

ACU vs Uni Sydney washed out

UTS bye

Round 2 Results

The results of matches played today in Round 2 of the NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League Competitions are as follows:

1st Division
Sydney Uni 62 bt Cumberland College 8
Canberra Uni 54 bt UWS 6
UTS 22 bt Norwest/Nirimba 20

2nd Division
Cumberland College 16 bt Sydney Uni 12
UTS 30 bt Norwest/Nirimba 10
ACU bt Newcastle Uni on forfeit

 

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 Tertiary Student Representative Team Canada Tour

The NSW Tertiary Student Representative Team will undertake a tour to Canada from 9-21 July 2015.

As in previous tours of this nature participation will be on a user pays basis, with the team to play three games against university student teams from around the Vancouver area.

Accommodation will be based at British Columbia University and participation costs are yet to be finalised but it is anticipated the cost of the levy to tour will be approx. $2,500-$2700. Levy will cover the cost of air fares, meals & accommodation, apparel, etc.

To be eligible to tour, players must be registered to play in the NSWTSRL competitions and selection will be based primarily, but not solely, on City/Country match to be played on 15 May.

More information about the tour will be posted on the website shortly, so keep checking back at NSW Tertiary Students Representative page.

In the interim, if you are interested in participating in the tour, either as a player or a team official, contact Tour Manager via email  here.