Article by Michael Shillito

There’s only two rounds to go before the finals, and the race for positions is about as tight as it is possible to be. So tight is this year’s ladder that if Manly had scored one less behind this season, or Pennant Hills one more, fifth place would be different. Teams will be looking over their shoulder at scores around the grounds; where not just the winner but the margin will be critical.
North Shore have the minor premiership safely wrapped up. UNSW-ES and East Coast are second and third, two games clear of Sydney Uni, Manly and Pennant Hills. But the Bulldogs and Eagles have tough draws in the last two rounds, including playing each other next week; which leaves Sydney Uni and Manly, who don’t play finals contenders in the last two rounds, ready to pounce for the double-chance. And Pennant Hills, out of the five at the moment by the most minute of percentage gaps, have proven in recent years they can never be written off.

All games in round 16 were played on Saturday afternoon. This mild and dry winter continued, and although some grounds are dusty and grass is often hard to find, at least we haven’t had to worry about mass ground closures this season. Touch wood!

There’s always a keen rivalry being played out when East Coast Eagles take on Pennant Hills Demons. Bragging rights in the north-west is up for grabs; and some memorable clashes and Grand Finals in recent seasons will always build up the anticipation. Saturday’s game at Kanebridge Oval was another chapter in the rivalry; and this time it was the Eagles who would be top of the Pops.
There wasn’t much separating the two sides in the first quarter. It took some time for the two sides to feel each other out and gauge their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. But it was clear that this was going to be a hard-fought contest, with some heavy tackles and some brilliant spoils making clean possessions hard to get. It was two goals apiece in the first term, the Demons leading by a point at quarter time, and a keen contest was in the making.
Goal for goal in the second term, as the Eagles flirted with the lead only to find the challenge responded to by the Demons. An enthralling contest was unfolding as the two sides made their rotations to keep the other guessing. There were individual highlights, but the collective contest was still in the balance as the two sides returned to the rooms at half time, with the Demons having kicked three goals to two in the second term to lead by three points at the long break.
Tensions rose in the third term, as the game reached a stalemate. This wasn’t a contest for the faint-hearted, and the pressure was building. There was no room for error, and no risk of conceding any advantage to your opponent. The faithful of both sides were watching in interest; waiting to see if the bubble of pressure would burst. The ball travelled from end to end. Something had to give, but nothing did. The Eagles, with a late flurry of behinds, took the lead; but neither team would score a goal in the third term and the siren sounded with the Eagles one point ahead.
Such tight defence and relentless pressure was unsustainable, and finally in the last quarter the valve was released. The time had come for the attacking options to present themselves, to turn on the scoreboard pressure and get a winning result on the board. Again, not much separated the two sides, as the lead changed hands only for the answering goal to restore parity. But in the end, it was the Eagles who had the slightest of edges. Not by much, but four goals to three was enough to get them over the line. A fascinating contest finished with the Eagles taking the match by eight points.
Stuart Turner, Andrew Browning and Karl Merson were decisive for the Eagles and their contributions played a key part in getting them over the line. The win keeps the Eagles two games clear of the three teams chasing; but so tight is the percentage gap that their position in the top five is not yet guaranteed. With games against UNSW-ES and North Shore to come, it’s as if the finals have started early for the Eagles.
The Demons were well served by the efforts of Tom Angel, Michael Carroll and Alex Goodall. But they would be disappointed to drop this game and fall out of the top five. It’s not over for them yet, not by a long shot. But there will be nervous moments for the Demons from here on. They will need to win six games in a row to take out back to back premierships.

Weldon Oval has been a fortress for Manly this season. But in their last home game for 2018, the Wolves’ unbeaten record at home came to an end, when they were well beaten by 61 points by Sydney Uni.
The Students signalled their intentions from the start, as they took the physical contest up to Manly while creating attacking options to get the scoreboard ticking and ensuring they would be playing in front all day. The first term would yield five goals to two in favour of the Students, setting up a 17-point quarter time lead; and from there the Wolves were never able to get back into the contest.
The first quarter had been encouraging for Sydney Uni, but the second term was even better. Rarely did the ball venture inside Manly’s forward 50, as the Students’ midfield took control of the contest and drove the ball forward with regularity. It was an unusual sight to see the Wolves on the back foot at home, but they were unable to counter the Uni drive as the visitors slammed home five unanswered goals to extend the lead to 48 points at the long break.
Try as they might, the Wolves were never in the contest and there was no prospect of making up such a big deficit. Both teams would score three goals in the third term, as the Wolves put their best efforts to stop the first half carnage from going any further. The normal spark and intense pressure that makes Manly tick was strangely absent; it was just one of those days when nothing was going right. And with the Students leading by 49 points at the last change, the result of the game was beyond doubt.
The last quarter had the feel of going through the motions, as the Students counted down to an important win. They would extend their lead in the final term, kicking four goals to two; but it wasn’t a term that reached any great heights. But in such a tight race for finals positions, keeping the job going through the last quarter was critical.
Tristan Davies spearheaded the Students’ charge with distinction, finishing with six goals. Around the ground, Tim Cordner, Nicholas Bertino and Harry Morrison were outstanding. The win, and the size of the win, lifts the Students up to fourth place. With two games against non-finalists to come, and a better percentage than East Coast who play the top two in the final rounds, the race for the double-chance is still very much alive.
It wasn’t a great day for the Wolves. Eric Burke, Lachlan Kilpatrick and James Brain kept working hard all day; but it was a day when little was going right for them. But they remain alive, hanging on to a place in the top five by the slimmest of margins. There’s no more games at Weldon for them, but UTS and Wests away in the last two rounds are winnable and the margins could be critical in determining the double-chance.

Despite East Coast winning their game, they dropped a spot on the ladder to third. They were leap-frogged into second place by UNSW-ES, after the Bulldogs dominated from start to finish to record a comprehensive 147-point demolition of Wests at the Village Green.
The Bulldogs were having a one-off return to their old home, and against an under-manned opponent, the small venue was very much to their liking. From the start it was clear that there was a mismatch in talent between the two sides, and although the Magpies applied pressure as best they could, it was never going to be enough to trouble one of the competition front-runners. With four goals to one in the first quarter, the Bulldogs were 19 points clear at the first change and looking good.
The floodgates opened in the second term, and the rampant Bulldogs were unstoppable. Feeding the ball direct from the centre to deep inside the forward 50, there were no shortage of marking options willing to present themselves and add further to what was becoming a seriously lopsided scoreline. Eight goals to one would turn the game into a blowout, as the home side pulled away to a 64-point lead at the long break.
The Magpies tried hard, but were under-manned; and as has been the case so often this year didn’t have the cattle to match it with the stronger teams in the competition. And there was no respite for them in the third term, as the mismatch between the talent the respective teams had at their disposal was evident for all to see. The Bulldogs had the sniff of a percentage boost, and weren’t letting go as they raced nine unanswered goals through during the premiership quarter. For the Bulldogs, confidence was high and they were scoring at will. For the Magpies, every effort they generated wasn’t enough to trouble their opposition.
Leading by 121 points at the last change, the game was safely won and the percentage had been given a handy boost. They would score another five in the last term, although the pressure valve had been lifted to some degree and the rampant run that had been so evident in the middle two quarters slowed as tired legs could run no further. And for the Magpies, although well beaten, they at least salvaged something with two hard-earned goals in the final term.
Justin Cann was a day he would like to bottle as he scores five goals, while Tom Dickson added four. Brandon Jack, Justin Cann and Jack McAnespie were the Bulldogs’ best, but it was hard to find a Bulldog player who didn’t fulfil their role with a high degree of excellence. The win was important, but so was the percentage; with the Bulldogs now a full 10 percentage points ahead of East Coast. There’s tough games against the Eagles and Pennant Hills to come, but the Bulldogs are in the box seat for the double-chance in the finals.
Callan Dell played a lone hand on the forward line for the Magpies, kicking all four of their goals; while Tyler Blake, Callum McEvoy-Gray and Kaya Bremner battled gamely around the ground. But it was another game where the Magpies didn’t have the firepower against strong opposition. And sadly for Wests, this result guarantees their second straight wooden spoon.

North Shore had already wrapped up the minor premiership, while Camden were already out of the finals race, when the Bombers took on the Cats at Blacktown. But although it was a dead rubber in terms of finals positions, the Bombers signalled they have no intention of messing with their momentum when they completed a 93-point win.
The first quarter was a closely-contested affair, as the Cats scored two early goals and put the Bombers under some pressure. But hopes of setting up an upset result evaporated before quarter time. The Bombers took some time to find their momentum, but two goals late in the quarter saw the ladder leaders hit the front and take a three-point lead into the quarter time huddle.
There wasn’t much in it in the first quarter, but the Bombers took the upper hand in the second term; and the Cats were ruthlessly choked out of the contest. It was a quarter that would see the Bombers land five unanswered goals, with the ball rarely venturing inside the Cats’ forward 50. The defensive pressure applied by the Bombers kept the Cats at bay, as the Bombers set themselves up with a match-winning 35-point lead at the long break.
There was plenty of entertainment on offer in the third quarter, as the party tricks were launched and some clever goals were threaded through from impossible angles. The Cats attempted a mini-revival and did manage four goals for the quarter. But the Bombers again had the decisive edge when it mattered, and the attacking flair to instantly reply whenever the challenge was set. The Bombers would land six goals for the quarter, leading by 48 points at the last change.
It’s been a long season and a tough learning curve for the Cats in their first season in Premier Division. They have achieved plenty this season, but the strains of backing up week after week at this level is beginning to take its toll. And against a red-hot North Shore team, the final quarter was one where their resistance crumbled and the Bombers fully capitalised. Seven unanswered goals would go the Bombers’ way, as they assumed complete control around the ground and put on a clinical display of the type of footy that has seen them so well placed in 2018.
In the end, the final margin was 93 points. Kyle Devlin, Chris Loone and Ned Campbell were standouts for the Bombers, but it was a solid team effort. Despite not having a home ground in 2018, the Bombers have put that adversity behind them and applied themselves magnificently. And despite already having top spot sewn up, they know they can’t afford to experiment with their form.
Mitch Sapiatzer, Kyle Veerhuis and Nathan Kenny were the Cats’ best; but it was a tough day at the office for Camden. Premier Division has been a step up for them, and they have proven themselves worthy of promotion. But against such a strong opponent as a long season winds down for them, the countdown to the end of the season is well and truly on.

With St George and UTS already out of the finals race, the clash between the two clubs would have no bearing on how the playoffs will be determined. But the chance for a morale-boosting win was up for grabs, and the game would prove to be a roller-coaster of momentum swings that would keep everyone guessing until the end.
The Dragons were kicking with the wind in the opening quarter. It wasn’t a major advantage, not as big as the scoring pattern throughout the day would suggest. But the Dragons, despite a loss to Manly last week that ended their finals chances, had gone into the game with some reasonable form behind them; while the Bats had only won once since round 2. And there didn’t seem to be any deviation from the form lines as the Dragons looked the better side in the opening term, scoring three goals to two and leading by seven points at the first change.
But the Bats lifted their work rate in the second term, and slowly but surely began to work their way back into the contest. Backing themselves in the 50-50 contests and finding room to move when it was needed, the Bats found the run of play shifting to their advantage with three goals to one for the quarter, turning their quarter time deficit into a six-point half time lead.
But this was a game of twists and turns, and the Dragons regained the initiative in the third term. Now it was the Dragons on their home turf, controlling the contest and creating leads to move the ball forward. It wasn’t always easy and not always great to watch. But the Dragons were picking up the lion’s share of possession and finding the marking targets. With four unanswered goals for the quarter, the Dragons were 19 points to the good at three quarter time; and should have been able to hang on from there.
But there was another twist in the tale, and the run of play in the final term was virtually unrecognisable from the third. The Bats, flat and struggling in the third term, emerged for the last quarter full of running and with the scent of victory in their nostrils. UTS players who had been barely sighted for three quarters suddenly began to accumulate possessions; while Dragons who had played so well early were struggling to maintain their run in the final term. Twice the Dragons would penetrate the big sticks, which should have kept them safe. But the Bats kept coming, and in the dying minutes would snatch the lead. Seven goals for the quarter would see them take out the match by two points.
Scott Jansen was looking strong on the forward line for the Bats to finish with four goals, and along with Nathan Daniel and Tom Larby was among the Bats’ best. It’s been a tough season for them, with wins hard to come by. But this one does wonders for the morale at the club; and also ensures the Bats escape the ignominy of the wooden spoon in 2018.
Nick Ryan was a strong presence on the forward line for the Dragons, extending his lead as the competition’s leading goalkicker with a five-goal haul. Jacob Dol, Dominic Soffe and Alex Wynn were best for the Dragons. But this was a result that got away, another chapter in a season for the Dragons that has been short of their hopes and expectations.

East Coast Eagles 2.1 4.5 4.10 8.15 (63)
Pennant Hills 2.2 5.2 5.3 8.7 (55)
Goals : East Coast -
M Weekes 2, Jamie Vlatko 2, K Merson 2, D Saywell, T Stubbs. Pennant Hills - T Angel 3, A Crisfield 2, A Goodall, M Carey, C Luscombe.
Best : East Coast – S Turner, A Browning, K Merson, T Stubbs, Jamie Vlatko, D Steer. Pennant Hills - T Angel, M Carroll, A Goodall, S Wray, R Ediriwickrama, T Widmer.
At Kanebridge Oval, Saturday 4th August 2018.

Sydney University 5.2 10.4 13.7 17.11 (113)
Manly-Warringah 2.3 2.4 5.6 7.10 (52)
Goals : Sydney Uni -
T Davies 6, W Stratford 3, A Clarke 2, J Cole, S Gilfedder, M Nettheim, D Loffley, M Fogarty, M Thompson. Manly - A Robertson 3, T Armitage, C Wilson, L Brain, E Burke.
Best : Sydney Uni - T Cordner, N Bertino, H Morrison, A Clarke, M Thompson, M Krochmal. Manly - E Burke, L Kilpatrick, J Brain, A Robertson, C Bousamra, A Butler.
At Weldon Oval, Saturday 4th August 2018.

Uni NSW-Eastern Suburbs 4.3 12.7 21.12 26.20 (176)
Western Suburbs 1.2 2.3 2.5 4.5 (29)
Goals : UNSW-ES -
J Cann 5, T Dickson 4, J Pascoe 3, S Pollock 3, B Jack 2, C Kilpatrick 2, L Irvine 2, J McAnespie 2, T Redden, J Blair, K Reynolds-Erler. Wests – C Dell 4.
Best : UNSW-ES - B Jack, J Cann, J McAnespie, M Rawlinson, T Dickson, J McKinlay. Wests - T Blake, C McEvoy-Gray, K Bremner, M Tuttle, G Gregory, C Dell.
At Village Green, Saturday 4th August 2018.

North Shore 2.5 7.8 13.12 20.17 (137)
Camden 2.2 2.3 6.6 6.8 (44)
Goals : North Shore -
R Barkley 3, W Blackburne 3, M Thomas 3, M Varjavandi 2, S Crane 2, A McConnell 2, W Taylor, Z Fyffe, S Lee-Steere, W Bradley, C Parsons. Camden - C Marsh, M Sapiatzer, W Gamble, J Ellis-Cluff, J Ayling, B Pearce.
Best : North Shore - K Devlin, C Loone, N Campbell, S Carruthers, M Thomas, Z Fyffe. Camden - M Sapiatzer, K Veerhuis, N Kenny, J Ellis-Cluff, J Ware, M Edwards.
At Blacktown International Sportspark, Saturday 4th August 2018.

University of Technology 2.3 5.7 5.10 12.12 (84)
St George 3.4 4.7 8.11 10.12 (72)
Goals : UTS -
S Jansen 4, J Crameri 3, T Larby 2, N Daniel, C Rogers, M May. St George - N Ryan 5, N Shaw 2, E Maher, M Holmes, D Donohue.
Best : UTS - N Daniel, S Jansen, T Larby, T Garvey, J Crameri, F Cator. St George - J Dol, D Soffe, A Wynn, N Ryan, B Jones, K Anu.
At Olds Park Saturday 4th August 2018.

North Shore
East Coast
Sydney Uni
Pennant Hills
St George
Black - Confirmed finallists
Green - Currently in a finals position, but not yet guaranteed a place in the finals
Blue - Not currently in a finals position, but still a chance to qualify
Purple - Will not be competing in the finals
Red - Wooden spoon

Premier Reserves:
St George 9.7 (61) d UTS 6.5 (41)
Sydney Uni 8.14 (62) d Manly 5.12 (42)
UNSW-ES 22.14 (146) d Western Suburbs 2.6 (18)
East Coast 7.6 (48) d Pennant Hills 3.8 (26)
North Shore 9.7 (61) d Camden 6.6 (42)
Ladder – Sydney Uni (56, 156.26%), Pennant Hills (52, 190.05%), UNSW-ES (48, 176.41%), East Coast (36, 113.96%), Camden (36, 111.16%), North Shore (32, 119.07%), St George (28, 97.86%), UTS (20, 70.51%), Manly (12, 42.57%), Wests (0, 43.24%).

Platinum Division:
Macquarie Uni 13.10 (88) d Balmain 5.8 (38)
Western Magic 13.14 (92) d Southern Power 5.3 (33)
Penrith 9.11 (65) d Holroyd-Parramatta 4.5 (29)
Ladder (Match Ratio) – Western Magic (92.86, 179.77%), Penrith (69.23, 173.69%), Macquarie Uni (64.29, 184.04%), Southern Power (50, 81.24%), Holroyd-Parramatta (42.86, 89.79%), Balmain (21.43, 66.57%), South-West Sydney (7.69, 38.89%).

Platinum Reserves:
Macquarie Uni 19.15 (129) d Balmain 0.1 (1)
Penrith 16.25 (121) d Holroyd-Parramatta 0.1 (1)
Southern Power 6.8 (44) d Western Magic 2.11 (23)
Ladder (Match Ratio) – Macquarie Uni (92.86, 227.53%), Southern Power (85.71, 306.91%), Penrith (69.23, 261.18%), Western Magic (50, 147.02%), Balmain (35.71, 66.25%), Holroyd-Parramatta (14.29, 36.92%), South-West Sydney (0, 8.82%).

Division One:
North Shore 9.10 (64) d NorWest 7.8 (50)
Pennant Hills 7.7 (49) d Campbelltown 2.5 (17)
Wollondilly 19.14 (128) d UTS 1.5 (11)
Sydney Uni 4.14 (38) d Randwick City 4.3 (27)
Ladder – Sydney Uni (48, 147.34%), Randwick City (42, 179.44%), Pennant Hills (42, 143.13%), North Shore (36, 139.34%), NorWest (28, 117.79%), Wollondilly (20, 79.02%), UTS (16, 60.53%), Campbelltown (8, 31.79%).

Division Two:
Pennant Hills 7.5 (47) d East Coast 2.7 (190
UNSW-ES d Western Suburbs – forfeit
Camden 15.11 (101) d North Shore 4.1 (25)
St George 11.4 (70) d UTS 6.5 (41)
Sydney Uni 13.11 (89) d Manly 2.6 (18)
Ladder – Sydney Uni (56, 255.56%), Camden (48, 255.66%), UNSW-ES (48, 210.66%), UTS (36, 125.23%), Pennant Hills (28, 104.23%), St George (24, 53.69%), North Shore (20, 76.12%), Manly (20, 65.68%), East Coast (12, 62.54%), Wests (8, 25.77%).

Division Three:
North Shore 7.4 (46) d Campbelltown 4.6 (30)
Pennant Hills 7.6 (48) d Sydney Uni 6.9 (45)
Macquarie Uni 7.10 (52) d Randwick City 3.3 (21)
Camden 6.6 (42) d UNSW-ES 6.5 (41)
Ladder (Match Ratio) – Macquarie Uni (85.71, 171.70%), Camden (84.62, 188.84%), Pennant Hills (76.92, 204.22%), Sydney Uni (53.85, 143.51%), UNSW-ES (50, 118.32%), Randwick City (35.71, 73.95%), UTS (30.77, 71.04%), North Shore (23.08, 37.33%), Campbelltown (7.69, 51.07%).

Under 19s One:
St George 9.6 (60) d Sydney Uni 4.7 (31)
UNSW-ES 10.13 (73) d North Shore 5.6 (36)
Manly d Camden – forfeit
East Coast 8.14 (62) d Pennant Hills 2.8 (20)
Ladder – UNSW-ES (56, 224.96%), St George (48, 164.98%), North Shore (44, 135.12%), Sydney Uni (32, 119.31%), East Coast (20, 79.54%), Camden (16, 69.28%), Pennant Hills (12, 71.48%), Manly (12, 41.06%).

Under 19s Two:
Southern Power d Campbelltown – forfeit
Sydney Uni d St George – forfeit
Penrith 7.11 (53) d Wests Goannas 6.8 (44)
North Shore 13.10 (88) d South-West Sydney 2.8 (20)
Ladder (Match Ratio) – Southern Power (92.31, 357.23%), Penrith (75, 194.95%), Wests Goannas (69.23, 200.00%), UNSW-ES (66.67, 127.81%), North Shore (58.33, 136.51%), Sydney Uni (33.33, 57.60%), Campbelltown (30.77, 78.91%), St George (25, 44.26%), South-West Sydney (0, 15.25%).

Womens Premier Division:
Southern Power 8.6 (54) d UTS 1.3 (9)
UNSW-ES 3.17 (35) d Western Wolves 0.2 (2)
Auburn-Penrith 7.12 (54) d Newtown 3.3 (21)
Macquarie Uni 5.3 (33) d Sydney Uni 5.2 (32)
Ladder – Macquarie Uni (56, 262.27%), UNSW-ES (48, 350.93%), Auburn-Penrith (42, 123.04%), Southern Power (28, 67.29%), Sydney Uni (20, 97.61%), Western Wolves (18, 52.42%), Newtown (16, 70.37%), UTS (12, 54.44%).

Womens Division One:
Manly 14.25 (109) d UNSW-ES 0.0 (0)
Wollongong 30.12 (192) d Sydney Uni 0.0 (0)
Western Magic 6.5 (41) d North Shore 3.4 (22)
East Coast 6.6 (42) d Pennant Hills 6.5 (41)
Ladder – Wollongong (56, 541.28%), Western Magic (48, 408.52%), East Coast (48, 195.90%), Pennant Hills (36, 165.89%), Manly (28, 145.56%), North Shore (12, 44.82%), UNSW-ES (8, 22.25%), Sydney Uni (4, 8.46%).

Womens Division Two:
Camden 4.5 (29) d South-West Sydney 3.2 (20)
Holroyd-Parramatta 5.9 (39) d Campbelltown 1.2 (8)
Macquarie Uni 6.8 (44) d Pennant Hills 0.1 (1)
Auburn-Penrith 5.4 (34) d Wollondilly 4.4 (28)
Newtown 6.5 (41) d Western Magic 4.0 (24)
Manly d UTS – forfeit
Ladder (Match Ratio) – Camden (100, 518.32%), Holroyd-Parramatta (92.86, 764.57%), South-West Sydney (64.29, 162.17%), Macquarie Uni (64.29, 70.36%), Wollondilly (50, 115.78%), Pennant Hills (50, 68.45%), Auburn-Penrith (42.86, 85.14%), Campbelltown (35.71, 90.54%), Newtown (35.71, 48.06%), UTS (30.77, 45.64%), North Shore (30.77, 43.67%), Western Magic (28.57, 80.00%), Manly (21.43, 19.61%).

Masters Grand Final:
St George 3.1 5.4 9.6 12.7 (79)
North-West Sydney 1.1 1.2 2.2 4.6 (30)
Goals : St George -
G Bain 3, J Shineberg 3, S Demir 3, R Corser 2, A Quinn. Redbacks - D Armstrong, G Carbone, J Hart, J Makin.
Best : St George - J Shineberg, T McHardy, G Bain, S Lording, F Lonergan, R Corser. Redbacks - C Jones, J Makin, J Grimshaw, G Carbone, D Armstrong, D Ardu.
At Olds Park, Saturday 4th August 2018.


Premier Division:

Friday 10th August
Sydney Uni No 1 Oval – Sydney Uni v UTS (7pm)
Saturday 11th August
Henson Park – UNSW-ES v East Coast (2pm)
Picken Oval – Western Suburbs v Manly (2pm)
Blacktown ISP – North Shore v St George (2:30pm)
Mike Kenny Oval – Pennant Hills v Camden (4pm)

Premier Reserves:
Saturday 11th August
Henson Park – UNSW-ES v East Coast (12pm)
Picken Oval – Western Suburbs v Manly (12pm)
Blacktown ISP – North Shore v St George (12:30pm)
Mike Kenny Oval – Pennant Hills v Camden (2pm)
Sydney Uni No 1 Oval – Sydney Uni v UTS (4:30pm)

Platinum Division:
Saturday 11th August
Rosedale Oval – South-West Sydney v Penrith (2:10pm)
University Oval – Macquarie Uni v Holroyd-Parramatta (2:50pm)
Waratah Oval – Southern Power v Balmain (4:10pm)
BYE – Western Magic.

Platinum Reserves:
Saturday 11th August
Rosedale Oval – South-West Sydney v Penrith (12:20pm)
University Oval – Macquarie Uni v Holroyd-Parramatta (1pm)
Waratah Oval – Southern Power v Balmain (2:20pm)
BYE – Western Magic.

Division One:
Saturday 11th August
Mike Kenny Oval – Pennant Hills v Wollondilly (10:30am)
Blacktown ISP No 2 – North Shore v Randwick City (1:30pm)
Bensons Lane – NorWest v Campbelltown (2pm)
Sydney Uni No 1 Oval – Sydney Uni v UTS (2:40pm)

Division Two:
Saturday 11th August
Blacktown ISP – North Shore v St George (9am)
Picken Oval – Western Suburbs v Manly (10:20am)
Mike Kenny Oval – Pennant Hills v Camden (12:20pm)
Sydney Uni No 1 Oval – Sydney Uni v UTS (1pm)
Henson Park – UNSW-ES v East Coast (4:30pm)

Division Three:
Saturday 11th August
Fairfax Reserve – Camden v Pennant Hills (9am)
Blacktown ISP No 2 – North Shore v Macquarie Uni (9:30am)
Sydney Uni No 1 Oval – Sydney Uni v UTS (11:20am)
Monarch Oval – Campbelltown v Randwick City (12pm)

Under 19s One:
Saturday 11th August
Mike Kenny Oval – Pennant Hills v Manly (8:40am)
Sydney Uni No 1 Oval – Sydney Uni v Camden (9:30am)
Henson Park – UNSW-ES v East Coast (10:10am)
Blacktown ISP – North Shore v St George (10:40am)

Under 19s Two:
Saturday 11th August
Village Green – UNSW-ES v Sydney Uni (10:30am)
Rosedale Oval – South-West Sydney v St George (10:40am)
Waratah Oval – Southern Power v Wests Goannas (11am)
Blacktown ISP No 2 – North Shore v Penrith (3:20pm)
BYE – Campbelltown.

Womens Premier Division:
Saturday 11th August
Picken Oval – Western Wolves v UTS (8:40am)
Trumper Park – UTS v Auburn-Penrith (12:10pm)
Waratah Oval – Southern Power v Sydney Uni (12:40pm)
University Oval – Macquarie Uni v Newtown (4:50pm)

Womens Division One:
Saturday 11th August
Trumper Park – UNSW-ES v East Coast (10:30am)
Blacktown ISP No 2 – North Shore v Sydney Uni (11:50am)
North Dalton Oval – Wollongong v Western Magic (1pm)
Weldon Oval – Manly v Pennant Hills (2:30pm)

Womens Division Two:
Saturday 11th August
Blacktown ISP No 2 – North Shore v UTS (8:30am)
Rosedale Oval – South-West Sydney v Auburn-Penrith (9am)
Monarch Oval – Campbelltown v Pennant Hills (10:20am)
Fairfax Reserve – Camden v Wollondilly (10:40am)
Weldon Oval – Manly v Western Magic (12:50pm)
Sunday 12th August
University Oval – Macquarie Uni v Holroyd-Parramatta (10:30am)
BYE – Newtown.