Red-hot East Campbelltown Eagles prove too strong for Sydney University

John Vuki looks to get past his Sydney University opponent on Sunday. Picture: Brett Atkins
John Vuki looks to get past his Sydney University opponent on Sunday. Picture: Brett Atkins

The East Campbelltown Eagles remain undefeated in both the NSWRL Sydney Competition's first and reserve grade competitions after seven rounds.

The Eagles stay on top of the first grade ladder following a 32-20 win over Sydney University at Waminda Oval on Sunday.

East Campbelltown started well with Eddie Vautuvai scoring a try in the opening minutes. Sean Connor's conversion gave the Eagles a 6-0 lead.

Sydney University hit back to level the scores, but tries to Alex Potifara and Theo Leato helped the Eagles take a 16-6 lead.

Sydney scored its second try to narrow the gap to six points, before Jye Ellul scored in the corner to give the Eagles a 20-10 advantage at half time.

The visitors were the first to cross the try line after the break to claw the deficit back to 20-16.

However, the Eagles put their foot down with tries to Guy Thompson and Mason Talolua, both converted by Connor, led the Eagles to a 32-16 lead.

Sydney scored a late try and the score line finished at 32-20.

Talolau received the Eagles' man of the match award while Guy Thompson was named players' player.

Other standouts were Eddie Vatuvai, Brett Lahey and Kobi Chamberlain.

The Eagles reserve grade side secured a 16-6 win over the Minto Cobras to continue its hot start to the 2019 season.

East Campbelltown's under-13s side secured a 38-10 win over St Johns Eagles.

The East Campbelltown under-17s team fell 42-16 to Gymea.

The Eagles will be back at Waminda Oval this Sunday, May 5 when they host Cabramatta Blues Two in a top-of-the-table clash.

Senior games start from 10.30am.