The University of Sheffield Rugby League club made it three Varsity wins in a row with a 40-20 win against Sheffield Hallam University.
As BUCS Northern 1A champions, The University of Sheffield were going into the Varsity fixture as favourites but they did not let complacency cloud their stellar performance.
The scoring was opened by Uni stand-off Alex Tavener who went over the Try line under the posts after a well-timed step leaving the Hallam defence stood still.
Another Try for The University of Sheffield came after a blistering run from Marcus Stock got the University of Sheffield out of their half and quick hands from Jack Rowson saw Francis Kendall Parker go over in the corner taking the score to ten for Uni.
Sheffield Hallam University then opened their scoring with 2 well worked team Tries. The second of which came from a decision not to kick on the fifth tackle and levelled the score for the only time in the match.
Co-Captain Liam Grimmett scored in the 30th minute with a calm and collected inside pass from the other Uni Co-Captain Danny Johnson sending him over the Hallam Try line.
Two more Tries came in quick succession for The University of Sheffield from Josh Allenby and Marcus Stock making the half time score Uni 24 – 10 Hallam.
Strong words were said about discipline to both team s by the referee at half time and a lack of discipline from Hallam lead to 3 penalties in a row.
The University of Sheffield capitalised on these penalties and Jack Rowson went over for the first score of the second half.
A Uni knock on ten metres from their own line lead to a Try from Hallam centre Patrick Mulready going over the line.
Uni countered immediately after Hallam Try scorer Patrick Mulready stepped into touch straight after the kick off. This led to a second try from Alex Tavener underneath the uprights making the score Uni 34-14 Hallam.
More ill-discipline followed when Hallam loose forward Josh Finlinson was sin binned for descent. However Hallam seemed to play better with just the 12 men and they went over for another try.
It was too little too late though for Sheffield Hallam University and to put the icing on the Varsity cake Marcus Stock went over on the stroke of full time to make the score Uni 40-20 Hallam.
Co-Captain Danny Johnson said he was absolutely thrilled to win Varsity Rugby League for three years in a row after the club had 17 in defeat.
His dad and coach Barry also gave his son man of the match.