Shute Shield Colts: Top teams flex their muscle in round 6
The gap between the top teams and the remainder of the Shute Shield colts competition looked fairly evident on Saturday as Sydney Uni, Randwick, Gordon and Easts all claimed big wins.
At Bon Andrews Oval, Norths took it to the Students early and scored twice to take a 14-10 lead midway through the first half.
But Sydney Uni kicked up a gear from that point on and scored six unanswered tries to claim a bonus point win.
The scoreline could have been more lopsided as well, had Uni converted more than two of their eight attempts.
At Concord Oval, Gordan ran rampant and scored 15 tries against West Harbour, including doubles to Julian Heaven, Ben Pollack, Will Lloyd and reserve Billy Collins.
Western Sydney caused the upset of the weekend, beating Southern Districts at Lidcombe. The Two Blues led 14-5 early before Southern Districts worked their way into the match.
Souths scored the next two tries to take a three point lead, but the Two Blues were too good in the final quarter and added a penalty goal and a converted try to set up what became a match winning lead.
Randwick were also impressive in a 37 point victory over Warringah at Coogee. Flanker Joel Ellis scored a double while flyhalf Tane Edmed had a perfect afternoon with the boot, converting all seven Randwick tries.
Easts also produced their most dominant display of the season in what was just their second win of the year to jump into fifth spot.
Despite playing for 30 minutes with players in the naughty corner, the Beasties scored 11 tries including a hat trick to flyhalf Blake Rixon and a double to winger Duncan Percy.
After six rounds, Randwick, Uni and Manly remain undefeated with Gordon just behind them in fourth spot.
Easts and Warringah round out the top six while the remaining five sides still have just one win to their name.
Manly will host Randwick in the match of the colts round on Saturday in a battle of two of the three remaining undefeated sides.
After a strong start to the year, the Marlins had a bye in round six and face their toughest test of the season so far on Saturday.