PredicTAH: Waratahs predict the Jack Scott Cup winners

Fri, Aug 18, 2023, 3:21 AM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

Saturday’s exciting clash will prove to be a crucial encounter for Sydney University and the Eastern Suburbs ahead of the Jack Scott Cup final.

It’s been a long time coming for our Jack Scott stars. Sydney University’s Lionesses are ready to reclaim their Jack Scott Cup Premiership after last year’s loss to the Gordon Gazelles, and Eastern Suburbs are ready to make history. 

Both teams have shades of Wallaroos Green and Gold and Waratahs Sky Blue, setting up Saturday’s big battle ahead.

Who will win? Here is what some of their Sky Blue sisters had to say:

Emma Vandervelde (Waratahs, Gordon): “Despite being an ex-Sydney Uni player and hoping Easts win, I think Sydney Uni will take it out. They are back to make up for the loss last year and got a lot to prove as an undefeated team”.

Layne Morgan (Wallaroos, Waratahs, Hunter Wildfires, and ex-Beastie): “That’s a tough one! If easts give away penalties, Uni will win but if Easts can keep the ball they will! But I am favouring Easts, I have to go for my old team the Beasties!”

Georgia Chapple (Waratahs, Wildfires): “Sydney Uni will come away with a win. Their forward pack has been strong and fit all year and the Wallaroos girls being back in the side will be an asset to the girls. Easts will most likely find it hard to keep possession in attack and struggle to turnover the ball in defence”. 

And a few confident replies from some of the others.

Eva Karpani (Wallaroos, Waratahs, ex Two Blues’): “Easts!”

Katalina Amosa (Waratahs, Gordon): “Uni will win for sure”.

Lioness legend Iliseva Batibasaga reflected on it too: “If Jack Scott Cup Finals history prevails, it’s the Lionesses. We have an experienced and versatile forward pack, a backline mixed with maturity and emerging talent, and our finishers are powerful and ruthless. If our season’s scores are anything to go by, Easts are closing in. This Grand Final is set to be a cracker!”

And of course, the Beasties backed themselves:

Desiree Miller (Wallaroos, Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs): “Beasties for sure. Beasts eat lions for breakfast and…we’re built not bought” (referring to Built Construction, the Beasties sponsor).

Maya Stewart (Wallaroos, Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs): “Up the Beasts – built not bought – not sure how many of those people are studying for degrees but they sure hand them out #AnyoneButUni”.

Kaitlan Leaney (Wallaroos, Harlequins, ex Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs): “Easts for the win! We have electric backs with the strength and pace to run around them. Will be a real tough battle between the forwards, with set piece being Uni’s strength, but I back Easts and know they are up for the challenge. Everyone loves an underdog”.


The match kicks off at 10.30am this Saturday 19 of August at North Sydney Oval.

Join us to put the Super W star’s predictions to the test and see who will claim the shield this weekend. Streaming on NSW Rugby TV is also available.

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