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Rawson Cup

The Admiral Sir Harry Rawson Cup, commonly known as "The Rawson Cup", was presented to t
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Sir Harry Rawson
he Sydney University Sports Union in 1906 by Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, GCB, KCIG, Governor of New South Wales (1902-1909). The Rawson Cup is the height of male intercollegiate sport. The cup is fought for by men representing each of the four Colleges which have male residents.

It is contested over the academic year and consist of 8 sports:

  • Rowing

  • Swimming

  • Athletics

  • Rugby

  • Basketball

  • Tennis

  • Cricket

  • Soccer

Previously shooting was a Rawson Cup sport but this was replaced by Basketball in the 1970s. Soccer was introduced as a Rawson Cup sport in the 1990s.

At the conclusion of each sport points are awarded with 5 for first place, 3 for second place, 1 for third place and 0 for fourth place. At the conclusion of the last sport the leader in the points score wins the Rawson Cup.

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The Rawson Cup


The current points table for the Rawson Cup (as at 26 May 2011) is as follows:

2011 Rawson Cup Points


St Andrew's
St John's
St Paul's
Wesley
Cricket
5
3
1
0
Rowing
5
1
3
0
Swimming
5
3
1
0
Rugby
4
4
0
1
Soccer




Tennis




Basketball




Athletics




TOTAL
19
11
5
1


2010 Rawson Cup Points

St Andrew's
St John's
St Paul's
Wesley
Cricket
5
1
0
3
Rowing
3
1
5
0
Swimming
5
1
3
0
Rugby
4
0.5
4
0.5
Soccer
0.5
4
0.5
4
Tennis
3
1
5
0
Basketball
3
1
5
0
Athletics
5
3
1
0
TOTAL
28.5
12.5
23.5
7.5