2022 Shute Shield Season Preview: Sydney University

Sydney University were undefeated when the competition was cancelled after 10 rounds last year. But new coach Sean Hedger has lost 12 players from last year's first grade side to overseas opportunities.

If any club can rebuild over summer and compete for another premiership, it's Sydney Uni.

Only time will tell if this crop of Students can replicate the success of Sydney Uni teams before them.

Overview with Sean Hedger:

"We’re all really looking forward to round one. I would have liked to have had a bit more of a consistent run with training over the last few weeks, but I think every club has been impacted by the weather and Covid,” Hedger told Rugby News.

"You always feel like you could be more prepared but we’ve had some really good hitouts in the trials. We’re doing some things well and other things not so well, which is pretty typical at this time of the season.

"Through the trials, we probably learned what we shouldn’t be doing, rather than what we should be doing. Against Eastwood on the weekend, we had a few big learnings because if we try to play that sort of style all year, we’re not going to be very successful.


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