Angus Roberts’ future is written in the Stars

by Paul Cook - It was a daunting prospect for a 21-year-old fullback in his first full season of 1st grade club rugby. A matter of minutes before he was about to take the field in the 2012 Shute Shield semi-final, Angus Roberts was informed that he would be assuming flyhalf duties for Sydney University in the crucial clash, after club stalwart Dan Kelly broke down in the warm-up. But the manner in which the inexperienced Roberts dealt with the situation, guiding the Students around the park as if he had been there all his life to help see off Northern Suburbs 28-13, including a 13pt contribution of his own (one try, two penalties and a conversion), earmarked him for bigger things. “When it’s that close to kick-off, you’ve just got to get on with it and focus on what you’ve got to do,” the current Sydney Stars pivot calmly told me at the time. “I didn’t think I was going that well in the first half but once you get the confidence, you can kind of roll with it.” And
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