All change at Uni as Taylor sweeps into top job

THE rebuilding of the top end of Sydney Uni has begun with the appointment of the well-credentialed Kiwi Robert Taylor as head coach.

Taylor has spent the past two years as the club’s Rugby Performance Manager and Colts Head Coach and comes to the role with an unbeaten record on the field.

Under Taylor’s guidance the Uni first grade colts have won 42 games straight and the colts group have won back-to-back Colts Club Championships and four out of the six available premierships between them in that time.

He joined the Students at the start of 2016 from Auckland University Rugby Football Club (AURFC) in New Zealand.

General Manager of Rugby, David Haigh said Taylor would be a huge asset to the club.

“Rob’s passion for Rugby is clear to see and will be a huge asset to the Head Coaching role,” Haigh said.

“His thoughtful approach will ensure no stone is left un-turned in the Club’s goal for success in 2018.”

Rob’s replacement as Head of the Colts program will be announced in due course.

In a media release the students thanked Tim Davidson for his efforts as head coach over the past two years.

“SUFC would also like to take this opportunity to thank Tim Davidson for his efforts as Head Coach over the past two years,” the release said.

“Tim provided endless hours of encouragement, guidance, inspiration and motivation during his coaching role with the Club which helped secure back-to-back Club Championships.

“We are sure this won’t be the last we see of Tim at SUFC!”

Uni missed the Shute Shield playoffs for the first time in almost two decades and they are obviously keen not to sit on their hands at this important part of the pre-season.