Contented Carter Can Walk Away With No Regrets

by Paul Cook - We’ve been here before. Back in 2013 I penned an article – two actually – that celebrated the life and times of two of Australian club rugby’s finest exponents as they prepared to take their grand final bow for Sydney University against Eastwood. Best mates since childhood, Tim Davidson and Tom Carter were pulling up stumps on a playing career that had already seen them inspire the Students to seven Intrust Super Shute Shield Premierships, as well as carving out a respected living in the professional game with the Waratahs, Force and Rebels. That they then signed off with a memorable 51-6 demolition of Eastwood in the grand final - arguably the finest club performance in many a long year - to lift an eighth title in nine years, meant they had achieved the fairytale ending they could only have dreamed of. And yet. While Davidson threw his boots into the fire and took a 12 month hiatus away from the game that had been his life for some 20-odd years, the only
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