Dan Poletto: The relatively unknown No.10 leading the Sydney Uni revival

18 months ago, Dan Poletto was playing third grade colts. On Saturday, he’ll start his fourth straight first grade Shute Shield match for Sydney Uni and lead the Students in a top of the table clash against Northern Suburbs. “He wasn't really a superstar at Kings and played a full season in third grade colts in 2016, then worked his way into first grade colts last year,” rookie Sydney Uni coach Rob Taylor told Rugby News. “He’s studying veterinary science at the University and he’s one of those really good stories.” Tasked with rebuilding the Sydney University dynasty after the club’s first grade side missed the playoffs last year for the first time since 1998, Taylor has replaced the experience of club stalwarts Tom Cater and Tim Davidson, with the youthful exuberance of Poletto and co. “Dan’s a bit of a quasi Stephen Larkham. He’s a real ice man and doesn't show a whole lot of emotion. He could score a length of the field try and probably be aslee
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