Defiant Uni Standing At the Crossroads

by Paul Cook - Four weeks ago, Sydney University took part in arguably the game of the Intrust Super Shute Shield season so far, pushing Premiers Eastwood all the way in a thrilling end-to-end encounter that finished with the Woodies holding out 34-29. Despite the loss, the performance showed exactly what this Uni side is capable of when it fires on all cylinders and it served as a warning to everyone else that maybe this young group is ready to resume their mantle as Sydney club rugby’s heavyweight. Fast forward a month however and we see a vastly different picture. The Students visited Concord Oval the week after the Eastwood clash and went down to a fired up and well organised West Harbour. They bounced back with a dogged display to edge out Warringah at Uni Oval No.1 in round 10 before needing a late try against 14 man Parramatta to get the chocolates 28-24, that after trailing 24-7 just after half-time. If those performances and results served as a warning sign that all was
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