JR Henderson Cup Final: Students Strike First With 4th Grade Triumph

by Paul Cook - Sydney University struck the first blow on an historic Grand Final day with a 31-10 victory over Eastwood in the 4th Grade decider. With only two teams providing the finalists in all four grades for the first time ever, the Students never really looked like failing to strike the first blow in a dominant performance against the side that finished behind them in second on the regular season ladder. Uni were simply too big and too strong early on, muscling up around the fringes and controlling the set-piece, their line out in particular proving a lethal weapon from which to strike as they crossed three times, twice from powerful line out drives and once from a five metre scrum. Flanker Michael Pollastri (twice) and lock Charles Boyce were the scorers. Eastwoo
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