Match Preview: Sydney University (1) v Eastwood (6)

After finishing the 18 round regular season in first place, Sydney University have been rewarded with the minor premiership and an opening week clash against the in-form defending premiers – Eastwood. While that may hardly seem fair to the University fans, Tim Davidson and his Students certainly aren’t complaining. “It’s definitely not hard luck. I think the quality of the competition and the fact that everyone in the top six can beat each other on their day makes this year’s finals so competitive,” the coach said. “Eastwood have been building confidence and have beaten quality teams in the last three weeks. They have a lot of experience in big games and Ayoub is a quality player and leader who guides the team exceptionally well around the park.” A few weeks ago, Eastwood looked down and out after losing to Parramatta for the second time this season. But three wins from their final three matches and a handful of favorable results has kept the Woodies season alive,
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