Match Report: Round 15 – Sydney University v Warringah

by Paul Cook - Having lost only two of their opening 11 matches, the Students had doubled that tally of defeats in the last three weeks with reversals at both Eastwood and Randwick, and were no doubt keen to return to winning ways as the regular season finals rush hits full swing. The Rats meanwhile, came in off the back of a hard earned victory over a resolute Parramatta, but with three more weeks of knockout footy against top six rivals to follow, a win at Camperdown loomed as a potential must if they were to try and cement themselves into finals contention. It’s becoming an all too common occurrence these days but the sight of a stricken Siaosi Halaifonua after only two minutes of the game, the flanker steamrolled in contact by a rampaging Sam Ward, made for understandably uncomfortable viewing for both players and spectators alike. A five minute halt in proceedings as he received first class treatment from the University medical staff – the genuine champions of this modern da
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