Shute Shield: Seven Try Students Start As They Mean To Carry On

by Paul Cook - It was far from perfect - you wouldn’t expect or want that in round one of a new season anyway - but seven tries in a 44-21 win at Death Valley against a newly respected Parramatta, was about as good as Sydney University could have hoped for before a ball was kicked. Taking early control, they ran in four tries in the opening half hour as their pace, precision and execution proved too much for the Two Blues to contain but the home side still had their moments and a try on the half time bell kept them in the hunt. However, two quick tries after the break for the visitors effectively ended the game as a contest, although Parra may have some questions about a disallowed try for Jesse Leota before the hour that may have been a momentum shifter. Uni’s new head coach Chris Malone was pleased to get t
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