Shute Shield: 2015 Season Review – Sydney University

by Paul Cook - There’s just three weeks to go until the 2016 Shute Shield season kicks-off and three teams left to cover in our look back at each side’s brickbats and bouquets from 2015. Next up – Sydney University. Having dominated Sydney club rugby for a decade with eight Premierships in nine grand final appearances between 2005-2013, Sydney University had been aiming to restore themselves back onto the throne in 2015 after bowing out a week shy of the big dance the season before. However, seven losses in the regular season and back-to-back defeats in the finals left them out of contention for a second year in a row. The question is, have these last two years been merely a blot on Uni’s pristine copybook, or are we seeing the end of an era for the Students? A Uni club legend as a player, Tim Davidson has stepped into the head coaching role for 2016 after cutting his teeth as an assistant to Waratahs-bound Chris Malone last time out. In keeping with his no-nonsense on-field
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