Shute Shield: Gutsy Students Edge Rats To Reach Final Four

  by Paul Cook - Sydney University have been forced to go to the well to earn their 10th Shute Shield semi-final appearance in a row, with a 26-23 win over a gallant Warringah at Rat Park on Saturday. The Students bossed the early exchanges with little reward and found themselves 16-10 down at the break, a superb Brad Dixon try and the boot of Hamish Angus giving the home side hope of a second victory over Uni in 2014. Injuries to Angus Roberts and Jim Stewart forced a reshuffle of the visitor’s backline and it was replacement Jack Macklin that guided his side back into contention with two second half penalties before a try from Rats skipper Luke Holmes on the hour put the hosts in the box seat. However, a third penalty from Macklin and a late converted try from Jock Merriman sealed the deal for th
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