Shute Shield: Mature Students Maintain Edge Over Rebels

by Paul Cook - Sydney University have backed up their fine performance against Northern Suburbs last weekend with an equally gritty and determined effort to down previously unbeaten Southern Districts, 18-13 at Forshaw Park. Billed as a Grand Final rematch, the game had much of the same intensity as last year’s title decider but not quite as much polish, as brutal defence and sheer physicality won the day. The Rebels came into the game keen to avenge that agonising 1pt loss at Concord Oval last September but struggled to make much headway as a fired up Uni simply swamped their opponent’s attack with a litany of big hits. It finished two tries apiece but the boot of replacement Byron Hodge, who completed 150 minutes of football after a full game in 2nd grade, proved to be the difference as the visitors held on for a tight but extre
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