Shute Shield: Round 16 Match Reviews


Sydney Uni kept themselves treading water in the race for a spot in the playoffs with a pulsating 38-36 victory over Eastern Suburbs at University No.2 Oval on Saturday.

On an afternoon where the Students honoured three of their legends - Gregg Burrow, Roger Davis and Phil Crowe - at a special luncheon at the boutique ground they survived a late surge from the Beasties to grab five vital competition points.

The Students started the game in fine style bouncing out to a 14-3 lead thanks to tries from Simon Kennewell and Tom Horton before Easts showed that they were not going to lay down.

The home side surged in the middle part of the first 40 minutes when Eddie Poolman surged through the Easts defence off a lovely ball from Henry Clunies-Ross, while rookie winger Ronan Leahy also capitalised on the left edge.

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