Shute Shield: Students quick out of the blocks against Hunter Wildfires

By MARK CASHMAN

Sydney Uni blew away the Hunter Wildfires in the first 35 minutes of their game on Saturday racking up a 59-10 win to remain entrenched in the Shute Shield top four.

The Students ran in seven tries in that first half to parcel away the result and the bonus point but the Wildfires hung in the second half and were only nudged 12-7 in the second 40 minutes.

“We came in with a clear game plan to play fast, and to stick to our attack principles,” Uni head coach Michael Hodge said.

“It hasn’t yet been the polished execution we expect, but the message was to continue to back ourselves.

“The first 35 minutes was excellent! Great set piece launch and the backs were sharp and dangerous every time they got an opportunity.”