Shute Shield: Last Gasp Winner Sees Students Sneak A Week Off

by Brendan Bradford – Sydney University flyhalf Bernard Foley kicked a drop-goal after the siren to steal a 25-23 win over the Marlins in a tense finals match at Manly Oval on Sunday afternoon. The Students now have a week off, while Manly play Eastern Suburbs at Coogee Oval next weekend. Despite fielding a Super Rugby-laden side, Uni went down 17-0 after 20-minutes but had fought back into contention by halftime. The defending champions trailed throughout the second half as well and didn’t take the lead until the 81st minute when Foley calmly slotted the drop goal from 15-metres out. Having sailed into the finals series with convincing wins over Southern Districts, Gordon and Randwick, it was the first real battle the Students have had since a 20-15 round 13 defeat of Warringah in June. De
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