Shute Shield: Wildfires know they need to do it up front to beat Uni

By MARK CASHMAN

Hunter Wildfires coach Scott Coleman knows better than anyone that there is no easy path to beat Sydney Uni, the Shute Shield’s defending premiers on Saturday.

You’ve got to be competitive at scrum time and at the lineout and when the few chances the Students do offer come along you’ve got to grab them as if they are gold.

Coach Coleman said they aren't going to the game to make up the numbers.

"To be honest we really want to win this one - that has been out mindset," he said. "But to do all that we have to compete at set piece."

Sydney Uni coach Michael Hodge says he will head north to Newcastle with guarded expectations.