Skipper McCalman says Uni’s start has been the perfect surprise


Sydney Uni skipper Jack McCalman pinches himself when he views the Students’ wrap sheet for their Shute Shield season so far.

Seven from seven from their first block of games in the 2021 season with some big wins against teams like Eastern Suburbs, Eastwood and Warringah and four points clear of the nearest chasers in Northern Suburbs and Gordon.

But the big thing for many at Uni, as they head into this coming weekend’s bye round, is the fact that they are rediscovering the structure and ruthlessness of seasons of the recent past.

There’s no doubt that Uni’s failure to make last season’s grand final rankles a large section at the club and the loss of the treasured club championship is something that everyone at Camperdown is keen to see return “home”.

“We’ve probably surprised ourselves as much as anyone,” McCalman told Rugby News in the wake of his side’s 45-12 win over Warringah at home on Saturday.

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