Stu Dunbar: The 26-year old “veteran” that had to play his way into the baby Students backline

Anyone that has watched Stu Dunbar in the back half of the 2018 Shute Shield season will find it very hard to believe that the Sydney Uni flyhalf started the year in third grade. But after picking up an injury during preseason that’s exactly where the 26-year old started. “The two guys in front of me were playing really well so I just had to stick it out for a while and wait for my opportunity,” Dunbar said. The former Scots College playmaker made his first grade debut as a 19-year old and spent the next few seasons coming in and out of the top grade. After playing in Sydney Uni’s 2016 grand final loss to Northern Suburbs, Dunbar headed to Europe and played a season with Italian club Verona. “I loved the experience and the lifestyle was fantastic but while I was over there I realised that there was still a lot I wanted to achieve back in Australia so I decided to come back and give it one last good crack.” Dunbar sat in the stands and watched Warringah bea
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