Sydney Uni & Warringah name teams for Shute Shield grand final
Sydney University and Warringah have both named full strength sides to meet in Saturday’s Shute Shield grand final at Bankwest Stadium.
In a rematch of the 2018 decider, Sydney Uni will start as favourites but may be without impressive lock Nick Champion de Crespigny, who faces the NSW Rugby judiciary this evening.
If Champion de Crespigny is suspended, either Rory Suttor or Nick Coaldrake would likely replace him in the Uni starting XV.
Warringah coach Mark Gerrard has named veteran flyhalf Hamish Angus in his starting side but an injury cloud still looms over the head of the three time Catchpole Medal winner.
Angus has missed Warringah’s last two matches, with utility back Harley Attwater covering the playmaking duties.
Angus did overcome an injury in 2017 and went on to lead the Rats’ to their first premiership since 2005.
Sydney University (1-15)
Harry Johnson-Holmes, Tom Horton, Chris Talakai, Lachlan Swinton, David McDuling, Nicholas Champion de Crespigny, Josh Kemeny, Rohan O’Reagan, Jake Gordon, Ben Hughes, James Kane, James Dargaville, Guy Porter, Harry Potter, Tim Clements.
Rory O’Connor, Robert Kelly, Faavae Sila, Matt Foulds, Sam Thomson, Ru MacKenzie, Boyd Killingworth, Sam Ward, Josh Holmes, Hamish Angus, Harry Jones, Tyson Davis, Ben Woolett, Ben Marr, Liam Windon