Taylor’s punt pays off as baby Students thrive in first full year of grade

After missing the playoffs in 2017 and farewelling a number of club veterans, few Shute Shield fans spoke about Sydney Uni over summer when discussing this year’s premiership contenders. But at Camperdown, new first grade coach Rob Taylor wasn't listening. The Kiwi born coach spent two seasons overseeing the club’s colts program and had watched a number of his younger players train the house down through preseason. When it came time to name his side for this year’s opening round clash against Parramatta, the decision was fairly simple. Taylor named a new look backline filled with two 21-year olds and five 20-year olds. From that backline, five players have been named to start in Saturday’s grand final. “They were the best available blokes at the time. A few guys like Stu Dunbar had niggles through preseason, so that ruled them out,” Taylor told Rugby News. “I’ve always believed that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough and those guys just ma
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