The 50-point loss to Uni that kick started Warringah’s Shute Shield title run

How many teams have won a competition after being belted by 50 points?  It’s a question a number of Shute Shield pundits have been asking over the last few weeks, as Warringah played their way towards a grand final berth that looked almost impossible just a few months ago.  On Good Friday at University Oval, the Rats had their pants pulled down by Sydney Uni in a rematch of last year’s grand final.  The Students were brilliant and ran in nine tries to claim a 50-0 victory over a shellshocked Warringah side.  Ironically though, it was that loss that turned the Rats’ season around.  “To be honest, it was all a bit of a blur,” Warringah No.8 Sam Ward told Rugby News.  “I remember they were really physical and they just blew us off the park early and scored two quick tries. That set the tone for the game and I remember standing there at the end thinking, what the hell just happened?” “It wasn’t a nice feeling and it forced a few of the leaders o
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