The secrets behind the Sydney Stars success

By Henry Jacobs After finishing last in the 2014 National Rugby Championship the Sydney Stars have undergone a remarkable turnaround to win its opening three games and sit second on the table ahead of round four. With a rejuvenated coaching setup including Dan Parkes, David Lyons and Tim Davidson, Peter Playford’s side has benefitted from a fresh approach in 2015. “We’ve got a lot more buy in this year, last year it was uncertain as to what the competition would hold and we had the same coaching staff as Sydney Uni - so there was no real roll in, there was just the same kind of play,” Playford said. “This year we really wanted to freshen it up from a coaching point of view . . . the rules make the game so different - so our game plan is significantly different to what we played at Sydney Uni, none of the calls are the same, nothing really is the same as how we play the game." The Stars have averaged over 46 points a game in the opening rounds and are well in contention f
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