The Wash-Up: JR Henderson Cup Final – Sydney Uni v Eastwood

by Paul Cook - ********************** THE WARM-UP: ********************** Having finished first and second last season, only to get knocked out before the Grand Final, both Sydney University and Eastwood had some unfinished business coming into this decider. Uni had lost after the bell in last season’s semi-final to eventual Premiers Manly, and having finished 2nd on the ladder this year, they exorcised some of those demons by inflicting the same fate on this year’s Minor Premiers, Northern Suburbs, the previous week. Eastwood meanwhile, had come from a long way back after a poor start to their year. Nine wins from their last ten regular season matches saw them sneak into the finals in 6th spot, before beating both Norths and Easts to reach the big dance. However, their last defeat came at the hands of the Students in round 12 (14-3), having previously lost 22-12 to them on the opening day of the season.   ********************** THE BREAKDOWN: ********************** But des
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