The Wash-Up: JR Henderson Shield Final – Sydney Uni v Warringah

by Paul Cook - ********************** THE WARM-UP: ********************** The 3rd grade decider saw Minor Premiers Sydney University take on a Warringah side that had lost only lost five games all season to finish third. Despite losing both regular season games to the Students 27-13 and 21-14 respectively, they came in to the final fairly buoyant having knocked out Eastwood in the semi-final, a side that had finished 10pts above them in second place. But having gone out at the final four stage the previous year, Uni were keen to reclaim the title they last held in 2014, when ironically, they had defeated the Rats.   ********************** THE BREAKDOWN: ********************** No doubt still on a high after the previous week’s achievements, Warringah started off like a house on fire. Having forced a clearing kick from the opening whistle, they put together 14 phases off the back of a host of damaging ball carries, before quick ruck ball from halfback Calum Reid put lock Finlay
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