Tom Carter reflects ahead of 200th match

Whatever you think of Sydney Uni centre Tom Carter, it’s hard to find a player that’s had a bigger impact on the Shute Shield over the past decade. The 32-year-old from Young in regional NSW will play his 200th match for Sydney Uni on Saturday and is now the club’s eighth most capped played. “It’s something I’m incredibly proud of. My family have been around the club for more than 20 years, I’ve seen us at our lowest in the mid 90’s and then I’ve been fortunate to have been able to carry on the legacy of my brothers and some other great players, so it means a lot to me,” Carter told Rugby News. Carter joined the Sydney Uni Colts program in 2001 and made his first grade debut two years later, scoring three tries against Penrith in 2003. Since then, he’s played in eight first grade Grand Finals, as well as earning 76 caps for the Waratahs. Despite that, he found it difficult to pinpoint a particular highlight from his 15 years at the club. “To be honest, the
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