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Shute Shield rugby is back with the Students playing Parramatta at Death Valley

04 Apr 2013
The 2013 Sydney Rugby Union Premiership Rugby competition kicks off this weekend, with the Students from Sydney University taking on the Two Blues of Parramatta. Parramatta continue to develop as a genuine threat within the Shute Shield competition, with the club recruiting exceptionally well in the off season.

“Parramatta will be an enormous test for us this weekend, especially playing them at home in Merrylands,” said SUFC Head Coach Chris Malone. “Parramatta is to be congratulated on how they have turned their club around in the last couple of seasons. They have recruited well and are really starting to develop young players in the west, which is exactly what is needed for the future of rugby.”

“The game on the weekend promises to be a tough one, Parramatta have had very good results throughout the trials and have proven in the last couple of years, when given the opportunity, they have shown themselves to be very dangerous,” said Malone.

Tim Davidson will captain the side, playing his first round 1 Shute Shield game for the Students since 2008. “I always love coming back to Sydney Uni, it feels like home for me," said Davidson "I really enjoy playing for the Club and giving back to a Club that has given me so much joy over so many years. The players have been training hard since November and you can tell they are looking forward to the season commencing this weekend.”

Round 1 v Parramatta - Saturday 6th April 2013

GRADE GAMES - Merrylands RSL Rugby Park (2 Montrose Avenue, Merrylands)
• 4th Grade - 10:45am
• 3rd Grade - 12:00pm
• 2nd Grade - 1:25pm
• 1st Grade - 3:00pm

COLTS GAMES - St Paul's College Oval (City Road, Camperdown)
• Colts 3 - 12:20pm
• Colts 2 - 1:35pm
• Colts 1 - 3:00pm

2013 Round 1 v Parramatta

Untitled Document
1st Grade 2nd Grade
1. Alasdair King 1.

Tolu Latu

2. Matthew Mafi 2.

Elliot Messara

3. Sam Talakai 3.

Guy Millar

4. Oliver Atkins 4.

Byron Hodge

5. Will Skelton 5.

Tom Heslop

6. Liam Winton 6.

Tom Boidin

7. Benn Melrose 7.

Josh Ellice-Flint


Tim Davidson (c)

8. Hugo Dessens
9. Jake Gordon 9.

David Fong

10. Jock Merriman 10.

Jason Hofmeyr

11. Levi Dodd 11.

John Rudd


Tom Carter

12. Dane McCarthy
13. Michael Hodge 13.

Oliver L'Estrange

14. Fetuli Talanoa 14.

James Dargaville

15. Nathan Trist 15.

Ben Cannon

Coaches: Coaches:
  Chris Malone  

Scott Stumbles

  Marc Avery  

Bill Hovey


Peter Playford

  Ben Roberts
3rd Grade 4th Grade
1. James Willian 1.

Al O'Donnell

2. Daniel Simpson 2.

Tim Reid

3. Alastair Ryan 3.

Jo Akira

4. Sam Jeffries 4.

Tom Halliday

5. Jordan Chapman 5.

Charlie Boyce

6. James Nonu-Carling 6.

Andrew Hunter


Michael Pollastri

7. David Pohlen
8. Hugh Frazer 8.

Holoua Tonga

9. Richard Draper 9.

Cale Holmes


Jack Macklin

10. Kodie Drury-Hawkins
11. Willie DuPlessis 11.

Sam English


Ben Murray

12. James Swan
13. Laumua Potifele 13.

Scott Goodman

14. Callum Fryer 14.

Jack Sullivan

15. Conor Foley 15.

Cameron Lawrence

Coaches: Coaches:

Ray Hudd

  James Cameron
  Clint Allardice  

Hamish Pope

Colts 1
Colts 2
1. Tomas Robertson 1.

Jack Bliss

2. Tom Wilson 2.

Tyne Holmes

3. Graeme Wessels 3.

Ben Lawley

4. Calum Buckling 4.

Cameron Skelton

5. Rohan O'Regan 5.

Nick Coaldrake

6. Tom Shaw 6.

Jack Stanford

7. Max Northcote-Green 7.

Ben Martin

8. Sam Quinn 8.

Mitchell Whiteley

9. Thomas Koertz 9.

Angus Pulver

10. Finlay McDonald 10.

Ben Hughes

11. Phil Tuinuku 11.

Nick Burden

12. Jim Stewart 12.

Jack Redden


Chris Ingate

13. Matthew Hulme
14. Henry Clunies-Ross 14.

Dylan Vieira

15. Matthew Hood 15.

Tianau Poto

Coaches: Coaches:
  David Haigh  

James Riches


Garrick Cowley

  Josh Daley

Paul Dillon

  Travis Partridge
Colts 3

Alex Batho


Vincent Morsello


Ezrah Amituanai


Hector Titterton


Byron Wicken


Pita Siganisucu


Mike Van Diggelen


Bilal Elbatoory


Chris O'Donnell


Will McClintock


Mesake Tagituimua


Rhys Griffiths


Josh King


Fadi Saad


Harley Donoghue


Wade Gudgeon


James Radcliffe


James Caterson


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