Shute Shield Grand Final: 2018 Finalists battle it out again

· Shute Shield
by Waratahs Media

It will be one of four fixtures at Bankwest Stadium in a first for Sydney club rugby, with Uni featuring in all four grades.

The Students will be looking to make it back-to-back titles, while the Rats will want to atone for defeat in last year’s decider as the Shield comes to a close for another season.

Warringah come in off the back of a hard-fought win over Eastwood, while the Students made light work of Norths in a 40-7 victory.

Uni will enter the Grand Final heavy favourites, but Warringah will feel confident having snared a one-point victory over the Minor Premiers in Round 13.

In a blow for Rob Taylor’s side, blindside flanker Nick Champion De Crespigny has been handed a three-match suspension after being cited for an illegal clean out during their semi-final win.

Conversely the Rats, led by Ken Catchpole Medallist, Hamish Angus will enter the fixture largely unchanged.


Gates to Bankwest Stadium open at 8am.

1st Grade: Sydney University v Warringah Rats – 3:15 pm

2nd Grade: Eastern Suburbs v Sydney University – 12:50 pm

3rd Grade: Sydney University v Gordon – 10:50 am

4th Grade: Eastwood v Sydney University – 9:05 am

Be there:

Avoid the queues on the day and save time by pre-purchasing your tickets!

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek.

General Admission

Adults: $25

Juniors: $10

Reserved Seating

Adults: $50

Juniors: $30

Watch it:

The first-grade fixture between Sydney University and Warringah will be televised LIVE and FREE on 7TWo, or regionally Prime 7 from 3pm. It can also be streamed at

The game can also be seen LIVE from New Zealand on Sky Sports 8 at 5pm local time.