Wildfires to host Sydney Uni

BY ALEX TIGANI

The Newcastle Hunter Rugby Union Wildfires made their return to the Shute Shield this month for the first time since 1998.

While the results have not gone their way in the first-grade competition, suffering defeats to Randwick (50-7) and Eastwood (46-11), there have been some highlights for our Upper Hunter readers.

Former Singleton Bulls player of the year Benjamin Ham has featured in the line-up.

They also held a friendly second grade hit out last week and prevailed 31-24 thanks to the efforts of Singleton contributors Hasa Mason and Simione Vuniwaqalevu who turned 30 that week.

This Saturday the Wildfires will play host to Sydney University (who share the top spot on the ladder with Northern Suburbs, Gordon and Randwick) at 3pm.