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SHUTE SHIELD TEAMS AND VENUES DECIDED

  
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9/08/2017
By NSW Waratahs Media unit


Saturday, August 12th 


Manly (1st) vs Eastwood (6th) – Manly Oval, 3:10 pm

Minor Premiers, Manly host 6th place Eastwood who are out to confirm they are serious premiership contenders in the first week of the Shute Shield Finals. The Village green is expected to be packed out to watch the premiership favourites play against an experienced Eastwood side.

Eastwood travel to Manly on the back of a strong performance against Penrith and are no strangers to a finals series. Woodies Skipper Jed Gillespie believes it will be his sides familiarity with finals football that will give them the advantage over the competition leaders.

“We do have finals experience,” he said. “The last 5 or 6 years we have been up there and we’ve played Manly and the big boys in the finals and a lot of the time we have come out on top.”

Manly are back at home after a loss against the in-form West Harbour Pirates in a high scoring battle. Manly Captain Adrian Hall insists that his side needs to bring more energy to the field and to put in a good performance on the weekend.

“We really need to front up with our energy again and put in a good performance to go one step further,” Hall said.

With Woodies playing for their survival and the Marlins playing to consolidate a home semi-final, this should be a great contest with two huge forwards packs going at it for 80 minutes. Both teams have similar backlines with dominant ball running centres in the midfield and speedy outside backs.

 

You can catch all the action live on Channel 7TWO at 3:00pm on Saturday 12th of August

 

Manly

#

Eastwood

Sio Tatola/ Mitch Lewis

1

Jed Gillespie

James Hilterbrand

2

Hugh Roach

Alex Westgarth/Gunnz Fuavao

3

Rob Lagudi

Junior Palau

4

James Neale

Adrian Hall

5

Adam Campbell

Harry Bergelin

6

Michael Kovacic

Sam Shires/Kotoni Ale

7

Tevita Piukala

Dan Alley

8

George Kent

Tim Donlan

9

Matt Gonzalez

Sam Lane

10

Blake Sutton

Tom Chesters

11

Zac Mackay

Kevin Fuavao

12

Tom Hill

Dennis Pili-Gaitau

13

Mike McDougall

Jacob Woodhouse/Cam Bailey

14

Fabian Goodall

Josh Turner/ Jacob Woodhouse

15

Liam Windon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 












 

Warringah (3rd) vs Randwick (4th) – Pittwater Rugby Park, 3:00 pm

 

Both Warringah and Randwick will be aiming to take the other finals results out of the equation with a win at Rat Park on Saturday afternoon. A loss to either Southern Districts or Manly will see the loser at Rat Park knocked out of the competition.

Warringah are coming into the finals after a very tough few weeks with losses to Manly and Southern Districts, but have come back with a strong victory against Norths last weekend leading into the finals. Warringah’s tough run will have them prepared for finals footy in front of a large home crowd.

Randwick have been defeated in the last two weeks against the two in-form teams of the competition, West Harbour and Southern Districts. These tough games will also have them primed for finals footy at a packed Rat Park.  

The last time these teams faced the Rats beat the Galloping Greens at Coogee Oval 30-29, a great sign for what is come this Saturday, with both teams playing to secure themselves a spot in the top 4. 

The introduction of Stephen Hoiles adds a lot of experience to the Randwick line-up especially the  backrow who will have the tough task of containing a very talented Warringah backrow.

This game will be fast-paced and very entertaining so get down to Pittwater Rugby Park for a great day of Shute Shield Finals, with the main event kicking off at 3:00pm.

 

Warringah

#

Randwick

Rory O’Connor

1

Tristan Goodbody

Rob Kelly

2

Adam Freier

Sam Needs

3

Cameron Betham

Jack Tomkins

4

Esei Ha’aingaa

Cam Treloar

5

Ed Kennedy

Maclean Jones

6

Nick Kellaway

Tom Connor

7

Jack Johnson

Sam Ward

8

Stephen Hoiles

Josh Holmes

9

Mitch Short

Myles Dorrian

10

Andrew Deegan

Harry Jones

11

Andrew Kellaway

Josh Gillard

12

Ben Starkey

Seb Wileman

13

Henry Hutchinson

Sailosi Tagicakibau

14

Latu Latinipulu

Dave Feltscheer

15

Lachlan Anderson

 

 

Sunday August 13

 

Southern Districts (2nd) vs Northern Suburbs (5th) – Forshaw Rugby Park, 3:10 pm

The in-form Southern Districts host last-years premiers Norths at Forshaw Rugby park in the final game of the round. 

It is do or die for Norths who need to win to keep their hopes of a back to back premiership alive. Souths are playing to confirm and consolidate themselves at premiership contenders and a playing to host a semi-final at the fortress at Forshaw.

Southern Districts are coming into the finals with 8 wins in a row including victories over competition leaders Manly and most recently a great win over Randwick at Coogee Oval.

Norths are coming off a tough loss against Warringah and will be looking to keep their season alive at Forshaw. Last time these teams faced Souths got the spoils with a hardfought 37-33 victory over Norths.

The Rebels forwards put in a dominant display against Randwick last week with a very dominant scrum. Norths will need to challenge the Rebels upfront especially containing Waratahs player Jed Holloway, they should be very capable with both Hugh Sinclair and Will Miller in the side.

 

Catch all the action live on Channel 7TWO at 3:00pm on Sunday the 13th of August

 

 

Southern Districts

#

Norths

Conor Young

1

Ezra Luxton

Brandon Paenga-Amosa

2

Sam Kitchen

Duncan Chubb

3

Lawrence Hunting

Angus Ryan

4

James Brown

Jake Douglas

5

Conor Vest

Alex Perez

6

Gary Bautz

Marcus Carbone

7

Will Miller

Jed Holloway

8

Hugh Sinclair

Sam Harris

9

Nick Duffy

Rohan Saifoloi

10

Angus Sinclair

Alex Gibbon

11

Lachlan Creagh

Apolosi Latinipuli

12

Harry Burey

Luke Smart/Denny Godinet

13

Cameron Clark

Ben Connolly

14

Richard Woolf

Jamie Verran

15

Augustin Slowik


 

 

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After 18 rounds of competition, the Top Six teams for the Shute Shield final series have been decided.

Manly, who finished as minor premiers, take on sixth placed Eastwood at Manly Oval at 3:10pm while third placed Warringah will host Randwick at Rat Park with both games being played on Saturday.

Current premiers Norths will travel to Forshaw Park to play Souths on Sunday.

The two lowest ranked losers this weekend are eliminated from the finals series.

The Colts play-off series will also get underway this weekend, with all games being played at Chatswood Oval over both days.

For those who can’t get to the games but still want to see the matches, 7Two will broadcast the Manly vs Eastwood game from 3pm Saturday and the Souths vs Norths match at the same time on Sunday.


A note on travelling to the games:

There will be road closures on Sunday due to the City to Surf.

- This weekend there will be closures in both directions on a section of the Wakehurst Parkway at Frenchs Forest between Warringah Rd and Frenchs Forest Rd for works involving the construction of the new hospital.

 

Saturday 

Grade – Manly Oval

Competition      

Kick-off      

Team                       

 

Team                     

4th Grade

10:15

Sydney University

v

Randwick

3rd Grade

11:40

Eastwood

v

Randwick

2nd Grade

13:15

Manly

v

Souths

1st Grade

15:10

Manly

v

Eastwood

Saturday 

Grade – Pittwater Rugby Park

Competition

Kick-off

Team

 

Team

4th Grade

10:15

Norths

v

Warringah

3rd Grade

11:40

Warringah

v

Gordon

2nd Grade

13:15

Sydney University

v

Warringah

1st Grade

15:10

Warringah

v

Randwick

Sunday 

Grade – Forshaw Rugby Park

Competition

Kick-off

Team

 

Team

4th Grade

10:15

Eastwood

v

Gordon

3rd Grade

11:40

Sydney University

v

Manly

2nd Grade

13:15

Eastwood

v

Randwick

1st Grade

15:10

Souths

v

Norths

 

 

Saturday 

Colts – Chatswood Oval

Competition     

Kick-off     

Team                       

 

Team                  

Colts 3

9:00

Randwick

V

Easts

Colts 3

10:30

Sydney University

v

Parramatta

Colts 2

12:00

Randwick

v

Gordon

Colts 1

13:40

Randwick

v

Souths

Colts 1

15:30

Sydney University

v

Warringah

Sunday 

Colts – Chatswood Oval

Competition

Kick-off

Team

 

Team

Colts 3

10:00

Eastwood

v

Warringah

Colts 2

13:10

Easts

v

Souths

Colts 2

11:30

Sydney University

v

Norths

Colts 1

15:00

Eastwood

v

Easts

 

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