Shute Shield Round Nine: Wrap-Up


5/06/2018



By NSW Waratahs Media unit

Photo credit: AJF Photography

Souths and Eastwood both caused big upsets in round 9, which has further condensed the Shute Shield ladder heading into the mid-season break.

Catch up on all the action from the weekend.


Southern Districts 23-10 Northern Suburbs

Southern Districts produced a determined performance to hand Norths their first loss of the 2018 season at Forshaw on Saturday.

The Rebels failed to make the most of a strong breeze in the first half and trailed at the break 10-8, before scoring two unanswered tries through Luke Smart and Marcus Carbone in the second half to set up a much needed 23-10 victory.

While Norths were far from their best, the Southern Districts forwards outmuscled the Shoremen in the later stages of the match and showed grit that hasn’t been seen at Forshaw since last season.

The Rebels now sit just one win outside of the top six and are expected to welcome back Dewet Roos, Rohan Saifoloi, Apo Latunipulu and Jamie Verran from injury in the coming rounds.

Norths remain in second spot, three competition points behind Sydney Uni.


Warringah 24-11 West Harbour

Warringah consolidated their spot in the top six with a gritty 24-11 win over West Harbour at Concord Oval.

Rats flyhalf Miles Dorrian crossed in the first half to give the visitors a 10-3 lead, then added four penalty goals to take his personal tally to 19 points for the afternoon.

Replacement prop Mahe Vailanu then barged over to seal the result before West Harbour scored a consolation try through Jethro Felemi.
The result sees Warringah leapfrog West Harbour into the fifth spot. The Pirates have a bye after next week’s long weekend and face a 21-day spell before their next clash against Manly.

Warringah take on Sydney Uni after the break.

Check out the full round wrap-up right here.

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