Shute Shield Round Two: Wrap-Up


By NSW Waratahs Media unit

Photo credit: Karen Watson

After two rounds, Sydney Uni, Easts and Norths all remain undefeated, while four other sides claimed their first win of the season on Saturday. Catch up on all the action from another exciting weekend of Shute Shield rugby.

Eastern Suburbs 52-0 Gordon

Eastern Suburbs have recorded their best start to a season since 2012 after claiming a comprehensive bonus point win over Gordon at Chatswood Oval.

The Beasties ran in seven tries, including a double to new hooker Connal McInerney, while flyhalf Mack Mason had a perfect afternoon with the boot in the 52-0 victory.

Gordon have leaked 100 points in their opening two matches since implementing new defensive structures over summer and will need to regroup ahead of almost must-win matches against Penrith and Parramatta in the next two weeks.
The Beasties sit second and will take plenty of confidence into next weekend’s local derby against Randwick.

West Harbour 33-26 Southern Districts

West Harbour claimed their first big upset of the year, beating Southern Districts 33-26 at Concord Oval.

The two sides traded blows early in the match before the Pirates scored back to back tries to lead 23-14 at the break.

Souths fullback Jamie Verran bagged a hattrick to give his side hope of a come from behind victory, but West Harbour sealed the result with a try to Jack Sullivan. New flyhalf Sam Malcolm contributed 13 points from the boot in an impressive Concord Oval debut.

Despite the loss, the Rebels were able to claim two crucial bonus points and are fourth after two rounds, while West Harbour sit in sixth spot after claiming their first win of the year.

Check out the full round wrap up right here.

Friday 20 April will see Allianz Stadium host another thrilling double-header. The inaugural Buildcorp Super W final is set to fire with the NSW Women looking take out the title against old rivals, the Queensland Women at 4:40pm (AEST). Following the Women’s final, the NSW Waratahs will face off against 2017 finalists, the Lions for round 10 of the Vodafone Super Rugby.

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