INTRUST SUPER SHUTE SHIELD: ROUND 1 PREVIEW


5/04/2019



By Shute Shield Media Unit

Club Rugby is back for 2019 and we’re super excited to get the latest edition of the Intrust Super Shute Shield underway! It’s always a fun time of the year seeing which players get named on the inaugural team sheet. We’ve got a new generation of coaches looking to stamp their authority on the playing group, lots of fresh new talents and player movements between the clubs, so without further ado let’s see who has been given the nod for round 1!

FEATURED GAME – LIVE ON 7TWO FROM 3 PM (AEST) SYDNEY UNIVERSITY V EASTERN SUBURBS

Our TV match of the round sees title holders Sydney University take on the Beasties on home turf. The remnants of that title-winning team are hard to see with many members of their side moving on to higher representative honours. Eastern Suburbs come into the new campaign touted as one of the top teams, after slowly building for a few years there’s a feeling at Woollahra that now could be the time to pounce.

Sydney University (1-15)
Matt Sandell, Tom Horton, Wayne Borsak, Nick Coaldrake, Jack Sherratt, Will Cocker, Rory Suttor, Nick Champion de Crespigny, Banjo Travers, Stu Dunbar, Harry Potter, Will McDonnell, Guy Porter, Henry Clunies- Ross, James Kane.

Eastern Suburbs (1-15)
Cody Walker, Lindsay Stevens, Archer Hall, Emerson Adcock, BJ Edwards, Will Harris, Charlie Gamble, Sam Shires, Jack Grant, Mack Mason, Daniel Donato, Ned Yeomans, Sam Fogarty, Henry Paterson, Archie King.

MANLY V WESTERN SYDNEY - MANLY OVAL

The newly rebranded Western Sydney Two Blues will head to the northern beaches with a fresh new outlook ahead of the 2019 season. They’ll face a fierce home opposition in the form of the Marlins who will be looking to build on last year’s preliminary final defeat. The Marlins will be unveiling former Wales 7s Captain Luke Crocker in the back row, while the big name for the Two Blues comes in the form of Israel Folau’s younger brother John Folau.

Manly (1-15)
Conor Davidson, James Hilterbrand, Mokani Fuavao, Adrian Hall, Alex Humfrey, Kotoni Ale, Luke Crocker, Harry Bergelin, Tim Donlan, Nick Holton, Michael Adams, Ben Cotton, Beaudein Waaka, Alex Northam, James Ohmsen.

Western Sydney Two Blues (1-15)
Nick Blacklock, Jordan Ieremia, Kalafi Pongi, Tuitakau Kioa, Sev Domoni, Riley Jacob, Adrian Musico, Matt3 Faoagali, Joey Faoagali, Netane Masima, Hayden Cole, Micheal Zahkia, Johnny Falou, Taliliki Nadredre, Levi Tofa.

RANDWICK V EASTWOOD – COOGEE OVAL

In what looks to be a tough one to call at Coogee Oval on the weekend, Randwick will be hoping to get their season up and running the right way. Following Hadley Jackson’s promotion from the Galloping Greens Colts setup, he’s handed four of those players their starting debuts including NSW Waratahs contracted Will Harrison who’s come off the back of an NRC campaign with the Sydney Rays. Eastwood will be buoyed with the capture of Taylor Adams who shapes as an ideal replacement for the retired Jai Ayoub along with former Southern Districts player Afa Pakalani who is fresh of a campaign with the Leicester Tigers and Tonga 7s. Eastwood are another side that have been busy over summer adding a number of big names to their roster after finishing fifth in 2018.

Randwick (1-15)
George Hendry, David Vea, Cam Betham, Tom Nowlan, Nathan Den Hoedt, Kyle Harris, Jack Johnson, Christian Poidevin, Mitchell Short, Ben Donaldson, Sean Conner, Darcy Searl, Tom Molloy, Jackson Mohi, Will Harrison.

Eastwood (1-15)
Dean Doumbos, Ed Craig, Rob Lagudi, James Neale, Manasa Rokosuka, Jacob Bamford, Ikapote Tupai, Rhys Allen, Mick Snowden, Tayler Adams, Kiti Ratu, Nox Muliufi, Barton Picone, Fabian Goodall, Afa Pakalani.

SOUTHERN DISTRICTS V WEST HARBOUR – FORSHA W RUGBY PARK

This clash shapes as an interesting contest given both teams have undergone an off-season makeover after misfiring in 2018. Jake Kay has joined Souths over the summer and is set to face his former club on debut. The Pirates however have a plethora of new faces and it will be very hard for the Rebels to know what to expect come kick-off given Souths went down to West Harbour in both their clashes last year.

Southern Districts (1-15)
James Wayland, Sama Malolo, Shambeckler Vui, Jake Douglas, Marcus Carbone, Nathan Lawson, Jake Kay, Harry McLennan, DeWet Roos, Christian Kagiassis, Apaola TeaLama, Apo Latunipulu, Denny Godinet, Ben Connolly, Will Thomas.

West Harbour (1-15)
Rhys Brodie, Vaughn Lomax, Sione Mafi, Jordan Sharp, Michael Rigney, Kaliova Nacina, Damien Fleming, Francis Ieremia Saufoi, Dion Spice, Tiaan Henk Swanepoel, Toti Mafi, Tyler Fisher, Tavite Gadeisuva, James Turner, Noah Cooper.

WARRINGAH V NORTHERN SUBURBS – PITTWATER RUGBY PARK

Warringah have seen a number of departures over the summer but have also had several gains. Jack Hayson returns to the club and fullback Liam Windon has slotted into the starting team after leaving Eastwood. Northern Suburbs are one team that has a similar build to the season prior and new coach Nick Hensley will be looking to maintain the clubs strong standing in the competition.

Warringah (1-15)
Faavae Sila, Rob Kelly, Sam Needs, George Noah, Matt Foulds, Max Girdler, Jack Hayson, Sam Ward, Josh Holmes, Hamish Angus, Esera Chee-Kam, Ben Marr, Charlie Tupou, Tyson Davis, Liam Windon.

Northern Suburbs (1-15)
Lawrence Hunting, Sam Kitchen, Dan Solofa, Dave Henaway, Connor Vest, George Murrin, Gary Bautz, Hugh Sinclair, Josh Noonan, Jack Lindsay, Lachie Creagh, Harry Burey, Reece Mau’u, Nathan Russell, Sam Giltrap.

TV fixture livestream available on http://www.7plus.com/CLUB from 3pm (AEST) on Saturday. 7TWO NATION WIDE REPLAY on Sunday morning at 4:00am local time.


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