Intrust Super Shute Shield : Round 5 Preview


3/05/2019





We head into Round 5 of the Intrust Super Shute Shield this May 4th weekend with no club has won more than 3 games, given the bye. The season is already shaping up as one of the closest competitions in recent years with results being hard to pick. The race for the top 6 is heating up, and this week could once again be decisive in determining the final ladder positions. With a few player changes and intriguing matchups, let’s take a look at who’s been given the nod for Round 5!


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MANLY V SOUTHERN DISTRICTS AT MANLY OVAL

The last time these clubs faced off at Manly Oval was in 2017, when Southern Districts scored a last-ditch try to come away 25-27 victors. For the home side, Alex Dalzell replaces Adrian Hall at lock and flyer Josh Turner returns on the wing. Southern Districts will be without incumbent centre Denny Godinet who is replaced by Faluela Finau who makes his first return to first grade since breaking his leg in 2017. Southern Districts are one of two sides undefeated but Manly will prove to be stern opposition who only narrowly missed out on victory at North Sydney Oval last week.

Manly (1-15)
Conor Davidson, James Hilterbrand, Mokani Fuavao, Alex Dalzell, Alex Humfrey, Harry Bergelin, Kotoni Ale, Dan Alley, Harry Emery, Nick Holton, Josh Turner, Kevin Fuavao, Beaudein Waaka, Alex Northam, James Ohmsen

Southern Districts (1-15)
James Wayland, Blake Schoupp, Shambeckler Vui, Jake Douglas, Angus Ryan, James Hasson, Jake Kay, Marcus Carbone, DeWet Roos, Bayley Kuenzle, Apaola TeaLama, Apo Latunipulu, Faluela Finau, Cooper Harris, Christian Kagiassis


GORDON V SYDNEY UNIVERSITY AT 3 PM, CHATSWOOD OVAL

Sydney University have made 4 changes to the forward pack that faced Eastwood last weekend. Gordon have been strong at home in 2019, narrowly falling to Southern Districts and winning against Western Sydney. Sydney University will need to be on their A-game heading to Chatswood this week.

Gordon (1-15)
Harry Rorke, Mahe Vailanu, Nick Fraser/Charlie Abel, Jack Margin, Cameron Holt, Brendan Mitchell, James Lough, Jordan Goddard, Jacob Abel, Sean Kearns, Mike Molloy, Mark Koteczky, Niko Malo, Kim Bateman, Jaline Graham

Sydney University (1-15)
Jay Spencer, Declan Moore, Wayne Borsak, David McDuling, Jack Sherratt, Nick Champion de Crespigny, Hugh Summerhayes, Mitch Whiteley, Banjo Travers, Stu Dunbar, Harry Potter, Will McDonnell, James Armstrong, Nathaniel Tamwoy, James Kane


EASTERN SUBURBS v WEST HARBOUR AT 3 PM, WOOLLAHRA OVAL

Eastern Suburbs will be without NSW Waratahs contracted trio Cody Walker, Ryan McCauley and Mack Mason, and West Harbour have found themselves in 6th place on the ladder following a string of good performances. Eastern Suburbs have yet to recreate the form that saw them dominate against Sydney University in Round 1. Could this be the week to springboard the Beasties resurgence?

Eastern Suburbs (1-15)
Callum King, Lindsey Stevens, Archie Hall, Emerson Adcock, Jack Turley, TBC, Charlie Gamble, Sam Shires, Jack Grant, Cohan Guerra, Sam Fogarty, Ned Yeomans, James Field, Dan Donato, Will Maddocks

West Harbour (1-15)
Vaughn Lomax, Raukawa Neems, Rhys Brodie, Amos Viiga, Michael Rigney, Kaliova Nacina, Damien Fleming, Francis Ieremia Saufoi, Dion Spice, Tiaan Henk Swanepoel, James Turner, Tyler Fisher, Christian Vainerer, Tavite Gadeisuva, Noah Cooper


RANDWICK V NORTHERN SUBURBS AT 3 PM, COOGEE OVAL

The Wicks have again shuffled their backline as they attempt to find that winning combination. Randwick, fresh off an ANZAC Day victory over rivals Eastern Suburbs will be looking to go back to back against an undefeated Northern Suburbs side. Hugh Sinclair is the only noticeable admission from the Shoreman’s squad, keeping their core nucleus intact. Northern Suburbs are early favourites to take out the 2019 Intrust Super Shute Shield and can only imagine will bring their A game on Saturday once again.

Randwick (1-15)
George Hendry, David Vea, Dan Matthew, Tom Nowland, Nathan Den Hoedt, Kyle Harris, Jack Johnson, Christian Poidevin, Mitch Short, Bryan Croke, Jackon Mohi, Nick Wilkinson, Tom Molloy, Zac Carr, Freddy Dorrough

Northern Suburbs (1-15)
Ezra Luxton, Sam Kitchen, Lawrence Hunting, Nick Palmer, Connor Vest, Gary Bautz, Hugh Taylor, George Murrin, Josh Noonan, Angus Sinclar, John Porch, Devan Stoltz, Jack Lindsay, Reece Mau’u, Harry Burey


WESTERN SYDNEY V EASTWOOD AT 3 PM, LIDCOMBE OVAL

This could be a dangerous one for the Woodies, fresh off a win against the Students last weekend but with injuries to key players mounting it will be vital to their top 6 hope to keep the form going. Western Sydney, however, will be in good spirits celebrating Back to Parramatta Day, in honour of Muncher Garlick and his 50 years of service to the club. There’s strong talk of a big crowd at Lidcombe Oval which could be the spur to kick start their form.

Manly (1-15)
Nick Blacklock, JP Sauni, Kalafi Pongi, Tuitakau Kioa, Tevita Vea, Adrian Musico, Riley Jacobson, Tala Moli, Joey Faoagali, Netane Masima, Levi Tofa, Paul Simona, John Folau, Hayden Cole, Michael Zakhia

Eastern Suburbs (1-15)
Dean Doumbos, Ed Craig, Rob Lagudi, James Neale, Manasa Rokosuka, Michael Icely, Tevita Piukala, Rhys Allen, Mick Snowden, Tayler Adams, Kiti Ratu, Nox Muliufi, Barton Picone, Afa Pakalani, Jackson Bird


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


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