Shute Shield Round 3 Team Lists: Whetton, Leber in for Norths, son of a gun Gavin at Beasties

By MARK CASHMAN

Northern Suburbs have brought Waratahs squad member Jack Whetton and former national sevens star Brodie Leber into their side to take on Gordon for the big North Shore derby at North Sydney Oval on Saturday.

Both Whetton and Leber have been coming off the bench in the first couple of rounds of the Shute Shield competition but Norths coach Zak Beer has pulled the trigger on the big duo this week to do a job at the front end of this fascinating encounter.

Leber has been particularly impressive and adds size and great leg speed to the Shoremen’s running game in tight.

Norths were happy with the way that they ground out the win over the Hunter Wildfires in Newcastle last weekend but are expecting things to dial up a few points against the Highlanders.