Around The Traps Column: Gordon Bray returns, Highlanders put in and we dig deep for Harry

By MARK CASHMAN We’re into the ninth round of the Shute Shield competition and the phone has been ringing hot with all the news and views from the greatest club competition in Australia. Here’s what we are hearing: The great GORDON BRAY loosened up the vocal chords when he worked with TONY LEWIS on the stream of the Eastern Suburbs v Sydney Uni on Saturday provided by Bar TV. ‘Gordy’ is set to call the Wallabies games this year for Channel 10 on free-to-air (whenever and wherever they may be) and says he’s looking forward to a bit of a stroll down memory lane at Woollahra Oval. He had a couple of seasons at the Beasts in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a lower grade scrum half before the ABC said that his career with them took priority over the footy. The career thing seemed to have worked out pretty well and he has been a witness to some of the great moments of Australian Rugby that included two Rugby World Cup victories and of course the 1984 Grand Slam.