Around The Traps Column: It’s mate against mate as Gordon and Warringah face off

By MARK CASHMAN

We’re into the fourth 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:

GORDON HAVE been the white hot side at the start of the 2020 Shute Shield, combining great pace out wide, a good playmaker in RODNEY IONA at flyhalf and a pack of forwards that gets the job done.

Their coach DARREN COLEMAN has been their agent of change over the past couple of seasons and he has left a legacy at each of the clubs that he has coached at in Sydney.

In more recent times it has been at Warringah where ‘DC’ delivered them a premiership but elsewhere there was his time at Eastern Suburbs, Penrith and Northern Suburbs.

The Gordon and Warringah worlds come together on Saturday and from what I have been hearing it is the friendships bonds that will be on show at Chatswood Oval.