Around The Traps Column: Simply the best, Browny’s a doer, big colts revamp, White out at Orange

We’re into Round Ten of the Shute Shield and as always 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 feedback that Rugby News has been getting from the Battle of the Beaches derby lunch last week was that it wasn’t just the best rugby lunch ever it was the best sports lunch of all time. Close to 800 packed into the Mirramar reception centre at Terry Hills and many old rivalries and friendships were rekindled on an afternoon of great food, good wine and enough bonhomie to solve all the problems in the Middle East. People that I spoke to said it took just about all the afternoon to “get around” the room and do the catch ups that are part of these sort of functions. Former Manly Daily sports editor JON GEDDES was in his element and he reported that the panel discussion convened by SEAN MALONEY that they had with LUKE HOLMES, DAMIEN CUMMINS, STEVE WILLIAMS, STEVE LIDBURY, ROD
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