Charlie Gamble: The former Subbies player who might just be the best No.7 in the Shute Shield 

By Matt Findlay; Photo - Easts Rugby/SPA Images Charlie Gamble had an absolute field day in last year’s Kentwell Cup and if you posed the question of what it was like lining up against him to anyone who had the pleasure of doing so, you’ll get the same answer. He was in a league of his own, and that was glaringly obvious. In no way is that disparaging of NSW Suburban Rugby Union’s top tier, it’s merely an indication of why the 23-year-old Kiwi has taken to the Shute Shield like a duck to water through the opening eight rounds of 2019. After leading Petersham to last year’s premiership and winning the Kentwell Medal in the process, Gamble has filled now-retired Easts flanker Rowan Perry’s shoes with aplomb and cemented his place on the side of the Beasties’ scrum. He’s gone a long way to justifying his own decision to walk away from a career in athletics too, when he seemingly had the discus world at his feet. Gamble represented New Zealand at the Youth
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