Intrust Shute Shield: Northern Suburbs within reach of finals berth

Words: Sam Ryan; Photo: Karen Watson If Northern Suburbs were trying to fly under the radar in the run towards the Intrust Shute Shield finals, they didn't help their cause on Saturday afternoon, scoring 29 unanswered points in the first half of their round 15 clash against Eastern Suburbs. Although they let Easts back into the match after the break, the Shoreman were good enough to hold on for a 36-29 bonus point victory, their seventh win on the trot. Despite that, coach Simon Cron and his fourth placed side aren't getting too far ahead of themselves with three rounds remaining in the regular season. “The reality is that we still need to win every game (to make the finals) and it’s probably the same for almost everyone in that top eight,” Cron told Rugby News. “We’re just trying to play our game and win one match at a time and hopefully the rest of it will take care of itself.” Whilst Cron’s calculations are most likely correct, the reality has been far more impre
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