Intrust Shute Shield Rd7: Match Previews

Gordon v Southern Districts – Live on 7TWO Gordon has played arguably its two best matches of the year over the past fortnight, but has been beaten on both occasions. After leading 19-0 late in the first half, the Highlanders leaked 29 unanswered points against Warringah before scoring late to claim a much needed bonus point. Geoff Townsend was disappointed by the losses and expects a tight battle up front against Southern Districts. “It’s not an area that we shy away from. We are not going to be pushed around by anyone so if they want to have a crack, we’ll have a crack as well,” the former Port Hacking player said. Rebels coach Matt Barr thinks discipline has cost his side in losses to Sydney Uni and Manly in the past two weeks. Souths will again be without captain Jed Holloway and will need to improve to beat a side that had its measure last season. “We are very wary of Gordon, we had two tight losses against them last year. I think they’ve been unlucky in a couple of
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