Intrust Shute Shield Round 12: Match Previews

Southern Districts v Eastwood – Live on 7TWO Eastwood beat Southern Districts after the full time siren in one of the most bizarre matches of rugby you’ll ever see back in round 10, adding further spice to Saturday’s 2nd v 3rd clash. Whilst the Rebels fought back from a 29-point deficit to come within second of winning the match, Eastwood were the better side for the majority of the match. “It was a match we didn’t deserve to win, so it was probably a fitting result,” Souths coach Matt Barr told Rugby News. “Both sides have plenty of strike power out wide, so whoever can give their backs the most opportunity, will win the game. That all starts upfront though, so we need to win that battle,” he added. John Manenti said his side is focused on producing an 80-minute performance against the Rebels and wants to nullify the impact of 7’s stars Paul Asquith, Alex Gibbon and Afa Pakalani (bench). “You can’t let a team like Souths build that much momentum, they have t
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