Shute Shield: Round 9 Wrap Up

Souths and Eastwood both caused big upsets in round 9, which has further condensed the Shute Shield ladder heading into the mid season break. Catch up on all the action from the weekend. Southern Districts 23-10 Northern Suburbs Southern Districts produced a determined performance to hand Norths their first loss of the 2018 season at Forshaw on Saturday. The Rebels failed to make the most of a strong breeze in the first half and trailed at the break 10-8, before scoring two unanswered tries through Luke Smart and Marcus Carbone in the second half to set up a much needed 23-10 victory. While Norths were far from their best, the Southern Districts forwards outmuscled the Shoreman in the later stages of the match and showed grit that hasn't been seen at Forshaw since last season. The Rebels now sit just one win outside of the top six and are expected to welcome back Dewet Roos, Rohan Saifoloi, Apo Latunipulu and Jamie Verran from injury in the coming rounds. Norths re
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