Shute Shield Round Two: Match Previews

Gordon v Eastern Suburbs After taking plenty of momentum from a strong off season into round one, Gordon failed to fire against Randwick on Saturday and were beaten comprehensively. “It was a bad day at the office for us, we just didn't stick to our game plan,” Highlanders coach Mark Philp said. “Our firsts and seconds train and play the same style of rugby. Seconds executed and had a strong win, firsts didn't and we saw the result.” Philp has made three changes to his side for Saturday’s clash against Easts, with Andrew Seton replacing Andrew Chapman at lock and Kim Bateman and Sy Tevita slotting into the Gordon backline. Eastern Suburbs returned to Woollahra over for the first time in 18 months last weekend and held on to claim a 15-12 win over West Harbour in Pauli Taumoepeau’s first match as head coach. “We defended really well last week. We knew West Harbour had big ball carriers and that they'd use that to get their momentum going. If we allowed th
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