Jake Douglas reflects on 150 Shute Shield games with Southern Districts

By MARK CASHMAN

It says something about Southern Districts lock forward Jake Douglas that our conversation about his 150th game milestone last weekend against Eastern Suburbs steered to numerous subjects, none of them about the man of the moment.

There was the joy of seeing another Yamba boy Jed Holloway fulfil his undoubted potential at the Waratahs this year, the big things that he sees brewing at Forshaw Rugby Park, his time as club captain and the concern for those on the far north coast in the wake of the floods.

“Jed’s six months younger than me and his athletic talent has always been undeniable,” Douglas told Rugby News.

“You’ve just got to look at him, he’s six foot five and just an absolute Rugby beast. He can beat anyone in a straight line sprint but he’s come back from Japan grounded and is now taking all that athletic potential and putting it into his Rugby.