Shute Shield: Randwick Upset Pirates To Seal A Home Semi-Final

by Brendan Bradford - Eighth-placed Randwick upset fifth-placed West Harbour 37-24 in an exciting match at Concord Oval in the first week of Shute Shield finals. Randwick will play Southern Districts next weekend in the semi-finals at Coogee Oval after the Rebels lost 33-27 to Eastwood at T.G. Millner Field. Going down 24-3 after half an hour, the Pirates fought back – as they always do – but the difference proved too much to overcome as a Pete Samu-inspired Randwick side held on for the win.   West Harbour were one of the most exciting sides to watch in 2013. Capable of the most scintillating tries from anywhere on the paddock, the Pirates had a fearsome front-row and hard working backrow to match and was rewarded with an admirable fifth place finish on the table. A poor first half and on-going defensive issues mean their sea
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