Shute Shield Round 1 Match Previews

Eastwood V Randwick  Eastwood will attempt to defend their Premiership without front rowers Guy Miller and Jed Gillespie, who’ve left for the Force and Rebels respectively. Despite the notable departures, coach John Manenti opted against heavy recruitment, instead putting faith in the clubs lower grades to fill the void. “We’ve backed those guys to come through, so we really haven’t gone out and chased players. We’re sort of hoping our own blokes can do the job for us”. Manenti admitted he wasn’t sure what to expect from Randwick, who many suggest could be the surprise package of 2015. The Galloping Greens will look to play enterprising rugby according to new coach Shannon Fraser, but they’ll have to do so without flyer Andrew Kellaway this weekend, who is away on NSW U20 duties. Watch out for Latu Latunipulu in the centres, younger brother of Souths pair Apo and Sam. “He’s as good as any 18-year-old centre I’ve seen,” Fraser told Rugby News. Parramatta
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