Shute Shield: All the coaches give their take on all the games in Round Three


Northern Suburbs, Warringah, Southern Districts, Sydney Uni, Randwick and Eastwood emerged from Round Three of the Shute Shield as victors.

Norths beat Manly at Manly Oval for the first time in a number of years while further up Pittwater Rd, Warringah got off their duck with a throbbing win over Eastern Suburbs.

Sydney Uni travelled up the M1 and came away from their encounter in Newcastle with a victory on the back of a scintillating first 35 minutes.

Here's how all the games went down and what the coaches thought:


On an afternoon when there were storylines aplenty Northern Suburbs scored an attention getting 28-19 win over the Manly Marlins on Saturday.

This was the first major test for the Shoremen in the 2020 season after disposing of West Harbour and Penrith earlier in the year and they passed with flying colours scoring three tries and coming home on the boot of flyhalf Angus Sinclair, who kicked two penalty goals, two conversions and iced the game with a field goal.

But in the background there was the emotional jersey presentation before the game from the club’s former Wallaby Richard Tombs who stood up from his wheelchair to hand out the first grade squad’s jumpers and speak of what the club means to him.

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