Shute Shield: Below Par Rebels Hold Out Improving Easts

by Paul Cook - Southern Districts have joined Manly and Northern Suburbs as the only sides left with a 100% record in the 2013 Shute Shield, after a hard fought 28-27 victory over Eastern Suburbs at Forshaw Park. In a see-sawing game where neither side dominated and attacking forays came in fits and starts, a yellow card in the closing stages of each half cost the visitors dear but it still took a penalty from Rohan Saifoloi five minutes from time to seal it for the Rebels. While disappointed with his side’s disjointed performance, Rebels’ coach Cam Blades took positives from the fact that they still came away with a win, when clearly not at their best. “We started pretty well, the defence was enthusiastic and then we just lost our way a touch. The attitude and the mentality are r
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