Shute Shield: Easts like look of their goal-line ‘D’, Students hit ground running v Wildfires

By MARK CASHMAN

It’s the little things, the detail, that matter in the world of a Shute Shield coach.

So it’s not surprising that Eastern Suburbs coach Pauli Taumoepeau spoke glowingly of his side’s goal line defence after their 17-14 win over Southern Districts at Woollahra Oval on Saturday.

The Beasties held out Souths a number of times throughout this game, the most crucial being in the final seconds of the match and before that a critical couple of minutes just before halftime.

Taumoepeau reckons that Easts sides of the past would have conceded a score handing the high ground to Souths at the break and then the game at the finish.