Shute Shield: Easts reckon they got lucky against Uni but they’ll take it

By MARK CASHMAN

Eastern Suburbs coach Pauli Taumoepeau reckons his side got lucky in their 22-14 win over Sydney Uni on Saturday, but there’s no way that he’s going to hand back the spoils.

The Beasties scored three tries to two and have now forced their way into the Shute Shield top six for the first time in 2020 after a clunky start to the season and now look destined for a spot in the final six and the playoffs.

“I’ve got to admit that we got lucky in that game,” Taumoepeau said.