Shute Shield: Easts tune up for finals by putting 81 on rivals Randwick

By MARK CASHMAN

Eastern Suburbs tuned up for their Shute Shield finals campaign with a resounding 81-24 shellacking of Randwick in the Battle of the East on Saturday.

The Beasties scored 13 tries in an extremely complete display that has many saying that they are now the team to beat in the finals.

Skipper Jack Grant scored four tries in a fine all round display that said much about the robust carrying of their big back row and also the support game that they showed throughout the 80 minutes.

Hooker Moli Sooaemalelagi was another to stand out scoring three tries and organising his scrum well and being pretty much perfect at lineout time.