Shute Shield: Eastwood and Uni make a play to be the big showdown game


A lot of the attention in recent seasons has been around the big northern beaches derby between Manly and Warringah but Eastwood coach Ben Batger believes that “the biggie” is elsewhere this weekend.

Batger says that the Eastwood v Sydney Uni clash on Saturday is THE biggest game of Shute Shield season.

“People talk about the big clash between Manly and Warringah but that’s a local derby,” Batger said.

“But Eastwood v Uni is the battle of the two heavyweights of the last 20 years who respect each other immensely but also hate losing to each other.”

And looking back through the honour roll it’s pretty tough to argue with him - barring Northern Suburbs in 2016 and Warringah in 2017 - it’s been a Woods and Uni show for the past couple of decades.


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