Shute Shield: Everyone loves Cale at TG, Norths in amongst the tries against Penrith

By MARK CASHMAN

It’s been a number of years in the making but things are finally starting to come together for Eastwood lock and backrower Charlie Cale.

The 21-year-old made his Shute Shield debut for the Woodies on Saturday against the Western Sydney Two Blues after a couple of seasons marred by injury and he marked the occasion by being named players’ player.

Cale, at 196cm and well over 100kg, played lock and made a number of line breaks, scored a try, tackled with great venom and topped things off with a couple of line out steals.

“Yeah it was great to see him out there just playing some footy,” Eastwood coach Ben Batger said.