Shute Shield: How the coaches saw the first week of games go down

By MARK CASHMAN

The Shute Shield got off to a flying start with Sydney Uni, Gordon, Randwick, Northern Suburbs, Manly and Southern Districts all recording victories.

Here's how all the games panned out!

WARRINGAH V SYDNEY UNI at Pittwater Rugby Park

Winning is a good habit to have and Sydney Uni started their 2020 Shute Shield campaign with just that after their 36-27 win over Warringah on Saturday.

While the execution and synergy may not have been there at times the Students showed that they know how to negotiate testing times.

Uni opened the scoring and at one stage were up 19-6 only for the Rats, in front of a handy Covid-19 affected crowd, hit back.

Tries to Charlie Tupo and Tom Halse got them back into the encounter and it looked likely to edge the home side’s way when Nic Champion de Crespigny was yellow carded just after the break.