Shute Shield: Hunter Wildfires get in some reinforcements for clash with Eastwood

By MARK CASHMAN

It seems that everyone is getting out of Melbourne and in a rugby sense the Hunter Wildfires are fast becoming a major beneficiary.

Former Melbourne Rising opensider Shawn Ingle will make his Shute Shield debut for the Hunter Wildfires against Eastwood on Saturday and will soon be joined by a few mates.

Ingle has been in Newcastle for two weeks after completing his quarantine and comes into the side for Piers Morrell, who picked up minor shoulder complaint against Randwick in Week One.

He moved to Melbourne from South Africa to attend University in 2017 and played for the Rising against Japan A last season.

"Shawn is a genuine openside breakaway and we don't really have another one," Coleman told the Newcastle Herald this week.