Shute Shield Mid Season Review: Eastern Suburbs, Southern Districts, Gordon

Believe it or not, we’re already at the halfway point of the 2019 Shute Shield regular season. After nine rounds, four competition separates the top four sides, while there’s just three competition points between fifth and ninth.  We checked in with all Shute Shield coaches to find out what they’ve thought of the season so far and what they’re expecting in the months ahead. Photo: Andrew Quinn Pauli Taumoepeau: Eastern Suburbs - 6th (21pts, 4 wins) How would you describe your start to the season? Are you where you thought you would be at this point of the year? “We’ve been hot and colt so far,” Taumoepeau told Rugby News. “We’re currently sitting at 4 wins and 4 losses so I guess we haven’t really been able to get into a groove but we’re comfortable with that.  “To be perfectly honest, I didn’t really think about where we’d be at this point. I just took it one week at a time but I knew it would take a little while to click with all
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