Shute Shield: Plenty To Treasure But O’Connor Can’t Save Pirates

Rugby News exclusive by Paul Cook - It may have ended in defeat but James O'Connor's first foray into Sydney club rugby last Saturday provided plenty of moments to treasure, with two tries, an assist and plenty of hard yakka. West Harbour were outgunned 44-33 by Warringah in a points bonanza at Concord Oval but it was O'Connor that was the main attraction, the Wallaby utility back making good on his promise to turn out for the Pirates when the planets aligned. Despite the loss, the 23-year-old was all smiles afterwards as he looked back on an enjoyable clubland experience. "It was good fun and everything I expected,” he beamed. “It was good to get back to grassroots, good to meet all the boys and be a part of it and have fun playing rugby again. I thought we’d done enough to win i
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