Shute Shield: Red Hot Parra Leave Rats Bewildered

by Paul Cook - Parramatta have lifted themselves back into the Shute Shield finals spots with a thrilling 51-21 victory over Warringah. After two successive losses, both sides were looking to kickstart their season but it was the Two Blues who held a narrow 15-7 lead at the break, having finally clicked into gear after an opening half hour where the visitors held sway without dominating on the scoreboard. Parra went up another level in the second half and eventually finished with eight tries as the Rats struggled to contain their pace, movement and execution. A brace each for big no.8 William Tuitupou and the exciting Dan Rawaqa was complemented by four further tries from the home side’s talented backline but while their performance was one to treasure, it’s back to the drawing board for the Rats. A promising start to the sea
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