Shute Shield Report Card: How each club is faring after 5 rounds

After five rounds of the 2022 Shute Shield season, it'd be hard to find anyone that could have predicted a number of the results we've seen so far this year. Manly, Western Sydney and Hunter have all improved dramatically, with Easts, Souths and Randwick are yet to find their best. We've graded each side's performance from the opening five rounds. Eastern Suburbs: C The Beasties haven’t quite lived up to their preseason hype under new coach Simon Kneebone. They looked to have turned a corner after beating Randwick in a tight local derby, but didn’t show up against Souths a week later.  For a new side, with a new coach, playing a new style, there’s still a long way to go. But if they can find their best at some point this year, Easts are going to be hard to beat.  Eastwood: A+ The competition leaders have been brilliant in four straight wins, following a disappointing performance in the opening round. From 1-15, the Woodies are a very good football side that