Shute Shield: Round 1 Match Previews

After a long summer of sunburn and cricket, round one of the 2019 Shute Shield season is finally upon us and we begin with an absolute cracker.  Sydney Uni begin their title defence against Easts, Warringah host Norths and Randwick play Eastwood in three clashes that are tough to pick, while West Sydney and West Harbour will both unveil new look line ups when they face Manly and Souths respectively.  Manly v Western Sydney A new look Manly side featuring five debutants will kickstart their 2019 campaign at home against the rebranded Western Sydney Two Blues on Saturday.  After falling to eventual premiers Sydney Uni in last years preliminary final, the Marlins will start as favourites in round one, but will need to improve on their trial form according to coach Billy Melrose.  “The Two Blues have got some top class ball runners across the park and I think they must have had spiders on them when we played them in a trial two weeks ago,” Melrose said.  “Unles
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