Shute Shield: Round 11 Team News and Analysis

Norths and Gordon will meet at North Sydney Oval in the first of two North Shore local derbies scheduled at the backend of the Shute Shield regular season.

Elsewhere, Hunter, Southern Districts and West Harbour will look to upset sides above them on the ladder to boost their playoff hopes.

Northern Suburbs v Gordon

Norths coach Zak Beer has name an unchanged team to face Gordon in Saturday’s local derby at North Sydney Oval.

Gordon welcome back Joey Walton from the Waratahs for the first time this season, while Pres Tufuga and Ben Pollack return at No.8 and flyhalf respectively, with Will Kaye also set to start at fullback.

Northern Suburbs (1-15)

George Thornton, James Margan, Brady Dawson, Saxon Gillies, Tom Smith, Ed Timpson, Charlie Jeavons-Fellows, Luke Gersekowski, Roan Frostwick, Jude Gibbs, Carrick McDonough, Harry Burey, Henry O’Donnell, Luke Ryan, Matt Ryan.

Gordon (1-15)

Liam Usher, Jay Fonokalafi, Tristan Fuli, Jack Margin, John Akau’ola-Laula, Cameron Wood, Milan Basson, Presley Tufuga, Harry Emery, Ben Pollack, Brandon Quinn, Joey Walton, James Armstrong, Oliver Arcus, Will Kaye.

Manly v Hunter

Manly coach Chris DeLooze has added some extra class to his side for the run towards the finals.

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