Shute Shield: Round 12 Team News & Analysis

Eastern Suburbs v Randwick

Ben Batger has made a number of changes to his side to play Randwick in the local derby at Woollahra on Saturday.

New Irish recruit Alex McHenry will make his Shute Shield debut, but Beasties’ guns Teddy Wilson and Fergus Lee-Warner both haven’t been maned.

Jamie Adamson will start at lock, Jack Grant will start at No.9 and Blake Rixon will start on the wing with Cooper Whiteside dropping back to fullback.

Randwick coach Steve Hoiles has also name changes. Max Moore replaces Matt Stead at No.7, while Zac Carr will play on the wing with Nick Chan set to start at inside centre for the first time this season.

Eastern Suburbs (1-15)

Lewis Ponini, Moli Sooaemalelagi, Vunipola Fifita, Josh Bokser, George Gibson, Jamie Adamson, Archie Gavin, Will Harris, Jack Grant, Jack Bowen, Calum Randle, Fabian Goodall, Alex McHenry, Blake Rixon, Cooper Whiteside.

Randwick (1-15)

Olly Adkins, Ben Sugars, Hunter Stewart, Mick Melia, Jamie Rickward, Joel Ellis, Max Moore, Ben Houston, Tim Sippel, Andrew Deegan, Zac Carr, Nick Chan, Jayden Blake, Christian Yassmin, James Hendren.

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