Shute Shield Round 12: Top six teams face off against one another in potential playoff preview

The Shute Shield finals are still months away but we’ll get a decent taste of things to come this weekend.  In a brilliant round of rugby, first (Warringah) plays sixth (Easts), second (Eastwood) plays fourth (Uni), third (Norths) plays fifth (Manly), eight (Randwick) plays ninth (West Harbour) and 10th (Souths) plays 11th (Western Sydney). It doesn't get much better than that! Eastwood v Sydney Uni Eastwood spent some time away from the rugby field during their bye last week as they prepare for a seven match stretch ahead of the playoffs.  “It was good to have a bit of time away from footy and recharge, we had a few niggling injuries too so it was nice to have a bit of recovery time,” assistant coach Andrew Clyne said.  The Woodies host Uni on Saturday, who they beat 27-21 back in round four but will be without gun centre Pama Fou for the blockbuster clash.  Kiti Ratu returns to the starting side on the wing, with Barton Picone to play at 13 in Fou’s a