Shute Shield Round 12: Uni, Manly & Warringah flex muscle as competition tightens again

Photo: Karen Watson Sydney Uni, Manly and Warringah all claimed impressive wins over potential playoff rivals in round 12, while Souths and Randwick kept their slim finals hopes alive.  We checked in with the camps to get the latest following another tight weekend of Shute Shield rugby. Sydney Uni 24-11 Eastwood Sydney Uni scored three tries in the final 10 minutes to run over Eastwood in a fiery affair at TG Millner.  The Woodies led 11-7 late in the second half following a try to Afa Pakalani and two Tayler Adams penalty goals, but couldn’t match the defending premiers in the championship minutes.  Flyhalf Connor O’Shae scored first to put the Students in front, before Harry Potter and Banjo Travers crossed to seal the result.  “It was a typical Eastwood v University contest, a real arm wrestle for 80 minutes,” Uni coach Rob Taylor said.  “Fortunately, we were able to stay composed when Eastwood were piling on the pressure. “I’d like to s