Shute Shield Round 5 Match Previews: A round to split the contenders and pretenders

A month into the Shute Shield season, there's not a whole lot separating the majority of sides and it's still too tough to gauge who the contenders and pretenders are. Round five will hopefully help with that, with five matches that should give fans some clarity around their side's chances. We spoke to all the teams to get the inside word ahead of their matches on Saturday. Photo: Adam MacDonald Eastern Suburbs v West Harbour Easts were considered premiership favourites by some after their impressive first round win over Sydney Uni, but have lost three on the trot since then.  On Anzac Day, they were a long way from their best for a third straight week and were beaten by a desperate Randwick side 25-13.  “We were our own worst enemies early in that game and we didn’t convert any pressure into territory or points,” Easts coach Pauli Taumoepeau said.  “By the second half Randwick had all the momentum and we weren’t able to find a way back.” Despi
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