Shute Shield: Round 5 Team News And Analysis

Norths and Randwick will meet for the first time since last year's grand final on what is expected to be a wet weekend of Shute Shield rugby.

Elsewhere, Easts coach Ben Batger faces his former club Eastwood for the first time, Manly host Gordon, Hunter take on Western Sydney Warringah travel to play Sydney Uni and West Harbour and Souths will battle for their first win of the season when they meet at Concord Oval. Check out all the team news and analysis ahead of round five this weekend.

Northern Suburbs v Randwick

Max Jorgensen is set to make his Shute Shield debut for Randwick in Saturday’s grand final rematch at North Sydney Oval.

Jorgensen will start at fullback for the Galloping Greens, with James Hendren shifting to the wing in place of returning Waratah Dylan Pietch.

In the forwards, Dec Leaney and former Junior Wallaby Val Yates will start in the front row after last week’s bruising local derby against Easts.

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