Shute Shield Round 5: Team News

Eastwood v Southern Districts

Former Southern Districts prop James Wayland is back in Australia after a stink in the UK and will start for Eastwood against his old club.

Elsewhere, Eric Tauiliili and Charles Granger have been added to the starting forward pack, while Michael Icely returns after making his Super Rugby debut on a tough night in Auckland last week.

For the Rebels, Junior Wallabies centre Jackson Ropata will miss the clash. Jayson Brewer has shifted Isaac Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens forward to play No.13, with young playmaker Cooper Hansen to start at fullback.

Eastwood (1-15)

Willie Leoso, Max Stewart, James Wayland, Eric Tauiliili, Charles Granger, Nick Russell, Ratu Tuisese, Michael Icely, Lachie Albert, Matt Minogue, Daniel Ala, Enoka Muliufi, Komiti Tuilagi, Sione Hopoate, Chris Bell.

Southern Districts (1-15)

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