Shute Shield: Round 8 Team News & Analysis

Norths host Warringah and Manly take on Randwick in two bumper Shute Shield clashes that should teach us more about four genuine title contenders this weekend.

Elsewhere, Easts travel to Newcastle to face a desperate Hunter outfit, the Two Blues host Eastwood, West Harbour face Uni and Gordon play Souths. Check out all the team news and analysis below.

Northern Suburbs v Warringah

Norths will be looking to avoid a third straight loss when they host competition leaders Warringah on Saturday afternoon.

Backrower Boston Kerapa will miss the clash, with Charlie Jeavons-Fellows set to start in his place.

The in-form Rats have received a boost with Ben Marr named on the bench after missing last week’s win in Newcastle. Pat La Torraca will start at prop in the only other change.

Northern Suburbs (1-15)

Brady Dawson, James Margan, Michael Scott, Saxon Gillies, Tom Smith, Ed Timpson, Charlie Jeavons-Fellows, Luke Gersekowski, Roan Frostwick, Jude Gibbs, Carrick McDonough, Harry Burey, Luke Ryan, Seb Cameron, Matt Ryan.

Warringah (1-15)

Tonga Tangitau, Wes Thomas, Pat La Torraca, Sam Thomson, Rory Suttor, Charlie McKill, Zac Barnabas, Chlayton Frans, Ben Fuhiniu, Coby Miln, Esera Chee Kam, Tyson Davis, Conor Hickey, Archie Saunders, Harvey Elms.

Manly v Randwick

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