Shute Shield: Southern Districts Defeat Fast Finishing Shoremen

by Brendan Bradford – Southern Districts were back to their free-running, counter-attacking best with a 32-28 win over Northern Suburbs at a windy Forshaw Park on Saturday afternoon. Led by a 17-point haul from flyhalf Rohan Saifoloi, the Rebels jumped out of the gates with three quick tries and a penalty to lead the Shoremen 24-0 after half an hour, but were guilty of switching off in the final quarter, conceding three soft tries and gifting Norths two bonus points. “We back ourselves off turnovers and counterattack to strike hard and it came off for us today, where earlier in the season we weren’t capitalising on those opportunities,” said Southern Districts coach Cam Blades. “We defended for a long period of time and I thought we dominated the b
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