Shute Shield: Southern Districts searching for consistency ahead of Eastwood clash

Photo: Malcolm Chuck Southern Districts will look to overcome a shaky start to the season when they take on Eastwood at TG Millner on Saturday afternoon. Last year’s preliminary finalists are sixth after seven rounds but have struggled with consistency in the early stages of the season. “I think that has largely been due to players playing out of their preferred position and constant changes in the side due to injury and unavailability,” Souths coach Matt Barr told Rugby News. “We’ve also made some adjustments to our structures and that takes time to perfect. We’re confident the side is taking shape and close to full strength and those areas we have been working hard on will come together in the next few weeks.” Souths were forced to start the season without an established No.9 this year after Dewet Roos was signed by the Brumbies just weeks before round one. Barr shifted flyhalf Rohan Sailoloi to the base of the scrum for the opening six rounds before giving new rec
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