Shute Shield teams for Round One: Grant back at Beasties, new halves for Highlanders

By MARK CASHMAN

Rookie Waratahs scrum half Jack Grant has been named in the No.9 jersey for Eastern Suburbs for the Round One Charter Hall Shute Shield clash against Southern Districts at Woolahara Oval on Saturday.

Grant, last year’s skipper at the Beasties, picked up a full-time contract at Daceyville in the off-season and made a great fist of his chance when Jake Gordon was struck down by a high ankle sprain in the first week of Super Rugby AU.

But all the time he has been a constant at Woollahra away from his time with the Tahs, helping out where he can and doing extras with a group of emerging scum halves.

He will team with one of the club’s major off-season acquisitions in Rohan Saifoloi, who should fit nicely into the No.10 jersey.