Shute Shield: The coaches have their say about all the action from Round Nine

By MARK CASHMAN

Round Nine of the Shute Shield competition has been run and won and the big winners were Northern Suburbs and Eastern Suburbs.

Gordon remained on top of the competition table, but Norths jumped from fourth to second with an emphatic 46-17 win over Randwick in the 7TWO TV match of the round on Saturday.

Easts’ win over Uni was significant in that it marked them as true contenders and also pushed them into the top six for the first time this season.

Eastwood kept their season ticking over with a 45-27 win over Manly while the Hunter Wildfires had a morale boosting victory over the Two Blues.

In the other game West Harbour were too strong in the middle stages of their game against Penrith at Nepean Rugby Park.

Here’s how all the games panned out.