Shute Shield: West Harbour get the better of arm wrestle against Hunter Wildfires

By MARK CASHMAN West Harbour travelled to Newcastle expecting an arm wrestle against the Hunter Wildfires and in their 41-26 victory on Saturday that’s exactly what they got. Wests coach Mark Gudmunson tipped his hat to the stickability of the hosts. “What a great facility they have up there,” Gudmunson said. “It was an interesting game where I thought that we were always in control, but we just could not get a really big gap like the previous week against the Two Blues. “That is a credit to Scott (Coleman) and the Wildfires players, they did not stop ‘till the final whistle.” In the end Wests scored six tries to four and in the formative stages of the game worked their way to a 15-0 before Wildfires centre Chase Hicks got the home side on the board with a five pointer. There were some major disruptions for the Wildfires before the game with their Tongan Test scrum half Mahe Fangupo having to head to Forbes for personal reasons. That saw Paul Dan s

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