Shute Shield: Woodies’ Late Blitz Sees Off Impressive Parra

by Brendan Bradford - The score-line depicts a 30-point drubbing, but the side on the receiving end was probably better for two-thirds of the match. After starting well and scoring three tries to one to lead 15-13 at halftime, the wheels fell off for Parramatta in the last 20 minutes as Eastwood ran over top of them with a late five-try blitz to win 47-18 at Merrylands RSL Rugby Park. Both coaches agreed the scoreline did no justice to the style and approach the Two Blues took into the match. “In fairness to Parramatta, they were the better team for 60 minutes,” said Eastwood coach John Manenti. “They played the better footy, the more enterprising footy, which we’ve almost come to expect from them now. “With a bit of breeze favouring them and momentum going their way they were in the box seat, and we ha
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