Shute Shield: Woods bring in the big boppers to knock Randwick off pedestal

By MARK CASHMAN

Eastwood have brought in the “big boppers” into their side in an attempt to halt the undefeated run of Randwick in the 7TWO TV match of the round on Saturday.

In what will be an absolutely mouth-watering contest, Woods head coach Ben Batger has named Sione Tau, Tom Murphy and big Patty Sio in his back row and the plan is obviously to run at and tire the Galloping Greens defence.

Randwick’s defence this year has evolved quite nicely and it was on show in the second half in the win over Southern Districts last weekend not leaking too much, staying connected and scrambling well when the occasion demanded.

Sio has been sidelined for a number of weeks while Tau in his time in the Eastwood side has shown all the experience that he has soaked up from his years in the Top 14 in France.