Shute Shield: Woods Down Wicks at Windy Coogee

by Brendan Bradford – Eastwood maintained their third spot on the ladder with a 30-12 win over Randwick in tough conditions at Coogee Oval on Saturday afternoon. Gale-force winds blustered throughout the match and dictated the style of play on show for the hardy club rugby faithful as Eastwood scored three tries to two and had a better day with the kicking tee in an 18-point win. Eastwood coach John Manenti had been hoping to use the match as an opportunity to narrow the gap on second placed Warringah, but the Rats managed a bonus-point win at Nepean to hold onto their top-two position by a point. “A 30-12 win at Coogee is a good win, especially with the second half, it looked like Armageddon so it was a funny old game,” said Manenti. “It doesn’t help us on the table with Warringah getting a bonus point and Uni getting one in their win, so it’s
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