The race for the last two Shute Shield finals spots is wide open

With a month remaining in the 2019 regular season, more than half the competition genuinely believes that they can win the premiership at Bankwest Stadium on the last weekend in August.  The top four sides look to have secured their spot in the playoffs, with just two competition points currently separating Warringah, Eastwood, Norths and Sydney Uni.  Those four sides still have plenty to play for in the coming weeks, with home ground advantage and a potential double chance available to side’s finishing in the top two.  But below them, things get really exciting.  Gordon, Easts, Manly and now Southern Districts will all like their chances of nabbing fifth or sixth spot and extending their season into August.  Souths’ season looked all but over after they lost a tight match at home against Gordon, but bounced back on the weekend to beat Randwick with the help of Jed Holloway and recently re-signed Melbourne Rebel Matt Gibbon, who is fresh off a stint in Wallabies