1st Grade Team Announcement - Qualifying Final -

1st Grade Team Announcement – Qualifying Final

1st Grade Team Announcement

The caravan rolls on! With the regular season behind us, all that matters is winning this weekend!

Its Finals Time and the real competition starts again.

After a bizarre weekend of results in round 18 resulting in a real shake-up of the top 3. Northern Suburbs head north to Rat Park to tackle Warringah in the 3rd v 4th battle.

A qualifying final match up, not many people saw coming.

The Shoremen have got the better of the rats on both occasions throughout the season when they kicked off Round 1 running out winners 35 – 14, before backing that up in Round 14 at North Sydney Oval 25 – 10.

This weeks qualifying final adds to the rivalry storyline between these two clubs who after their last 7 encounters are separated by 8 points.

2017 Round 1, Rat Park: Warringah 26 – Norths 28
2017 Round 18, NSO: Norths 11 – Warringah 18
2017 Grand Final, NSO: Norths 25 – Warringah 30

2018 Round 1, NSO: Norths 27 – Warringah 18
2018 Semi-Final, NSO: Norths 22 – Warringah 25 

2019 Round 1, Rat Park: Warringah 14 – Norths 35 
2019 Round 14, NSO: Norths 25 – Warringah 10

This weeks Team Announcement is headlined by Captain, Hugh Sinclair playing his 100th Grade Game.

A reshuffled front row sees Andrew Tuala shift from Hooker to Loosehead, with Sam Kitchen recalled to the starting hooker position. On the other side of the scrum, Lawrance Hunting looks set to retake his position at tighthead subject to a fitness test on a calf injury which kept him sidelined in round 18.

The back five of the scum remains unchanged with Connor Vest and Nick Palmer partnering each other at lock and a super rugby back row of Wells, Miller and H.Sinclair.

Whilst there is no change to the backline.

OUT: Daniel Solofa (Neck), Max Maa’ (Bench), Jack Lindsay (Bench), Nathan Russell (Bench)
IN: Sam Kitchen, Lawrance Hunting, Sam Giltrap, Ricard Woolf

Qualifying Final v Warringah @ Rat Park. Saturday, August 10th  3:10 pm 

1st Grade 1st Grade Caps
1 Andrew Tuala 11
2 Sam Kitchen 67 (89)
3 Lawrance Hunting 82 (100)
4 Connor Vest 57 (82)
5 Nick Palmer 63 (76)
6 Michael Wells 38 (41)
7 Will Miller 91 (102)
8 Hugh Sinclair (c) 83 (99)
9 Michael Dowsett 19 (29)
10 Angus Sinclair 72
11 Lachie Creagh 73 (82)
12 Jack Lindsay 10 (11)
13 Cameron Clark 21
14 Nathan Russell 20 (30)
15 Harry Burey 58 (60)
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