Key Match Up - Gordon (7th) v Manly (3rd)
Gordon have ridden the ladder like the ASX from 7th to 4th and back to 7th in the space of three weeks.
After 5 wins, Gordon were well beaten by Eastern Suburbs who enjoyed the spoils of a number of Waratah players returning to Woollahra.
Manly continued their slide with 4 losses from 5 rounds with Sydney Uni still to come. Their 9-point buffer reduced to 7, with Warringh playing Souths and Wests they may just need a few more than that.
Gordon by 6
Eastern Suburbs (9th) v Hunter (8th)
The winner here will play finals and the loser probably won't.
Easts have put together 3 wins & have been playing knock-out rugby for a month now, how long will their run continue? With the likes of Teddy Wilson, Jack Bowen & Will Harris to all feature more prominently it could certainly be a few more.
Hunter will rue their 1-point loss to Randwick as they cling to a maiden finals birth.
Easts by 16
Warringah (5th) v Souths (12th)
Warringah kept their destiny in their own hands with a 2-point win. With Souths and Wests to come 2 wins could put the top 4 back within their sights.
Souths remain on the hunt for a scalp to finish the season, with Rats then Randwick time is running out to get off the bottom of the table.
Rats by 12
Uni (2nd) v West Harbour (11th)
With 2 and a half wins from 3 games, the Pirates have shocked a few, however, I can't see another upset in this one.
Rarely do Uni suffer back-to-back losses and having lost to Eastwood last week, expect them to bounce back.
Uni by 21
Randwick (6th) v Eastwood (4th)
Two teams on the precipice of the unknown.
If ever there were a snakes and ladders moment, this would be it.
Win and likely claim a top 4 finals finish. Lose and possibly fall as low as 8th.
Edmed v Donaldson is a juicy storyline to watch unfold.
Eastwood by 10