Around the Grounds Round 6

1 month ago

A snapshot of all the round 6 action around the grounds.

Around the Grounds

In other games around the grounds, the top 6 is set for a shakeup when 6th placed Eastwood host 2nd placed Sydney University who will be disappointed to have dropped last week's game to Souths and in doing so relinquished the 'Sir Roden Cutler Shield'. TG Milner hasn't been a happy hunting ground for the students in recent years and the woodies will be looking to consolidate their spot in the 6 with Rats likely to come within striking distance should they not get the win.

2018 and 2019 runners up, Warringah haven't started the season they would have hoped yet they can get within a win of the top 6 should they get over Penrith and string back to back wins together. To do so they will also need to tackle the long trip to Nepean Oval with Penrith looking for their first scalp of the season.

In the other top 6 clash, last round winners Souths (4th) will host ladders leaders Randwick. Two opposing styles of rugby will be on display in the shire in a match that could go either way and shake up the top 6 nearing the halfway mark.

Like their Northern Beaches counterparts, Manly will desperately need to revive their season this week with a number of tough games and a bye remaining. They sit more than two wins from the top 6 and it could be curtains early if they can't get past the Pirates on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Pirates have shown some promise in the last fortnight (Randwick and Warringah), yet a full 80-minute performance will be required to notch their first victory this weekend.

In the battle of Hunter and Gordon, it will be 4 competition points and family bragging rights when the Coleman brothers Darren (Gordon) and Scott (Hunter) go head to head. Gordon who are in a rich vein of form should account for the home side but won't have it all their own way after the Wildfires put on a physical display last weekend, there will be some sore bodies traveling back after this one.

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