The Shoremen Report // Round 15

24 days ago

In arguably this biggest upset round of the competition where only one top 5 team came out on top.

North's run of 3 straight victories was put to an end, while Eastwood found themselves 28 nil down before half-time.

With just 4 matches remaining before the playoffs, this round 15 fixture is the perfect preview with 3rd playing 4th as teams jostle for a top 4 finish.

Originally set for TG Millner Oval, this swap of home games, a product of the two clubs' venture to Cowra back in Round 4 which saw Eastwood snatch victory in the 80th Minute

Eastwood has seen the injection of a number of new faces to the team off the back of Super Rugby including George Worth & Lachie Albert, while lock Cameron Boon has joined all the way from the English Premiership Club Saracens.

North's 5 losses this season now total a combined 12 points & it's these close games coach Beer will desperately want to close out in preparation for a run deep into the finals.

Having made his return from the reserves bench, Reece Mau'u returns to the left wing. However James Turner is a late out having suffered a wrist injury throughout the week.

Meanwhile, Brodie Leber too made his return from a rib injury via the reserves bench and forced a reshuffle to the back row which sees Brad Hemopo shift to lock with Dave Henaway who celebrates 50 Grade Games and will start from the reserves bench.

Charlie Jeavons-Fellows looks set to make his return from a layoff with a concussion and he too will see some time from the reserves.

IN: Reece Mau'u, Brodie Leber
OUT: James Turner (Wrist) Dave Henaway (Reserves)

Angus Sinclair - Ankle (Round 17, TBC)
Charlie Jeavons-Fellows - Concussion (Returning Round 15)

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