The Shoremen Report // Round 4

25 days ago

As we embark on the pilgrimage to the Central West, home of the Cowra Eagles for Round 4 of the competition.

A quick trip down memory lane to 30th June 2018 where Eastwood snatched a late victory 29 - 22, featuring just 4 of this week's 1st Grade starting lineup and no surprise, they feature in the spine of the team (Nick Duffy, Angus Sinclair, Harry Burey & Nathan Russell), while Sam Kitchen and Garry Bautz who also featured will line up in 2nd Grade.

4 Years on and Norths return to Cowra off the back of 3 bonus point wins and sole ladder leaders, as the hunter becomes the hunted. Meanwhile, after bouncing back from a round 1 loss Eastwood have collected 2 wins to sit mid-table.

The two proud clubs have shared a great rivalry over the past 5 seasons, with Norths claiming 7 wins from the last 10 encounters.

Having missed last week's match due to covid protocols, Norths Fijian Thor Apolosi Ranawai will return to the front row and having bagged a try in rounds 1 and 2, will be looking to continue his strong start to the year.

Covid protocols also claimed Seb Cameron last week, who will return to the right-wing and last week's debutant Luke Ryan will shift back to 2nd Grade.

A reminder, for those who can't make it out to Cowra, can tune into Stan Sport Rugby

IN: Apolosi Ranawai, Seb Cameron
OUT: Luke Ryan (2nd Grade), Jacob Barrett (2nd Grade)

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