Clubs & Provincial
GEORGINA ROBINSON While the James O'Connor controversy roars afresh, consider another post-game furore from the weekend.
MATTHEW BURKE There is an interesting development happening in club-land and the powers that be are being very protective of their product. Rightly so, as they have invested time and money into their commodity and don't want to see it taken away from them.
RUPERT GUINNESS Benn Robinson has a score to settle - and it's not with Australian coach Ewen McKenzie for deciding not to select him for the Wallabies squad.
RUPERT GUINNESS The Shute Shield grand final between Sydney University and Eastwood has the potential to boil over well after full-time at Concord Oval on Saturday, and into a family feud.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Sydney clubs will have their funding cut if they pay players because the Australian Rugby Union plans to return club rugby to its amateur days.
ALEX ROWE Sydney University dished out a lesson in their 47-19 preliminary final rout of Southern Districts on Saturday.
DAVID SYGALL Southern Districts advanced to the preliminary final of the Shute Shield and ended Randwick's campaign with a strong win at Coogee Oval on Saturday.
DAVID SYGALL Randwick held off a strong comeback by West Harbour to stay alive in the Shute Shield, winning their qualifying final at Concord Oval on Saturday.
DAVID SYGALL Manly produced a polished five-tries-to-two performance to beat Southern Districts 31-21 in the final round of the Shute Shield on Saturday - and their reward will be a meeting with Sydney University in the finals next week.
Alex Rowe Unwanted Wallabies forward Benn Robinson made a surprise return to the Shute Shield for club side Eastwood, helping his Woodies to a hard-fought win over Easts at Woollahra Oval on Saturday.
DAVID SYGALL Eastern Suburbs came back from a 12-point second-half deficit to score a stirring 33-26 win over West Harbour at Woollahra Oval on Saturday.