The reigning champions of the Sydney Shield rugby league competition, East Campbelltown Eagles, have downed Hills District Bulls 34-16 in a round 11 clash at Crestwood Park, Baulkham Hills.
Prior to this match, played on Sunday, the Hills Bulls were in first place on the Sydney Shield ladder after 10 rounds of the competition.
But the Eagles once again showed they are a force to reckon with in this year’s premiership.
The premiers put on a solid display against the Bulls.
The Eagles ran in tries courtesy of Shane Lalogafau, Craig Moustakas, with a double to Mason Talolua.
Fullback Ben Baker increased his point scoring and try scoring lead in the competition with another handy 18 points for the day, coming from two tries and five from six goal attempts.
Coach Richard Barnes said of team after the match: “it was another outstanding effort.
“It was hard to pick a man of the match when we had 17 players that played fantastic,’’ Barnes said.
“Our defence has been solid and the guys are working hard for each other.”
Best for the Eagles where Ben Baker, Sean Connor with the Man of the Match award going to Mason Talolua.
The players’ player honour went to new recruit Cody Timoti.
In round 12, this Saturday, June 6, the Eagles take on Blacktown Workers.