1975 Norths premiership side confident 41-year Shute Shield drought will end

It’s been 41 long years since Northern Suburbs last won a Shute Shield premiership, a long time between drinks. They came close in 1998, but fell short against Gordon in the decider. Peter Medway played No.8 for the Shoreman back in 1975 and says the majority of that premiership team will be at North Sydney Oval on Saturday to see if Norths can break their drought. “I still remember the day fairly well. We beat Parramatta 9-6 in the grand final, it was a real dour affair,” Medway told Rugby News. “They had a few internationals in their team and we had a few in ours. Ray Price was playing for Parramatta and that was his last game of club rugby before he went to league. “Our captain was Reg Smith who played alongside Garick Fay in the second row. They were both Wallabies, then we had Peter Carson and Andy Stewart who went on to play for Australia a few years after.” Medway said a crowd of close to 10,000 watched the decider at the old Sports Ground in Mo
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