2018 Shute Shield Season Preview: Penrith

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Penrith's future in the Shute Shield competition and the Sydney Rugby Union is expected to reevaluate their involvement based on playing numbers in the opening rounds. However inside the club, new coaches Chip Carroll and Peter Niumata are working hard to not just get teams on the field, but to produce competitive sides week in, week out this season. Overview with Chip Carroll: "Our preseason has been pretty good I think. We had a few internal trials then we played Woy Woy and Easts," Penrith coach Chip Carroll said. "Our numbers have been a little inconsistent at times but generally speaking, they haven't been too bad. We’ve probably averaged 70 players most nights at training, some weeks we’ve got a lot more, some times we have less and that’s a little frustrating but we’re working on it. We’re getting a lot of new faces at the club as well, we just need to get them all there at the same time. "Consistency is
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