2018 Shute Shield Season Review: Northern Suburbs

Northern Suburbs 2018 head coach Shannon Fraser knew that he had a pretty good foundation to work off when he came to North Sydney Oval. After all a Shute Shield title in 2016 and a grand final appearance in 2017 meant that there was a lOT to like about the habits and the skills of the Norths playing group. Fraser acknowledged right from the get go that he wasn’t going to tinker too much with the “Norths’ way” as he went about making something that was pretty good better. Norths finished the year in second spot on the ladder and got within three points of playing in their third straight Shute Shield grand final. Here’s what 2018 head coach Fraser had to say: With hindsight, how do you look back on the season? I look back on the year fondly. I thought we played some really strong rugby throughout the season and positively evolved from the previous years. The reality however, is we fell short of our goal, which was to summit 'Our Everest' and win the Shute Shiel
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