2019 Shute Shield Season Preview: Northern Suburbs

Northern Suburbs fell agonisingly short of playing in their third straight Shute Shield grand final last year and have handed the reigns to 30-year old rookie coach Nick Hensley ahead of the 2019 season.  The Shoreman are another side who will likely benefit from Super Rugby’s earlier finish this year and will be tough to beat if they find themselves anywhere near the top of the ladder around mid season.  Overview with Nick Hensley:  “I’m really looking forward to coaching Norths in 2019. The players have welcomed me back to the club, having coached a season here before, so there’s been some familiar faces but it’s also been nice to meet a lot of new guys that have joined the club since 2016,” Hensley said. “You can certainly see why the club has had plenty of success in recent years. They are very self motivated and driven and their attention to detail is great.  “I think they went pretty well last year. They were one play away from a grand final and
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