2019 Shute Shield Season Preview: Southern Districts

After dropping their first five games, Southern Districts never found their best in 2018 and finished two wins short of a spot in the playoffs.  Still searching for an illusive premiership, the Rebels have had a changing of the guard over summer with coach Matt Barr and a number of big names moving on. Former Edinburgh and Scotland A forward Don Mackinnon has taken charge at Forshaw and is looking to build a more resilient Rebels outfit capable of breaking their premiership drought.   Overview with Don Mackinnon: “It’s really exciting to be back coaching at the club. I spent some time here quite a few years ago then I’ve spent the last few years coaching colts and we’ve had 32 of those boys move up into grade this year so it’s an exciting time for the club,” Mackinnon said.  “Matt Barr and Jim Williams did a great job coaching Souths for a long period of time and we’ve been pretty successful during that period. Unfortunately we just were successful at
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