2019 Shute Shield Season Preview: West Harbour

After a brilliant start to 2018, the wheels came off at West Harbour mid way through the season, which saw the Pirates fall just short of an illusive finals berth.  The club then had some well publicised off field issues and lost their coach to Super Rugby.  But things have turned around according to new first grade coach Mark Gudmunson, a veteran player and coach at the club, and the new look Pirates seem confident that they’ll be competitive again in 2019.  Overview with Mark Gudmunson: “It’s been a long apprenticeship and a lot of work but I’ve absolutely loved my time at West Harbour and I’m really excited to get the change to coach first grade,” Gudmunson said.  “I’ve been at the club since I left school so I’ve spent a big chunk of my life here. I’ve forged lifelong friendships, I’ve been in wedding parties, been to family events, watched kids grow up and come into the program.  “The Alaalatoa boys and Jack Debreczeni used to be the
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