2020 SHUTE SHIELD SEASON PREVIEW: Southern Districts with Todd Louden

Southern Districts are hitting the reset button in an effort to stand taller in the 2020 incarnation of the Shute Shield.

The Rebels have been well clear of playing finals over the past couple of years and when they were a good four wins out of the playoffs last year decided to go about their in a completely different way.

They want to make best use of their large junior base and make the senior club something for all those bellowed to aspire to.

That said the pressure is still on to win this year and they will try to emulate the open and accurate style of the Exeter Chiefs in the UK.

Rugby News spoke to experienced head coach TODD LOUDEN earlier this week.


It’s a bit of a tough start for us taking on Eastwood who must be considered one of the Shute Shield favourites.

It’s at home at Forshaw which will be great but after that we have the bye and into a pretty solid set of games against the likes of Eastern Suburbs, Randwick and Warringah.