Newcastle Hunter were given a last minute call up to a shortened Shute Shield season in 2020 and certainly weren’t disgraced despite an extremely limited preparation.
As part on an agreement with the local Newcastle clubs, the Wildfires were required to recruit extensively from outside of their region and as a result they’ve assembled one of the more impressive playing groups ahead of the 2021 season.
Overview with Scott Coleman:
“We’re really excited about the season ahead. We’ve got a lot of new faces at the club and now the challenge is to turn those new faces into a good footy team,” Coleman told Rugby News.
“Last year was very rushed and everything happened at the last minute. It was a good eye opener to see where we need to get to to be competitive and I think all of our boys really enjoyed the step up in quality, that’s for sure.
“It was a four week period that we had to try and get things together last year and we’re probably in a simi