2023 Shute Shield Season Preview: Western Sydney
Western Sydney were the success story of the 2022 Shute Shield season. While Sailosi Tagicakibau's side fell just short of a breakthrough finals berth, the Two Blues defeated both grand finalists during the regular season and jumped to 10th spot on the ladder.
The club's lower grade sides also took massive strides forward with both second and fourth grade playing deep into the finals.
While things have turned around at Merrylands, Tagicakibau has told his players that last year will mean little if they can't take further steps forward in 2023.
Overview with Sailosi Tagicakibau:
“Everything has gone really well over the summer and we’re really looking forward to getting back into the season. It’s a very long preseason and I think all the clubs are probably feeling that at the moment,” Tagicakibau said.
"We’ve been working hard on the field and in the gym and have had a big focus on our physical conditioning which will hopefully help us in what we think is going to be another really tight and tough season.