2023 Shute Shield Season Review: Randwick

One of Randwick rugby’s favourite sons returns from overseas to coach a first grade side that hadn’t tasted Shute Shield success since that new coach was playing back in 2004.  How else did we think it was going to end?  Stephen Hoiles and a few handy recruits gave Randwick the killer edge they’d been missing over recent years and things just clicked.  The Galloping Greens not only beat Norths to win the first grade title, but also took home silverware in third and fourth grade on a Saturday at Leichhardt Oval that will be spoken about at Coogee for a very long time.  Overview with Steve Hoiles:  “You always plan and you always hope that you’re going to win the competition at the start of every season,” Hoiles told Rugby News.  “I certainly had positive thoughts and expectations for this group, but I didn’t expect things to go as well as they did for the club right across the grades this year.  “I knew we’d be a chance in first grade but

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