2023 Shute Shield: Top 10 off-season recruits

The global reputation of the Shute Shield has grown tremendously in recent years, highlighted by the calibre of talent joining the competition in 2023.

While most coaches like to keep their cards pretty close to their chests at this time of year, particularly when it comes to new recruits, here are 10 names to keep an eye on in the opening weeks of the season.

Harvey Elms - Warringah

Great Britain’s decision to combine the English, Scottish and Welsh Rugby Sevens programs into one in the lead up to next year’s Paris Olympics has forced a number of World Series players to look for other opportunities around the world.

An outside back, Elms, has spent the past five years representing Scotland on the Sevens world circuit and now finds himself on the Northern Beaches, trying to work out what on earth a ‘Hillbillie’ is.

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