6 Shute Shield players heading to the US to play in the MLR in 2024

Whether it’s the appeal of living in America or the promise of non-existent F45 gyms, more and more young Australian players continue to sign in the Major League Rugby competition in the US.  The competition’s regular season runs from February to mid June, with a two week finals series played after a short break in mid to late July.  A number of US based players, like Randwick’s Christian Poidevin, returned to play in the Shute Shield in the lead up to and during the playoffs last year but that will likely only occur if a player’s MLR side doesn’t make the playoffs.  Here are six Shute Shield players who are heading to the so-called ‘land of opportunity’ in 2024.  Conor Winchester - Dallas Jackals Hunter Wildfires playmaker Conor Winchester has signed with the Dallas Jackals for next season. Winchester matured into one of the most consistent playmakers in the competition after returning to Newcastle several seasons ago.  Darcy Breen - San Diego Legi
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