Around The Traps Column: Are we all headed to Leichhardt for the grand finale of 2020?

BY MARK CASHMAN We’re into the seventh round of the Shute Shield competition and the phone has been ringing hot with all the news and views from the greatest club competition in Australia. Here’s what we are hearing:  It seems that Brookvale Oval has been ruled out as a venue for the Shute Shield grand final on Saturday October 31. The long awaited redevelopment of the oval is due to get underway sometime in October and the demolition and other grounds works would mean that a large slice of the ground would not be available. Leichhardt Oval is now the preferred venue with BankWest Stadium a bit too pricey and very few other grounds being used by the footy codes at that time the year avialble. SRU president Phil Parson is still keen to push for a night time kick off of around 7pm but as we reported a couple of weeks back there is some  resistance out there in club land. ******* Lots of stories out there about brave comebacks but none come much better than