Around The Traps Column: Two camps as SRU pushes forward with night grand final plan

By MARK CASHMAN

We’re into the fifth 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:

Interesting reactions in the wake of our story earlier this week about plans afoot by the Sydney Rugby Union to stage the Shute Shield grand final at night at Brookvale Oval.

There are two camps in this one - those that absolutely love it and those that absolutely hate it.

SRU chairman PHIL PARSONS is bullish about doing something completely different in this unusual season and it’s hard to argue with that.

I’m not against having a crack at playing it at night but I must say I long for a Saturday afternoon grand final at North Sydney Oval catching up with friends and foes alike!