Darren Coleman’s message to Shute Shield players: We are watching you

By Jon Geddes

WARATAHS head coach Darren Coleman has delivered a clear message to ambitious Shute Shield players: We are watching you.

With the Super Rugby season now finished, Coleman - along with assistant coaches Chris Whitaker, Pauli Taumoepeau and Jason Gilmore - are out and about attending club games each weekend, casting their eagle eyes over prospective talent. 

Even during the Super campaign workaholic Coleman made time in his busy schedule each week to  watch all Shute Shield games in some form on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

That connection is a refreshing initiative as there are first grade players who deserve to be assessed. And it gives recognition to the clubs which have often felt neglected by the upper echelons of the game.

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