Gordon Rugby & Michael Cheika Help Tahs Reconnect With the Grassroots Game

by Paul Cook - “Growing up, the Waratahs were always our state representative team and we were proud to support them that way. We want to return to that relationship and the Shute Shield, with community rugby, is important to us…I think that’s part of the responsibility we have to get people involved and filter our belief on the game right the way down.” That quote from new NSW Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika will be music to the ears of club rugby players, coaches and supporters alike, a percentage of whom have felt slightly disenfranchised from their state team in recent years. Cheika was addressing a gathering of club, suburban and jun
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