Intrust Shute Shield: Graduating class of 2015

By Sam Ryan The Intrust Super Shute Shield has long been regarded as Australian rugby's top breeding ground and 2015 may just be one of the best examples of that yet. On the back of bumper Shute Shield seasons in 2015, we take a look at some of the club players that are ready to take the next step in their careers this season. 1) Michael Alaalatoa - West Harbour/Crusaders In his two years with the Waratahs, Alaalatoa made just one Super Rugby appearance, spending the majority of his time playing with West Harbour in the Shute Shield. The 24-year old joined ITM Cup side Manamatu at the end of 2015 and picked up a contract with the Crusaders after just 10 matches in New Zealand. 2) Dave Porecki - Manly/Saracens (UK) Consistent Manly hooker Dave Porecki received a call up to the Waratahs squad in 2015 following injuries up the order, before joining UK club Saracens in the lead up to last year’s World Cup. 3) Matt Sandell - Sydney Uni/Waratahs Sydney Uni prop and Mudgee junior M
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