Intrust Super Shute Shield Final Match-Ups: Carter v Simone

by Paul Cook - At 33-years-old and with 198 grade games for Sydney University, and 76 caps for the NSW Waratahs behind him, you could perhaps forgive Tom Carter for approaching his final game of rugby in a fairly laid-back manner. With eight Premierships to his name already, defeat to Northern Suburbs this afternoon wouldn’t exactly blemish his copybook in retirement. But that’s not the way a winner rolls. However, standing between him and a fairytale departure is a Norths side hungry for their first taste of the victors cherry in 41 years, and powered forward by one of the most exciting young centres in the country, recently named Shute Shield Rookie of the Year, Irae Simone. For a player making his first season return to union from a promising career in the NRL, the 21-year-old excitement machine has been nothing short of a revelation. The clash with Carter could be one for the ages. Rugby News got the views of both players and their respective head coaches ahead of what looms
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