Mack Mason: The Cooper Cronk clone leading the Beasties Shute Shield revival

For a young guy, Mack Mason’s football resume is pretty impressive. After starring at schoolboy level for Churchie in Brisbane, the now 22-year old flyhalf was signed by the Melbourne Storm to train as Cooper Cronk’s understudy, before returning to rugby via the Reds and then the Waratahs. Mason made his Super Rugby debut for NSW last year but playing behind Wallabies No.10 Bernard Foley, has struggled for game time since. Instead, he’s played a crucial role in Eastern Suburb’s Shute Shield revival. Something, it seems we may hear a lot more about in the coming months. “Obviously Super Rugby is my goal and that’s where I want to be playing but when I am playing at Easts, I always want to perform and put my best foot forward and I feel I’ve done that this year so far,” Mason told Rugby News. After missing the finals again in 2017, Easts started the 2018 season with a new head coach for the third straight year. But this time, it appeared to work and the
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