‘Impartial’ Papworth predicts more of the same

by Geoff Smith - A new Shute Shield season brings with it many changes, but perhaps the most notable this year will be a new voice in the commentary box. After 19 seasons calling the game for the ABC, Brett Papworth will take a back seat in 2015. “It would have been nice to keep going, get the 20 up,” Papworth told Rugby News. 7TWO will broadcast all Shute Shield matches live in 2015, allowing the Eastwood President to take his place alongside the ‘Woodies’ faithful every Saturday afternoon. “I’m just looking forward to being able to sit there and watch it without having to be impartial. I can just watch it like a fan, yell at the referee! I’m looking forward to it, it’ll be a nice change.” Papworth expects the reigning Premiers to be a little rusty early in 2015 after a disrupted pre-
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