Shute Shield: 2015 Season Review – Eastwood

by Paul Cook - There’s just two weeks to go until the 2016 Shute Shield season gets underway and while the teams go through their final preparations for the big kick-off, Rugby News has been taking a look back at the trials and tribulations of all 12 combatants in 2015. Last but by no means least, it’s the reigning Premiers – Eastwood. While Sydney University can rightfully claim to have ruled the roost on the Sydney club rugby scene for a decade with eight Shute Shield titles in nine years between 2005-2013, their only loss in that time – in 2011 to Eastwood - instigated the start of a new era of domination by the Woodies. Two further grand final appearances brought another Premiership to TG Millner Field in 2014, so 2015 was a chance for the club to go back-to-back and complete a hat-trick of titles under the guidance of head coach John Manenti. With little player movement in the off-season, they looked well-placed to do just that, and a run of eight straight wins from the
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