Shute Shield: 2015 Season Review – Northern Suburbs

by Paul Cook - Continuing our build-up to the new Shute Shield season that kicks off on March 19th, here’s the next of our 2015 season reviews – Northern Suburbs. An 11th place finish in 2014 was a fairly rapid fall from grace for Norths following their semi-final appearance only two years earlier. Tasked with restoring the Shoremen to the upper reaches of the ladder while fostering strength across the club was fledgling head coach, Simon Cron. Having served his apprenticeship with Sevens and as part of a co-coaching ticket at Eastern Suburbs, it was the Kiwi’s chance to unleash his own brand of rugby know-how, and despite missing out on his stated aim of finals football in year one, the holistic advances made throughout the grades at North Sydney Oval were obvious and his award for Shute Shield Coach of the Year was a clear indication that his work had been noticed. But as Rugby News found out recently, as far as the aspirational Cron is concerned, it was still a year of un
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