Shute Shield: 2015 Season Review – Southern Districts

by Paul Cook - And then there were four. With the 2016 Shute Shield season building up to kick-off in just three weeks time on Saturday March 19th, Rugby News has been taking a look back at how each team fared in 2015, and we’ve reached last year’s semi-finalists. First up – Southern Districts. Having guided the Rebels to a losing Grand Final in his first season at the helm in 2014, head coach Matt Barr’s obvious target for the following year was to go one better and lead the boys from the Shire to their maiden Shute Shield Premiership. But despite improving their win/loss ratio to finish 3rd on the ladder, and seeing off Sydney University in the finals for the second year in a row with a kick after the bell, their year came to a frustrating end one week too soon at the hands of their 2014 conquerors, Eastwood. No matter, with two Grand Finals and three other semi-final appearances in the last six years, Souths have stamped themselves firmly as a major title challenger. And
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