Shute Shield 2021: Off season of change for Wests as coach guru James puts hand up


West Harbour coach Mark Gudmunson had time to reflect on the year ahead for the Pirates at the Shute Shield’s annual coming together and early season muscle flexing at the Kiama Sevens last weekend.

“Six of my first graders from last year were there - two playing for the Two Blues, two for Norths and another two for Manly,” Gudmunson told Rugby News this week.

“They have all gone for what they see as better opportunities at other clubs so it’s been a bit of strange off-season.

“We obviously talked through the situation with each of these guys but at the end of the day we didn’t want people at the club with one foot in and another looking for the exit door.

“So as I talk to you I’m happy with the group that is coming together and preparing for the start of the Shute Shield.

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