Shute Shield Coaching Ranks: Five new faces to take charge around the competition

After the tightest Shute Shield season in history, just seven first grade coaches remain in charge at their club ahead of the 2023 season.  Five new faces will take the reins at Manly, Randwick, Southern Districts, Sydney Uni and West Harbour while a number or returning coaches head into 2023 with a point to prove.  Eastern Suburbs Former Crusaders Academy coach Simon Kneebone will return to Woollahra for his second crack at the Shute Shield after leading the Beasties to the finals in his first year in charge.  Love club rugby? You’ll love the 100 Years of Rugby News coffee table book. Click here to purchase your copy online today in time for Christmas.  While some would say Easts underperformed in 2022, considering their talented roster, the club did win five lower grade and colts premierships.  Eastwood Eastwood legend Ben Batger tasted plenty of premiership success in a Woodies jersey as a player, but he’s fallen agonisingly close on a number of occasio
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