Shute Shield: Gordon to undergo mini off-season, then pre-season before rugby’s potential return

While they might not get a chance to squeeze in a Mad Monday or an end of season trip, players at Sydney Shute Shield club Gordon will be given a short off-season to freshen their minds and bodies in the coming weeks.  Club coach Darren Coleman said it was vital he gave his players, who have been training since November, a physical and mental break before a shortened 2020 season begins.  “We’ve kept them moving over the past few months but with the season pushing back in the year, I think they need a bit of a break,” he said.  “We’ll give them some time off where they won’t need to report in, then we’ll reboot with a good individual physical prep program before the four weeks of on field training.” As Australia’s Covid-19 situation continues to improve, the Sydney Rugby Union has started to plan a 12-round regular season that could start as early as July 25.  While this is still considered a best case scenario by many, optimism is high that a Shute
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