Shute Shield Merry Go Round: Who’s coaching who in 2024? 

Just six head coaches from 2023 will return to coach the same Shute Shield side next season, with six new or returning coaches taking the reins at the remaining clubs.  Here’s a little on the 12 men who will lead each club in 2024.  Eastern Suburbs: Ben Batger After spending the best part of two decades playing, then coaching at Eastwood, Ben Batger heads east to take over from Simon Kneebone at Woollahra Oval.  Batger took the Woodies to a grand final and two preliminary finals in recent years and could make an immediate impact at a club that hasn’t lived up to expectations in the top grade for a number of years.  Eastwood: Dave Telfer After reinvigorating Eastwood’s colts program in recent years, well respected under-age coach Dave Telfer takes over the first grade job from Batger.  Telfer can clearly coach and he knows how to build and run a successful rugby program.  Despite that, naysayers could argue that the transition from coaching teenagers
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