Shute Shield: Norths’ recruits stick around and are ready to reap rewards

By Mark Cashman Northern Suburbs have been blessed in recent years with a stable roster of talent but at the end of 2019 it was time to bolster some areas of need. The back end of last season didn’t look pretty and it culminated with Norths crashing out in the second week of the finals, not having won a game since their 25-10 win over Warringah in Round 14. The wash up was a decision to bolster the first grade side up front and recruit in some other positions with the club unlikely to see much of premiership skipper Will Miller (Brumbies) and Hugh Sinclair (Waratahs). That has seen four props - German Haeffeli (Argentina), Ryan Lomas (Ireland), Dweald Dekker (South Africa) and Isaac Cavu (WA) - join the club along with a talented hooker from New Zealand, Vyron Smith. They have been joined by another South African in Heinrich Brendal, a backrower with good ball carrying ability. The backs haven’t been neglected with Max Burey, the younger brother of centre Harry, j
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