Shute Shield: Rebels to rely on big, mobile forwards to play expansive style in 2022

Southern Districts will look to use a big, mobile forward pack to play a more expansive, attacking style throughout their 2022 Shute Shield campaign.

On the back of two frustrating shortened seasons, Rebels’ coach Todd Louden appears confident that his young group is ready to consistently match it with the top teams in the competition.

“We’ve got an excited group of players who are extremely driven on the back of two frustrating years. We’ve kept the majority of our forward pack, bar one or two guys, and they’re desperate to get on the field,” Louden told Rugby News.

“This is the most driven I’ve seen a group in my time.”

The Rebels bid farewell to a handful of experienced senior players at the end of 2019 and have spent the past two Covid interrupted seasons blooding plenty of young blood.

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