Shute Shield: Stability set to help West Harbour side chasing finals spot in 2020

2019 was never going to be easy for West Harbour, who started last year’s Shute Shield season with almost an entirely new starting XV.  While they were able to win two of their first three matches, the Pirates added just one more win to their name in the regular season.  But things look very different in 2020, according to second year coach Mark Gudmunson, who couldn’t be happier with his summer at Concord.  “We’ve had a really positive start to the year, it’s a very different feeling compared to 2019. We lost a few guys to pro contracts, which is always a good thing, but we’ve retained the majority of the squad from last year,” the coach told Rugby News.  “Then we’ve gone out and tried to get some players back who had left the club in recent years and then recruited in a few specific positions. We aren’t just going after anyone and everyone anymore, we’ve been able to be a little more strategic this year.” The Pirates have lost gun flyhalf Ti
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