Shute Shield: Top 7 recruits so far in 2022

We’re a third of the way through the 2022 Shute Shield regular season and for the first time in a very long time, every side has won at least two matches in the opening six rounds.

The likes of Manly, Hunter and Western Sydney have been the big improvers so far and a handful of key recruits have been a big reason why.

We’ve selected the seven best new signings from the opening six rounds.

7) Connor Winchester - Hunter

The former Norths utility back looks like a new player since returning to Newcastle and taking on the Wildfires No.10 jersey.