Shute Shield: Top five recruits of 2017

We're now six weeks into the Shute Shield season and already a number of new recruits have made a big impact. While it's still early days, we've picked five of the best first year Shute Shield players so far this year: Kevin Fuavao - Manly Manly have been looking to replace Wallaby Reece Hodge since his departure to Melbourne and they looked across the ditch to do so this year. Auckland born centre Kevin Fuavao has slotted into the Marlins backline brilliantly and is forming a dangerous midfield combination with Denis Pili-Gaitau. On average, Manly are scoring more than 40 points a match so far this year and Fuavao is a big reason for that. His matchup against Con Foley this weekend could decide the game. Con Foley - Northern Suburbs While Con Foley isn’t a new name in rugby circles, the former Australian 7s star has been brilliant for the Shoreman this year and has added plenty of class and experience to an understrength Norths side. With a number of last year's premiership play
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