Shute Shield U21s: Who are the best really young players in the competition

The Shute Shield is stacked with young players ready to take the next step in their rugby careers. After getting a good response to our Under 23s side last week, we thought we’d take a look at the really young players who have already made a mark in the Shute Shield first grade competition before their 22nd birthday. To be eligible, players must have been born in 2001 or later. We’ve also excluded players like Easts’ Jack Bowen and Manly’s Nic Benn who were selected in the U23s side last week.  Props - Tiaan Tauakipulu (Randwick) & Adrian Bell (Eastwood) Former New Zealand schools prop Tiaan Tauakipulu has spent the last two seasons at the Waratahs and while he hasn’t yet made a big impact at Super Rugby level, his age suggests he still has a huge amount of upside if he can continue to develop his set piece.  Eastwood’s Adrian Bell will play with the Australian U20s team in coming weeks and should push for game time in the Woodies front row towards the

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