Shute Shield: Why each remaining team can and can’t win the 2022 premiership

After one of the tightest Shute Shield seasons on record, the 2022 finals are upon us and this year, we get an extra week of it.  Eight teams remain in the hunt for the Shute Shield premiership, with the top four sides playing this weekend to earn a week off and a spot in a grand final qualifier, while the bottom four sides will play to keep their seasons alive.  Ahead of the opening weekend of the playoffs, we’ve looked for a reason why each of the remaining eight sides can and can’t lift the Shute Shield at Leichhardt Oval on the first weekend in September.  Northern Suburbs (Manly @ North Sydney Oval) Why they can win it: Norths are the most complete side in the competition and deservedly claimed the minor premiership. They’ve lost just two of their past 13 matches and take a whole heap of momentum into the playoffs.  A solid tight five, tough backrowers, quality, experienced halves and bucketloads of strike power out wide. It’s hard to fault Zak Beer�
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