SRU announce details and venues for 2017 Shute Shield finals series

The Sydney Rugby Union  has announced that North Sydney Oval will again host the Shute Shield Grand Final on Saturday August 26. Last year, after six years at Concord Oval, the decision was made by the Board of the SRU to move the final game of the season to North Sydney. The President of the SRU, David Begg says that the experience from last year was so outstanding the SRU wanted to not only replicate it, but improve on it. “It is such a great, atmospheric ground and it stood up so well last year. We want to get as big a crowd as we can, so we want to make sure that we can make it as convenient a location as possible,” said Begg “If you look at the teams who are in the running to make the grand final there is one ground that is pretty central to all of them, and that’s North Sydney Oval.” Begg says the big crowd last year was a consideration in choosing the ground. “A Manly and Warringah grand final is a possibility, it might even be possible the crowd fig
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