SRU confirms 2020 Shute Shield season to begin with grand final replay between Uni & Rats

By Mark Cashman The 2020 Shute Shield competition is scheduled to kick off on Saturday July 25 with the blockbuster grand final replay between Sydney Uni and Warringah at Rat Park the shining light of the first round of games. The full season draw is expected to be released some time next week but it is hard to see the Covid-19 affected competition starting any earlier than July 25 when you factor in the need to have a good two weeks of scrums and contact work along with one trial. Uni came from behind to overwhelm the Rats 21-16 at Bankwest Stadium so the scene is set for the classic revenge encounter. “At the moment we don’t have an official start date but the July 25 seems to be the most logical weekend to get things underway,” Sydney Rugby Union president Phil Parson reported. “There is some talk that we may be able to get full contact training underway before July 1 but with that we are in the hands of NSW Health. “It’s been quite a journey for us all
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