It’s official: 12 teams to contest 2022 Shute Shield competition

By MARK CASHMAN

The Sydney Rugby Union have confirmed that the 2022 Shute Shield competition will be contested by 12 clubs with Penrith not invited to participate in next year’s competition.

Penrith’s exclusion is one of a number of sweeping changes that SRU officials hope will set the competition up for another surge in growth over coming seasons.

The main points from the Participation Agreement process have been: