The rise and rise of new Waratahs coach Simon Cron

By Sam Ryan At the start of every Shute Shield and NRC competition, Rugby News publishes a series of season preview articles, where a writer interviews each coach about the upcoming year. After hearing about each club’s gains and losses and the “best preseason ever,” the coach is asked about his hopes and expectations for the season. Newly appointed Waratahs assistant coach Simon Cron has answered that question on four separate occasions and his answer has been the same every time. “We’re going to win.” In 2015, Cron began his reign at North Sydney Oval, coaching a side that finished 11th a year prior, yet in his mind there was no doubt his team could win the competition. While the Shoreman fell just short of the finals that year, they certainly improved and a few months down the track, Cron was just as confident. “Why even ask the question,” he joked ahead of the 2016 season. Fortunately for Northern Suburbs, his mentality caught on and the Shor
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