Ultimate guide to the 2018 Shute Shield season

Just over seven month since Sam Ward and Warringah claimed the 2017 Shute Shield premiership in emphatic style at North Sydney Oval, the 2018 season will kick off this weekend. Rugby News spoke to all 12 coaches to find out how they've spent the summer months and what we can expect from their side this season. Eastern Suburbs - 2017 result: 9th  After missing the finals again in 2017, Eastern Suburbs have appointed their third coach in three years with colts mentor Pauli Taumoepeau set to take the reigns in 2018. The Beasties will return to Woollahra Oval after what can only be described as a disastrous season both on and off the field last year and want to play finals footy in 2018 after several seasons of rebuilding. Click here to read full preview Eastwood - 2017 result: Preliminary finalists After a rollercoaster season, Eastwood shocked many in the playoffs last year when they beat minor premiers Manly, then almost knocked off Norths to book a spot in the gr
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