Unmasked: The secret weapon who has fired up the red-hot Hunter Wildfires

By Jon Geddes

THE secret weapon of premiership frontrunners the Hunter Wildfires been identified as a stalwart from a rival Shute Shield club who has made a huge impact since being recruited this season. 

Head coach Scott “Bubba” Coleman has revealed former long-serving Southern Districts prop Duncan Chubb is the man responsible for igniting the Wildfires’ forwards, who have laid the solid platform for the team’s success so far this season.

While he has done a great job guiding Hunter into top spot on the ladder, it was a measure of Coleman’s character that he shared the love by praising Chubb’s role in getting the pack firing.

“Duncan Chubb is our forwards coach and does all our set piece,” Coleman revealed to Rugby News ahead of Saturday’s crucial top-of-the-table clash with Norths in Newcastle.

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