What we know about each Shute Shield side a month out from round one
We’re a month out from the start of the 2023 season and the Shute Shield rumour mill is in overdrive.
While most sides are still yet to play their first trial match, we’ve spoken to all the clubs to get an idea of how their seasons are shaping up.
Rugby News will publish a more detailed season preview with each coach in the weeks ahead, but for now, here’s what we know about each Shute Shield side ahead of the 2023 season.
Eastern Suburbs - 9/10/12 combo could help Beasties break Shute Shield drought
It’s been a long time between drinks at Woollahra Oval and Easts’ fans are desperate for first grade success.
If the form of scrumhalf Teddy Wilson, flyhalf Jack Bowen and inside centre Mosese Tuipolotu in last weeks’ Waratahs A win over the Brumby Runners is anything to go by though, Beasties fans have lots to look forward to.
Wilson and Bowen will miss part of the season with the Junior Wallabies and Tuipolotu looks ready for Super Rugby. But if they all meet up back at Woollahra come finals time, Easts will be tough to beat.
Eastwood - New look Woodies will be fit and dangerous late in the season