Why each finals team can and can’t win the Shute Shield

With six teams remaining, we’ve got three consecutive weeks of finals footy to look forward to and it’s going to be seriously tight.

All six sides would honestly believe they can win this year’s premiership and all of them are probably right.

But there’s a lot of footy to be played between now and Shute Shield grand final day at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday August 26.

Ahead of the opening weekend of the playoffs, we thought we’d take a look at one reason why each team can and can’t win the competition.

Northern Suburbs

Why they can win it?

The minor premiers head into the finals full of confidence on the back of 10 wins from their last 11 matches. They have a quality, experienced side and have been regulars in the playoffs in recent years.

They are lethal on turnover ball, scoring 21.4% of their points from this, well above the competition average of 12.9%.

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