Category Archives: Shute Shield

Reborn in the USA: Jed Gillespie on a year to remember (mostly!)

If Shute Shield supporters adopted the chants of adulation bestowed upon the rarity of a home grown player turning out for their local team, which is found in soccer’s tribal EPL, Eastwood and Greater Sydney Rams prop Jed Gillespie may well find himself running out to the strains of ‘He’s one of our own’ coming from the TG Millner faithful every other week.

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Colin Caird Shield Final: Uni’s next-gen serve ominous notice

After Sydney University failed to reach the Shute Shield finals for the first time in 19 years, the onus was on their 2nd grade side to come away with the next best thing, the Colin Caird Shield. And they did so in some style, rampaging through a stunned Eastwood to cross eight times in a one-sided 51-14 victory, and with an average age of just 21-years-old, they also offered up ample proof that the next generation of Students are ready to step up and reclaim their place amongst club rugby’s leading lights.

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JR Henderson Shield Final: Determined Rats down Marlins in style

Warringah kicked off a day of grand final celebrations on the northern beaches last weekend, with a thumping 41-17 win over arch-rivals Manly to lift the JR Henderson Shield. The Marlins had claimed bragging rights in both meetings between the two sides in the regular season, but the Rats saved their very best til last to romp home with a five tries to two victory.

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