Shute Shield: Mid Season Review Part 3


As the Shute Shield takes a weekend off to celebrate The Queen's Birthday, we thought we’d take the opportunity to check in with all 11 coaches and find out how they think their side is travelling at this point of the season.

Finals footy might still be a long way off this year, but there isn’t a lot of room for error in a competition as tight as this one.

Southern Districts: 8th – 4 wins, 5 losses

Southern Districts started the season as one of the competition favourites, but looked anything but in the opening few rounds.

But the Rebels upset Norths in round nine and will welcome back a number of stars in the coming weeks and could make a run similar to the one they made at the back end of last season.

How would you describe your start to the season? Are you where you thought you would be at this point of the year?

“We are not where we wanted to be at this point of the season,” Rebels coach Matt Barr said.

“We’re in the same position as we were this time last year and we identified in our review of 2017, that a good start and consistency in our performance was required to put us in a strong position at the business end of the competition.”

Who has been your best performer so far this year?

“Marcus Carbone has been in great form and inspirational as a leader. He’s been followed closely by Denny Godinet who has led and guided a young and constantly changing backline the first half of the season in the absence of some our experienced players.”

What do you need to do over the next 9 rounds to consider 2018 a success?

“It’s been frustrating because we’ve been our own worst enemies in our losses,” Barr said.

“However, we’re confident we have turned the corner with three wins from our last four games and a strong performance against Norths that will set the standard for us moving forward.”

Check up on the rest of the mid-season reviews here






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