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Its with great sadness that NSRFC were informed yesterday, that the ABC will no longer be covering the Shute Shield after 57 years of televising the competition.
Following the Government announcement of funding cuts to the ABC, the broadcaster has announced that it will no longer provide coverage of the Sydney Rugby Union’s Shute Shield competition.
In a letter to SRU Clubs yesterday NSWRU Executive Director Bruce Worboys said, “This is the end of a 57 year relationship and I must say how disappointed I am to see the only free-to-air live Rugby on television allowed to disappear. New South Wales Rugby Union and Sydney Rugby Union met with high ranking government officials, with Clubs also making representation to local politicians all to no avail – it came down to dollars in the end.”