Steve Williams (59)
Yes all true but training camps in isolation don’t work that well. S&C at Shore for many years was just a couple of lunch time gym sessions for those in younger age groups. In 2013 this all came to a head when the Opens attended the Gold Coast Rugby Carnival and were decimated by injury so much so that multiple players who started in the 4th XV ended up playing 1s. A lot of the injuries were shoulder related because they weren’t big enough to tackle their opposition.Some comments on G&GR over the last few years would indicate that school holiday training camps have occurred. Gold Coast training camp, NZ development tour, and the Rugby School 7's tournament spring to mind.
S&C isn't new to Shore's rugby from what I've heard. Maybe not as year-round as other schools though.
Certainly this year has seen a big emphasis on school-wide consistency of coaching techniques.
But without wanting to derail the thread too much further I will say I think the coaching has definitely moved in the right direction and the most promising age groups for some time are currently performing well and should have Shore competitive in the Opens in a few years time.