Sydney Rugby Union (SRU) has today announced the fixtures for all eighteen rounds of the 2024 Charter Hall Shute Shield season, with the competition officially kicking off on Saturday 6 April.
The 2024 season will begin with a host of blockbuster matchups, including a clash between heavyweights Northern Suburbs and Sydney University, whilst the Woodies host the Marlins in a Quarter Final replay from last season.
Round One will also see the defending champions Randwick travel north to face one of the Shute Shield’s most improved outfits, the Hunter Wildfires. After featuring in their first Quarter Final in 2023, the Wildfires will be eager to earn an early scalp against the Wicks, a team they defeated 31-24 in their only clash last season.
The first five rounds are heavy on traditional and emerging rivalries, Easts against Gordon (Round Two), Randwick against Easts (Round Four) and Sydney University against Warringah (Round Five).
Round Two also features a visit to regional NSW, with Northern Suburbs set to host Eastwood in Cowra.
“The countdown is well and truly underway for the 2024 Charter Hall Shute Shield season, and today’s announcement will only heighten the excitement throughout our competition,” said SRU General Manager Peter Watkins.
“After another competitive and entertaining season in 2023, each club is working hard to ensure the competition is set for launch on 6 April.
“The Charter Hall Shute Shield is an incredibly proud and historic rugby competition, and we look forward to seeing all the rugby community and fans enjoying the action in 2024.
With all twelve teams playing eighteen matches throughout the season, the clubs will enjoy a bye weekend following Round Nine before the run to the finals series begins on 15 June.
As is customary, the run to finals will again be all-important, especially for clubs that have teetered on the precipice of a Finals position over recent years.
After narrowly missing out on a 2023 Finals birth, the Two Blues will face Warringah, Southern Districts and Gordon in the final three fixtures of the season, matches which will no doubt have a bearing on their Finals credentials.
At the opposing end of the spectrum, traditional Finals contenders in Sydney University will be aiming for a return to the Shute Shield’s final month, having not featured in the 2023 Finals series. The Students will face Manly, Easts and Eastwood in their final three rounds as they begin their quest for their thirteenth Shute Shield premiership since 2000.
Blockbuster fixtures between Manly and Norths (Round Eighteen), West Harbour against Warringah (Round Seventeen) and Eastwood against Easts (Round Sixteen) round out the competition and could be integral in shaping the top four.
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Round One - 6 April 2024
EASTWOOD v MANLY SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v WARRINGAH SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v NORTHERN SUBURBS TWO BLUES v GORDON WEST HARBOUR v EASTS WILDFIRES v RANDWICK
Round Two - 13 April 2024
EASTS v GORDON NORTHERN SUBURBS v EASTWOOD SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v MANLY TWO BLUES v WEST HARBOUR WARRINGAH v RANDWICK WILDFIRES v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS
Round Three - 20 April 2024
EASTS v TWO BLUES EASTWOOD v WARRINGAH GORDON v WILDFIRES MANLY v WEST HARBOUR NORTHERN SUBURBS v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS RANDWICK v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Round Four - 27 April 2024
GORDON v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY RANDWICK v EASTS SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v TWO BLUES WARRINGAH v MANLY WEST HARBOUR v NORTHERN SUBURBS WILDFIRES v EASTWOOD
Round Five - 4 May 2024
EASTS v EASTWOOD MANLY v GORDON NORTHERN SUBURBS v RANDWICK SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v WARRINGAH TWO BLUES v WILDFIRES WEST HARBOUR v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS
Round Six - 11 May 2024
EASTWOOD v WEST HARBOUR GORDON v RANDWICK SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v MANLY SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v WILDFIRES TWO BLUES v NORTHERN SUBURBS WARRINGAH v EASTS
Round Seven - 18 May 2024
EASTS v NORTHERN SUBURBS EASTWOOD v GORDON MANLY v TWO BLUES RANDWICK v WEST HARBOUR SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY WILDFIRES v WARRINGAH
Round Eight - 25 May 2024
GORDON v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS MANLY v RANDWICK NORTHERN SUBURBS v WARRINGAH TWO BLUES v EASTWOOD WEST HARBOUR v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY WILDFIRES v EASTS
Round Nine - 1 June 2024
NORTHERN SUBURBS v MANLY RANDWICK v TWO BLUES SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v EASTWOOD SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v EASTS WARRINGAH v GORDON WEST HARBOUR v WILDFIRES
Round Ten - 15 June 2024
EASTS v MANLY EASTWOOD v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY GORDON v WEST HARBOUR RANDWICK v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS TWO BLUES v WARRINGAH WILDFIRES v NORTHERN SUBURBS
Round Eleven - 22 June 2024
EASTWOOD v RANDWICK MANLY v WILDFIRES NORTHERN SUBURBS v GORDON SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v EASTS SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v TWO BLUES WARRINGAH v WEST HARBOUR
Round Twelve - 29 June 2024
EASTS v RANDWICK GORDON v MANLY SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v NORTHERN SUBURBS WARRINGAH v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY WEST HARBOUR v EASTWOOD WILDFIRES v TWO BLUES
Round Thirteen - 6 July 2024
EASTWOOD v WILDFIRES MANLY v WARRINGAH NORTHERN SUBURBS v WEST HARBOUR RANDWICK v GORDON SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS TWO BLUES v EASTS
Round Fourteen - 13 July 2024
GORDON v EASTS MANLY v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS NORTHERN SUBURBS v TWO BLUES WARRINGAH v EASTWOOD WEST HARBOUR v RANDWICK WILDFIRES v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Round Fifteen - 20 July 2024
EASTS v WILDFIRES EASTWOOD v NORTHERN SUBURBS RANDWICK v WARRINGAH SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v GORDON SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v WEST HARBOUR TWO BLUES v MANLY
Round Sixteen - 27 July 2024
EASTWOOD v EASTS MANLY v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY NORTHERN SUBURBS v WILDFIRES SOUTHERN DISTRICTS v RANDWICK WARRINGAH v TWO BLUES WEST HARBOUR v GORDON
Round Seventeen - 3 August 2024
EASTS v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY GORDON v NORTHERN SUBURBS RANDWICK v EASTWOOD TWO BLUES v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS WEST HARBOUR v WARRINGAH WILDFIRES v MANLY
Round Eighteen - 10 August 2024
EASTS v WEST HARBOUR GORDON v TWO BLUES MANLY v NORTHERN SUBURBS RANDWICK v WILDFIRES SYDNEY UNIVERSITY v EASTWOOD WARRINGAH v SOUTHERN DISTRICTS