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Why it's time for both Shaw and Teague to get the full-time gig

Should Rhyce Shaw get the full-time gig? (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
15th July, 2019
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It’s been over a month now for the newest coaches on the AFL block in Rhyce Shaw and David Teague – have they done enough to secure themselves the full-time gigs for 2020 and beyond?

We got Roar AFL expert Marnie Cohen on the Game of Codes podcast and we all agreed – it’s time for the respective clubs to make both caretakers an offer.

Listen to the discussion:

Both coaches have enjoyed stunning turnarounds since taking the reigns and, with the season coming to a close, both coaches have proved they can handle it at this level.

Rhyce Shaw has tightened North Melbourne up on the defensive side of the ball superbly. They’re averaging ten more tackles per game under Shaw than they did under Brad Scott this season, while conceding a whopping 23 fewer points per game too.

That’s not to mention the fact they’re 4-2 under the premiership Swan, compared to 3-7 under Scott.

Over at Lygon Street, the Blues have won three of Teague’s five matches in charge – with the two losses coming by under a goal.

They’re averaging six more inside 50s and 20 more points per game under the caretaker too.

Who do you think is the more likely to put pen to paper this offseason? Which other coaching candidates stand out if either club elects to go external?

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