2022 Shute Shield Season Review: Warringah

The backend of Warringah's season is a perfect anecdote to show just how tight the 2022 Shute Shield competition was. With one round remaining, the Rats were sitting third on the back of two impressive wins over Manly and Southern Districts. A week later, they were ambushed by an 11th placed West Harbour side and dropped to sixth on the ladder. From there, they were knocked out of the competition by Gordon, who snuck into the finals and eventually made the grand final after winning six of their final eight regular season games. Mike Ruthven's side looked set for a finals assault but had their season cut short prematurely. The coach seems confident though that the pain from his side's disappointing end to the season will drive them towards success next season. Overview with Mike Ruthven: “It was a good year with a disappointing end, I think that’s a fair way to sum it up,” coach Mike Ruthven told Rugby News.  "It was a funny old season where the competition was as
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