Coaches’ call: Who will win Saturday’s decider and why?

We asked the 10 Shute Shield coaches who didn't make it to Saturday's grand final who they thought would win and why? Brian Melrose (Manly) - Warringah by 7 In a comp that has been as close as this and fluctuated all year, it's hard to say. On face value, Warringah had a more consistent season, are healthy and in good form so probably deserve it more than Norths. But sport is brutal and Norths have the belief and quality to win it again. Even the smallest thing like losing the last match three weeks ago could give Norths an edge but with 24 hours extra preparation and inspired by the memory of Lachie Ward, I'll say Warringah. Stu Woodhouse (Eastwood) - Undecided I honestly don't know. If Warringah can match Norths at the breakdown, then they are very tough to stop out wide but if Norths dominate the breakdown, they’ll be able to slow the ruck speed. Last time they both met there was very little between the two teams but Warringah will have the luxury of having an extra da
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