From enemy to ally: Damien Cummins excited to coach Warringah in 2017

Former Manly Marlins coach Damien Cummins said he is still coming to terms with the fact he’ll head north and join arch rivals Warringah as an assistant coach next season. Cummins has called Manly Oval home for the last 26 years and coached the first grade side in 2015 and 2016 but was overlooked for the role for next season, despite leading Manly to their first grand final in 17 years last year. Former Manly and Waratahs assistant coach Brian Melrose has been appointed head coach. “At the end of the day, Manly needs to make the right decision for the club and they went with Brian (Melrose) and good luck to them. I suppose I am a little disappointed that we didn’t get an opportunity to have another year after we got them to a grand final last year,” Cummins told Rugby News. “This year wasn’t so successful but there were reasons for that and we all agreed that those areas were easily fixed, so that was disappointing.” Manly took close to two months to appoint Melrose
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