Intrust Shute Shield Round 10: Match Previews

Eastern Suburbs v Manly Easts led Randwick 24-13 midway through the second half in last weekend’s local derby but couldn't hold off the big Galloping Greens pack in the closing stages, eventually going down 34-31 to the competition leaders. “I thought we were good for the most part last week but we just didn't accrue enough points in the first half when we were on top of them,” Easts coach Darren Coleman told Rugby News. “The second half was a ripper, I think the lead changed six times and unfortunately we didn't have it when the ref stopped the game.” The Beasties welcome back Phil Mathers for Saturday’s match against an in-form Manly side, who are coming off a tight victory over Warringah last weekend. “Their first 20 minutes against the Rats was really impressive last week. They’ve got a lot of good, well credentialed individuals that know how to do their job,” Coleman added. Manly held off a fast finishing Warringah outfit to claim a six point win in the loca
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