Intrust Shute Shield Round 13: Match Previews

Eastwood v Manly - Live on 7TWO Manly thumped the Woodies when the two sides met back in round nine at Manly Oval to claim outright competition favouritism. “That loss hurt, it really hurt,” Eastwood lock Jared Barry told Rugby News. “Every loss hurts, whether it’s by a point or five tries, but to lose like that against Manly really hurt us,” he added. Despite not being named, Eastwood may welcome back Hugh Roach and Jed Gillespie from Super Rugby duties, adding plenty of muscle to the side that fell just short against Southern Districts last week. Manly beat Parramatta in a fiery encounter last week, but the victory came at a cost, with fullback BJ Hartmann ruled out of tomorrow’s clash with a cheek injury. Despite that, Manly halfback Matt Lucas thinks his side has the edge over Eastwood out wide. “In the past, Manly have really relied on our forwards, but this year our backs have been fantastic, finishing all sorts of tries. With Laney (Sam Lane) leading us around
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