Intrust Shute Shield Round 9: Match Previews

Manly v Warringah The Intrust Shute Shield’s biggest rivalry will be on show at a packed Manly Oval on Saturday as Manly host Warringah in the Battle of the Beaches, live on 7TWO from 3pm. After eight rounds, just one competition point separates Manly in fifth position and Warringah in seventh spot adding further spice to Saturday’s clash. “On a personal level, this is the biggest rivalry game of the year for me and I love this week of rugby,” Marlins coach Damien Cummins told Rugby News. “But on a team level, it is also really important to win. Six of the top seven sides play each other this weekend, so a win will give us a slight gap on points from the others.” Manly welcome back Sam Lane at flyhalf, with Cummins singling out decision making as the key this weekend. Warringah head into the local derby full of confidence after upsetting competition leaders Randwick in round eight. Flyhalf Hamish Angus has been ruled out through concussion, with former Wallaby Mark Ge
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