Shute Shield: Round 8 Wrap Up

Rats grind out a tough win at home, West Harbour stun the Two Blues early and Manly claim consecutive w’s for the first time this year. Catch up on all the round eight action from the weekend. Warringah 29-8 Eastern Suburbs Warringah’s dominant forward pack bullied Eastern Suburbs in the final 15 minutes to help the Rats claim an important bonus point win at home and break a two match losing streak. Warringah led 15-8 midway through the second half in a match that could have gone either way, but Easts had few answers for the Rats big men in the closing stages, particularly at scrum time, which set the platform for both the Holmes brothers to score and seal the result. After dropping just one match in the opening five rounds, Easts have now fallen away in the final 15 minutes in three straight losses. The Beasties will have plenty of time to regroup in the coming weeks though with a bye in round 9 and the June long weekend set to give Easts almost a three week brea
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