Little separating Rats and Woodies according to preliminary final coaches

There’s not a whole lot between Eastwood and Warringah.  Between them, they’ve played in six of the last eight Shute Shield grand finals.  They finished within one competition point of each other at the end of the regular season and their only meeting this year was decided by a Hamish Angus conversion after the full time siren.  A Rats’ try in injury time and some Angus brilliance proved the difference at TG Millner that day and you get the feeling Saturday’s preliminary final will most likely be just as close.  Both Eastwood and Warringah were impressive on the opening weekend of the playoffs.  The Woodies held off a fast finishing and in form Easts outfit, while Warringah were far too good for Norths.  “I was really happy with last week’s performance,” Eastwood coach Ben Batger said.  “That was a bloody good Easts team with six or seven Super Rugby players who beat us by 30 a week earlier, so it was pretty satisfying to turn it around in se

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