Northern Suburbs v Manly: Plenty to play for in final round blockbuster

Northern Suburbs can give their premiership hopes a huge boost this weekend, if they can beat Manly in their final regular season match on Saturday. Heading into the final round, the Shoreman sit second and can steal the minor premiership from Sydney Uni if they claim a bonus point win over the Marlins on Saturday and the Students lose, or fail to pick up a bonus point. But perhaps more important for Norths is the chance to secure a home semi final at North Sydney Oval, where they’ve lost just once this year. “We’re not looking to change anything this week, we just need to stick to our processes and execute the basic skills,” coach Simon Cron told Rugby News. Manly have struggled with consistency this year, but remain in striking distance with one round remaining. The Marlins must beat Norths to secure a spot in the top six, or rely on either Warringah or Eastwood to lose. “We’re not thinking about the finals yet, we need to get through tomorrow before we worry about a
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