Shute Shield: Coaches preview all the games in Round Three

By MARK CASHMAN

Another bumper weekend of Shute Shield action this weekend with the game between Manly and Northern Suburbs the TV game on 7TWO.

But further up the peninsula the Warringah v Eastern Suburbs is vital for a number of reasons not the least being the Rats’ search for win number for 2020. It’s been close but no cigars yet!

Elsewhere Sydney Uni travel to Newcastle to take on the Hunter Wildfires, Penrith have their first home game in close to three years when they host Southern Districts while Eastwood play West Harbour at TG Millner Field.

Then finally there’s Western Sydney Two Blues taking on Randwick at Lidcombe. Gordon has the bye.

Here’s our look at all the matches:

MANLY V NORTHERN SUBURBS at Manly Oval (TV Game on 7TWO)

What’s that saying about Rome not being built in a day, well it takes some time for a winning rugby team to find its mojo, to find its identity and that is the case at Manly Oval.

Manly head coach Matt McGoldrick, along with many others, has gone about a bit of a reset at the club and as he prepared his side for the game against Northern Suburbs on Saturday he spoke about the narrow focus adopted by the Marlins in the early weeks of the Shute Shield.