Shute Shield: Marauding Pirates Plunder Rats’ Leaky Ship

  by Paul Cook - West Harbour have lifted themselves into the top five after another high scoring encounter saw them outgun Warringah 46-40 at Rat Park. The Pirates are certainly the side to watch if it’s tries you’re after with their matches averaging 66pts per game so far but after sharing 12 tries with the Rats in this feast of running rugby, it was a determined defensive effort in the last quarter and the boot of young flyhalf Jack Debreczeni that got them home. In a crazy, see-sawing match, the visitors blasted their way to a 17-5 lead inside 15 minutes, only to be pegged back and overtaken by three converted tries from a Warringah side stung into action. When the hosts extended that advantage to 40-25 just before the hour, it looked like they may go on with the job but a combination of dazzling attack and l
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