Shute Shield: Rats Rally to Leave Beasties in the Cold

by Brendan Bradford – For all the razzle-dazzle that their backline produces, Warringah have ground out some tough victories this season. That was the case again on Saturday as the Rats kept Easts scoreless in the second half to record a two try, 26-11 win in a night game at Rat Park. As expected, it was near freezing at Narrabeen but tempers flared throughout the heated contest as the Rats rallied from a two-point halftime deficit to claim four competition points and maintain their second place on the ladder. Winning tough or winning ugly, whatever you want to call, it has become somewhat of a Rats trademark lately, said coach Haig Sare. “We win, but we win ugly. I want us to walk off with a win and be happy with how we played and it’s starting to improve but it’s still not all that pretty,” he said. “
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