Shute Shield: Round 12 Match Previews

Northern Suburbs v Manly Manly ended Northern Suburbs year long winning streak back in round seven and the Shoreman have struggled ever since. Norths lost four of their last five matches while coach Simon Cron was off with the Australian U20s, but the Kiwi returned this week and has named Will Miller and Hugh Sinclair to play following their stint with the Melbourne Rebels. While Cron hasn’t named his Waratahs players in the official starting XV, Manly coach Brian Melrose said he wouldn’t be surprised to see a number of them play on Saturday. “We expect Norths to field a strengthened squad and be back towards their best but it’s not something I spend a lot of time on to be honest, as whoever turns up from their squad will do a job. Their depth is impressive and they are the premiers so they certainly get our respect,” Melrose said. While Norths have been forced to make a number of changes to their side over the past month, Manly have barely tinkered with their
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