Shute Shield: Round 16 Previews

by Brendan Bradford – Warringah vs Manly – The combined motivation of rebounding from last weekend’s shock loss to Souths and the second Northern Beaches derby of the season will fire-up the third placed Warringah Rats. “Obviously the boys were pretty upset and I think it was a bit of a reality check more than anything and our defence and breakdown really let us down,” said Rats assistant coach Michael Lipman, who believes this match will be make or break. “We’re looking to put those things right and what better way to do it than against the best team in the comp and the local derby. Redemption‘s a powerful thing but it can go one way or another and I think the season’s going to be summed up in this one game. It’ll be a true test of our character and a test of how much we b
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