Shute Shield: Round 16 Wrap Up & Finals Update

Photo: Adam McDonald More than 7000 fans turned up at Rat Park to watch Manly outlast Warringah in another classic derby, while Sydney Uni and West Harbour kept their finals hopes alive win important wins in round 16. Manly 36-26 Warringah Manly look destined to claim the Shute Shield minor premiership after claiming an important 35-26 victory over Warringah in front of a packed house at Rat Park. Warringah were impressive early and led 14-0 following tries to Josh Holmes and Seb Wileman but Manly fought back and trailed by just seven at the break. A Cam Bailey intercept try swung momentum in Manly’s favour in the second half and the Marlins took the lead while centre Denis Pili Gaitau was in the sin bin. Dave Feltscheer crossed to give Warringah fans hope of extending their unbeaten run to nine rounds, but the Manly forwards had other ideas and dominated at scrum time to seal the result with a penalty try. Manly can seal the minor premiership and top spot with a
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