Shute Shield Round 8: Bragging rights on the line in bumper local derby round

Manly v Warringah  Arguably the best rivalry in Australian rugby will be reignited again on Saturday when Manly host Warringah in the first Northern Beaches derby of 2019.  The Marlins were disappointing in a 37-15 loss to Randwick last week and are still yet to win consecutive games this season.  “Randwick were just more desperate and they edged us out in a few key moments. We made too many errors and weren’t able to mount any pressure,” a frustrated Billy Melrose told Rugby News.  “A lot of things add up to performing well on match days and I’m not sure we put ourselves in the best space for the challenge.”  Melrose said his side can’t afford to produce a similar performance against their northern neighbours on Saturday.  “Josh Holmes is dominating the ruck area. He’s a great player and looks like he’s got spiders on him at times. “They’re also running some nice inside lines off their No.10 and they looked solid in defence against So
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