Shute Shield: Team that keeps its cool will win derby between Two Blues and Penrith

By MARK CASHMAN

Western Sydney Two Blues coach Joel Rivers believes the team that “keeps its cool” will emerge from the big western Sydney derby with bragging rights and importantly first competition points of the year.

“Look there’s history between the two clubs and there’s not a lot of love between the two playing groups,” Rivers said.

“The team that is able to rise above that get square mentality that sometimes emerges in games like this and concentrates on executing a game plan is the one that is going to finish ahead on the day.

“That has been the thrust of what we have been talking about this week and I reckon my guys are up to the challenge.