Shute Shield: Warringah Face Tough Test Away to Woodies

by Brendan Bradford – Eastwood couldn’t maintain the intensity that saw them steamroll Sydney Uni two weeks ago and went down 42-22 to Manly last Saturday. But far from forcing the side into a week of soul searching and second-guessing –as happened after their pummelling by Easts – coach John Manenti says his troops were simply beaten by a better side on the day. “We lost to a team that’s beaten everyone else and certainly have their tails up, but if we get the opportunity to come across them again we’ll need to be a damn sight better than what we were on Saturday,” he said. “We were obviously disappointed with the outcome and I thought Manly were far too good, but we created a lot of their opportunities with poor tackles and not finding touch a couple of times. We put ourselves under a bit more pressure than we needed to and just di
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