Shute Shield: Warringah look to recover from slow start against Eastern Suburbs

By MARK CASHMAN

The opportunities have been there in the first two weeks but Warringah coach Mike Ruthven believes his side is close to putting it all together as they prepare to take on Eastern Suburbs on Saturday.

The Rats have had what you would call a testing start to the Shute Shield season taking on Sydney Uni and then Randwick, and the suggestions of a contending side have been there - it’s just that it’s not showing on the scoreboard.

Prime example of this was late in the game against Randwick at Coogee when Harley Attwater looked set to score only to have the ball knocked from his grasp over the line.

That saw the Wicks hang on in what was the upset of the competition so far.

“We have had a really productive, positive week and worked hard on our execution and sharpened the detail on our A-Zone attack,” Ruthven mused.