Shute Shield: Rats Outclass Marlins In Huge Local Derby Clash

  by Felicity Nethery - The Bayfield Cup is back in Warringah hands after the Rats produced a stunning five-try backline display to upset local rivals Manly 43-34, at Pittwater Rugby Park on Saturday afternoon. In front of a packed crowd of 4,255 people, both the Marlins and the Rats made sure local rugby fans had something to cheer about. With a bounty of tries and 80 minutes of intense rugby, this local derby made for one of the most entertaining games of the Shute Shield season. It was clear from the beginning Warringah were committed to backing their strengths and playing their usual style of running rugby. Rats coach Haig Sare spoke of his side’s attacking effort “We certainly went out there to play to our strengths, using the ball and spreading it through the hands and while that c
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