Shute Shield: Yool keen to have family behind him at northern beaches derby

By MARK CASHMAN

Yool Yool would like nothing better than to have his mother and family in the stands for the big northern beaches derby between Manly and Warringah on the first Saturday of September.

Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper at the Village Green, along with all the other rugby royalty that flock to the big derby each year.

Covid-19 restrictions mean that’s not really possible at the moment but like they have done all this season they have gathered as a family group in Melbourne and watched the exploits of the youngest in their mob on television.

“Having them see a big game like the derby live would be great,” Yool said. “I know my brother Chemir would love to see that one live, Marlins v Rats at Manly Oval.