Warringah and Manly prepare for crucial local derby

Manly and Warringah will meet in one of the most important local derbies in Intrust Shute Shield history on Saturday, with both bragging rights and a semi finals spot on the line. With three rounds remaining, fifth placed Manly are one spot and four competition points ahead of their northern neighbours with both sides needing at least two, if not three wins from their final three matches to extend their seasons into the playoffs. Warringah led Sydney Uni for 88 minutes at Camperdown last week, but were forced to share the points with the Students after Stu Dunbar scored a converted try nine minutes after the full time siren to level the scores at 41-41. “I was really happy with how we played. We started well for a change, scored some great tries and basically stuck to the task against a strong finishing Uni team,” Rats coach Greg Marr said. “The result was frustrating, but we have taken plenty of confidence from that performance going into the derby.” Star flyhalf and capt
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