Warringah boss Ruthven happy with his ‘Next Gen’ Rats to tackle Wicks

By MARK CASHMAN

It’s fair enough to say that the Warringah that we saw for the most part of last season wasn’t the Warringah that we have been used to.

Generational change at a Shute Shield club that has played in the previous three grand finals is always hard to manage, it never seems to go smoothly and there was plenty of that at Rat Park last year.

Big dogs like Josh Holmes and Sam Ward joined the likes of Hamish Angus and Luke Holmes in retirement and the Rats were dropping games they used to win.