Manly will be hoping they can put a terrible fortnight behind them and recoup against a Roosters side pushing for top spot.
Addin Fonua-Blake misses the game due to suspension with Lloyd Perrett coming into the side for him as the Sea Eagles try to avoid slipping out of the top eight with just over a month to the finals.
The Roosters can also ill-afford to drop this game with the Sharks circling for second position on the ladder. With a game against the Storm looming next week, the tricolours could also experience a slide of their own beginning at Lottoland this Sunday.
Trent Barrett’s men need to get back to what has worked for them all season by using their forwards to get the ball to their speedy outside men in Dylan Walker and Akuila Uate who’ve combined for 23 tries in 2017.
The Roosters head in with an unchanged 17 as they seek to keep their minor premiership hopes alive.
The Sea Eagles boast a less than impressive 5-5 record at home in 2017 and will start as outsiders with the bookies in a game that is poised to give the top eight a shake up, one way or another.
Roosters by 4.
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