A number of big names return to the Warriors side as they look to put a dent in Manly’s finals charge.
Shaun Johnson and Ben Matulino are joined by Isaiah Papalii on the list of ins as they look to expose Manly’s below average defence and see them drop out of the top eight.
Manly will look to use the same 17 that conceded 30 points to a side that hadn’t scored 30 points in all of 2017. Consecutive losses to the Bulldogs and Tigers have flipped Manly’s finals charge on its head, something that needs to change, beginning on Sunday across the ditch.
Manly’s big men have been solid performers right throughout however it’s their playmakers and back line that are having trouble executing inside the opposition 20.
The Sea Eagles started the Warriors seven game losing streak and while Warriors will look to get a bit of revenge on the side that started their slide, it’s hard to see a Manly side that has been up and down all season drop to three losses on a trot to three sides well below them.
Sea Eagles by 6.