The round concludes on Sunday afternoon with a finals-bound Manly side looking to push up the ladder against a Tigers side hoping to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon.
The Sea Eagles were arguably the most impressive team last week, coming from behind to defeat the Roosters at home and another win this week could see them jump closer to a prized top four berth.
The Tigers, meanwhile, fought hard against the Tigers before inevitably coming up short, however, there’s been a bit to like about Ivan Cleary’s side over the last few weeks (despite registering just one win from their last four).
Both Wests and Manly play a similar style of football and both possess some of the league’s worst defence at times – something Manly will have to tighten up if they’re to make some noise in the finals series – and it will come down to which side can do the basics right for longer this Sunday to determine the winner.
A loss for Manly could see them slip to the cusp of the eight however with a relatively easy draw (Bulldogs, Warriors, Panthers) to close out the season, it’s a chance for the Sea Eagles to jump some of their rivals.
Sea Eagles by 8.
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