It’s a huge game, defining actually.
If we can snag this game, we will make the 8, that’s how confident i am.
Ditto. We need to start well though, Manly aren’t a team that gives up a lead too often so we have to get them on the backfoot early and put them off there game. A similar defensive effort to the Raiders match will be required, and the Tigers will need to control the ball really well and have a decent kicking game if they are to trouble Manly. It’s achieveable but the team needs to play with plenty of confidence, try and keep the game up tempo and keep Manly guessing.
This game is season defining in my eyes. A win here and form, confidence and momentum wise we’re in a really good position for a run into the top 8. Make no mistake though, as well as we have played lately , Manly will cut us up unless we improve. I think defensively we need to find another 5-10% and in attack probably another 10-20 % if we’re to match them. They’re the form team, stronger all over the park other than at 6 and 9.