Toovey's troops face Bluetongue test
Thursday 14 February 2013 3:07 PM
Bluetongue Stadium will be the final testing ground for the Sea Eagles' new-look squad as they look to cap off an intense pre-season against the Roosters on Saturday night.
With the season kick off just around the corner, head coach Geoff Toovey won't be holding back, treating the trial like a competition match.
For Manly's supporters it's a chance to see some of the Sea Eagles' exciting new signings in full flight for the first time.
"It's pretty exciting, the season's getting close," Toovey said.
"We'll be putting our top 25 on for that game so it'll be a fairly serious trial, getting those last creases ironed out before the comp starts."
After a long pre-season, Toovey says the players are champing at the bit to get back on the field and he's expecting a physical encounter.
"Fortunately we've got two weeks to recover from any bumps and bruises from the game so I know the boys will be going hard out."
"I'm very excited and looking forward to a tough clash against the Roosters."