MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES V WYONG ROOS
BROOKVALE OVAL - SATURDAY, 31ST MAY
KICK OFF @ 3PM
NSW Cup coach Luke Williamson remains positive of a top eight finals finish, even off the back of 42-8 loss to the Penrith Panthers last weekend.
With the Wyong Roos side boasting some top name talent including former international forward Mark O'Meley, Williamson remains confident in his sides ability to get the result right today.
“There are some areas we need to improve on and the good thing is it comes back to us. If we can get our game right we will be winning more than we’re losing”.
While not getting the result he was after on the scoreboard against Penrith last week, Williamson remained upbeat about the style of football the boys were playing.
“When we had the ball in hand we were very good. We were just trying to force the issue and that was creating too many errors,” he said.
“At this level you just can’t not complete your sets”.
“It is a week to week proposition with these guys. You really have to get them focused leading up to the game, which is hard when you have part time players, but every club has that hurdle,” he said.
The team heads in to today’s clash against Wyong with some injury concerns too - Jayden Hodges (concussion), Domenic Reardon, (thumb) & Manaia Rudolph (eye injury) all remain all in doubt and could join Todd Wilson (elbow), Jake Trbojevic (ankle) and Matt Ikuvalu who are already on the sidelines.
“If we can get our number one team on the paddock, with no injuries, we’re going to be very strong coming in to finals time.”
Williamson will be looking for another strong performance from the recently Tony Satini today, after his long stint on the sidelines ended last week against Penrith.
“It was exciting to have Tony back. He’s been training really well with his rehab, and performed really well in his first game back”.
The side will be looking to get maximum points from today’s game against Wyong Roo’s before heading into the bye and another home game against old rivals the North Sydney Bears.
Fullback Clinton Gutherson
Wing Domenic Reardon
Centre Tony Satini
Centre Cheyse Blair
Wing David Williams
Five-Eighth Masada Iosefa
Half Manaia Rudolph
Front Row Ligi Sao
Hooker Jayden Hodges
Front Row Tyson Andrews
2nd Row James Hasson
2nd Row Michael Chee Kam
Lock Daniel Harrison
Interchange Jayden Horo
Interchange Dylan Kelly
Interchange Luke Bartley
Interchange Epalahame Lauaki