Half-back Daly Cherry-Evans is encouraging supporters to turn up at Brookvale Oval this Monday night to watch the great Jonathan Thurston play.
The battle of the halves – Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran – up against the Nth Qld Cowboys’ Thurston and Michael Morgan will go a long way to determine which team takes home the two points.
“It is going to be a challenge for both Kieran and myself individually but also for the side. Being in the halves you like to pride yourself on leading the side around the park and getting a win,’’ Cherry-Evans said.
“Hopefully we can get a really good reception. It is a Monday night which isn’t renowned for big crowds but what a great opposition to come and watch.
“The great ‘JT’ is playing, there is a lot of Origin experience in the Cowboys side, so I can’t see why the fans can’t get out there and really cheer us home.
“I love playing at Brookvale Oval. It is a real pleasure to be playing in the Manly jersey in front of our fans.”’
Cherry-Evans said opposition teams would be nervous should the Sea Eagles continue their charge for the finals from their current position of 13th on the ladder. Manly Warringah are two wins out of the top eight.
“If we can manage to get a win against this great Cowboys side, then it really is a big step in the right direction for us moving forward,’’ Cherry-Evans said.
“Where we are on the ladder is foreign territory for a lot of the blokes. If there is ever a side that can do it (make the eight), it is us.
“I really believe we have the side on the field at the moment that can do some damage in the next couple of weeks and put ourselves into a position to get into the bottom of the eight. It is then anyone’s game from there.’’