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:	Digital Image by Colin Whelan copyright © nriphotos.    Geoff Toovey                     NRL Rugby League, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders at Lavington Sports Ground, Saturday April 4th 2015.

Coach Geoff Toovey is wary of the threat posed to his Manly side by the Canberra Raiders ahead of the must win clash on Sunday afternoon.

“It’s going to be tough, the Raiders are coming off the back of a loss and they are in a very similar position to us, they have to win as many games as possible to stay in contention.” Toovey said.

“Canberra is a very big physical side but they have a lot of talented outside backs as well.”

When asked about Manly’s chances of making the top eight, Geoff Toovey responded optimistically.

“We’re a good chance, no one likes to be in this position, we have to win all of our remaining games, it’s something we have to deal with but over the past month I think we have been doing that very well.

The coach also provided Sea Eagles fans with a positive injury update by declaring that Ligi Sao had successfully pulled through the final training session ahead of the match on Sunday while also confirming that Steve Matai will be fit to play in Canberra.

“Yeah Steve’s fine, he’s a tough customer, he had a bit of a friendly exchange on the field with his mate Glenn last week but he will be fit to take part on the weekend.

Manly v Canberra will be live on Fox Sports 1

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