The scenario of possibly chasing down a big points total is something Daly Cherry-Evans is looking forward to this Sunday.
The Sea Eagles will know soon after 7pm this Saturday as to what scenario they face against Cronulla Sharks at Remondis Stadium the next day in the final round of the Telstra Premiership.
Manly Warringah needs the Wests Tigers to beat St George Illawarra by a big margin at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night to help reduce a 61 points differential the Dragons have on the Sea Eagles.
The Sea Eagles will then know exactly how many points they must beat the Sharks by to claim eighth spot. On the opposite side, a Dragons victory will officially close the lid on the Sea Eagles faint finals hopes.
“Hopefully there is a situation in place where we have to chase a big total,’’ Cherry-Evans said.
“It would be fun to go into potentially my last game with (five-eighth) Kieran (Foran) trying to play some really good football.
“There is obviously a slim hope, but more than anything we are playing for a bit of pride.”
Sunday’s game may could also be the last for Coach Geoff Toovey and several of the half-back’s team-mates.
“I have made a lot of good friends over the years and some of those boys are going to be moving on next year,’’ Cherry-Evans said.
“So hopefully we can finish the year strong and send off some pretty important people with a win.”
Kick-off is 4pm. The Holden Cup starts at 1.45pm.