Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Coach Trent Barrett says the team has spoken about the importance of fixing their slow starts to a game.
The Sea Eagles left Sydney today for Saturday’s match against the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium with Barrett bringing the full squad of players named on Tuesday.
Barrett said the Warriors were coming into form off their win over the Sydney Roosters last weekend and that getting off to a strong start was vital.
“We have let teams over the first month of the comp get out to a lead early and that’s something we need to fix,’’ Barrett said.
“It could be an attitude thing, it could be a personnel thing. We have talked about it as a group and we just need to get out there and settle into the game quicker.
“The harder the games seem to get, the better that this team goes. We just need to make sure we nail it for the 80 minutes.”
Barrett said the new halves combination of Apisai Koroisau and Dylan Walker had trained well after a full week together following their first game together in the loss to South Sydney last Thursday.
“There were things in and around what Api and Dylan were doing that we all need to improve. We can certainly help them out with some of the things we are doing off the ball for them,’’ Barrett said.
“Our kicking game needs to improve from last week too.”