For Manly Warringah Coach Des Hasler, it is all about maintaining the consistency of recent weeks in tomorrow night’s match against the Warriors.
Speaking in Auckland this morning, Hasler said it was important the fifth-placed Sea Eagles continue with their good form at Mt Smart Stadium following strong wins over Paramatta, Melbourne and Newcastle.
A fourth straight win could possibly see the Sea Eagles in the top four by the end of round 21.
“It’s a matter of keeping that momentum going. It is still fairly tight and fairly congested,’’ Hasler said.
“The only way to resolve it is win this game and to keep knocking off the games as we go. We control our own destiny then.”
The 12th-placed Warriors will be determined to put in a much improved performance following last week’s 46-12 loss to Canberra at Mt Smart.
“I know that it’s always a good narrative to talk about that but I’m not a strong believer in the bounce back. It is what the players are prepared to do on the day that is the important factor,’’ Hasler added.
When asked about the great platform being laid up front by props Martin Taupua and Addin Fonua-Blake, Hasler said he was pleased with their performances each week.
“The impact they bring is quite good and they have been doing it week in, week out, which is the hardest thing about the front-rowers game,’’ he said.
Hasler said the Sea Eagles would need to keep a watch on five-eighth Chanel Harris-Tavita.
“He is a really exciting player. He has got that versatility too and has that little bit of that X factor about him,’’ Hasler added.