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Hasler expecting a 'torrid' game against Titans

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Coach Des Hasler says he is expecting a torrid game against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium tomorrow.

The Titans produced an almighty comeback against the Sydney Roosters last week at home to lose 35-34 after trailing 30-4 at one stage.

“The Titans are always a difficult team when they are playing at home,’’ Hasler said.

“We expect a really torrid game. We expect them to play a really quick, fast and fairly expansive game.”

The Sea Eagles go into the match on the back of a 50-18 win over the Nth Qld Cowboys at 4 Pines Park last Friday night but have lost Jake Trbojevic for the clash with the Titans.

"Jake unfortunately at training has had a mishap and will miss two weeks of footy,’’ Hasler said.

"He'll miss this Titans game and no doubt he won't recover in time for the Origin game.

"He should be right after next week and be ready for Origin three. 

"He loves his footy Jake and he's not happy about this.’’

The Titans match also sees Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans play his 250th game and Dylan Walker his 150th game.

“The significant thing about Chez’s 250th is that it is all at one club. To achieve 250 games in the NRL is a huge achievement,’’ Hasler added.

“To be a one team player and captain of our club is a huge honour.”