A lack of ill-discipline and frustration are hurting the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the NSWRL Jersey Flegg Cup competition according to Coach Adam McEwen.
The Sea Eagles have a very talented and strong roster but have been unable to play up to their high standards in recent weeks.
“We are a really good team but we have to be better at doing things well for longer periods than what we have been producing,’’ McEwen said.
“When we can do that, we will be right. Last week against the Dragons, we had a player sent off for dissent and another one sin-binned for the same thing.
“It’s just frustration. We have been in the majority of our games but haven’t been able to close them out and that is due to a bit of professionalism we are lacking.”
The 12th placed Sea Eagles will be out to make amends against the second placed Cronulla Sharks at Pointsbet Stadium tomorrow night in a curtain raiser to the NRL match.
“The Sharks are the most skillful team I have seen on tape. They have some really good halves and a lot of speed,’’ McEwen added.
“In saying that, it doesn’t get any better for our boys to play again before the NRL team and in front of a crowd.
“We are 1-1 when we have played before NRL so let’s hope we can rise to the occasion against the Sharks on their home ground.”
Rd 7 Jersey Flegg
Manly vs Cronulla
Thursday, April 21
Pointsbet Stadium. Kick-off 5.35pm.