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Jersey Flegg Preview: Manly vs Souths

The very talented Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Jersey Flegg Cup team have again shown what they are truly capable of.

Now’s it just a matter of taking it to another level.

A fully committed Sea Eagles recorded a tough 24-22 win over Cronulla Sharks last Thursday to record their second win of the season in a performance that Coach Adam McEwen always knew was possible.

Leading into the Sharks match, McEwen stated a lack of ill-discipline and frustration was hurting his team who had simply been unable to play up to their high standards.

“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. When we can do that, we will be right,’’ McEwen said before the Sharks match.

“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 return of key playmakers in full-back Kaeo Weekes, half-back Jamie Humphreys, and hooker Gordon Chan Kum Tong made a big impact on the team for the Sharks match.

Weekes, a Manly NRL top 30 squad player, crossed for two tries as did Manly NRL Development player Chan Kum Tong.

Humphreys, another Manly NRL Development player, kicked four goals in the win.

Big impact...Classy hooker Gordon Chan Kum Tong
Big impact...Classy hooker Gordon Chan Kum Tong ©NRL Photos

“I was really impressed with the team’s character against Cronulla,’’ McEwen said.

“We again played really well in patches but this time, we were more resilient at the back end of the game.

“It was the first time this season we had the spine of Kaeo, Jamie and Gordie and they were terrific. They led the team around well.

“This week against Souths, we’re looking to build on that momentum and produce a professional entire match performance.”

Rd 8 Jersey Flegg Cup

South Sydney vs Manly

Ironmark High Performance Centre

Saturday, April 30, 1.15pm

Ladder Position: Manly 10th, Souths 12th

 

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