Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will be looking to build on their good momentum of the past month in a crucial Jersey Flegg Cup match at 4 Pines Park this Saturday.
The eighth-placed Sea Eagles will be searching for their fourth straight win against the second-placed Knights at home in a huge curtain raiser match to the NRL game. The top five teams advance to the Jersey Flegg finals.
Several of Manly’s most exciting youngsters will line up against the Knights headed by NRL squad members Jamie Humphreys, Gordon Chan Kum Tong, Alec Tuitavake, and Zac Fulton to name a few.
All four were in good form in Manly’s thrilling 26-16 win over the third placed St George-Illawarra Dragons at 4 Pines Park last Sunday in a match that saw full-back Kaeo Weekes cross for a hat-trick.
Manly Coach Adam McEwen said the Dragons match was the ‘first time’ the team had played two really good halves of football this season.
“We were resilient in defence and when we had opportunities to score points, we did through the class of players like Kaeo,’’ McEwen said.
“Alec was fantastic for us and led the way in the middle.
“Gordie was outstanding and led from the front. He even managed at one point to run through the teeth of the opposition to break multiple defenders in a 40 metre run.
“I think that typifies the spirit amongst the team.
“The goals we have as a team are to improve our attacking continuity and defensively, we need to be resolute in protecting our line.
“As a team, we need to continue working hard to build on what we’re doing and remained focused.
“We are a long way from fulfilling our potential but the team is happy, motivated, and we can’t wait to get to 4 Pines Park in front of an NRL game which we really appreciate.’’
Rd 18 Match Day times
12.30pm Ken Arthurson gates open
12.40pm: NSW Cup: Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights
3pm: Pine Avenue and Northern gates open
3.15pm: Jersey Flegg: Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights
5.30pm: NRL: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights
Tickets available here
Please note passouts will not be issued to supporters once inside the ground.