Today Sam Bourke takes a look at the optimism in the water out Bondi way, as the Sydney Roosters loo...
9 hours ago
The Manly Sea Eagles will travel to Auckland on Friday to prepare for Sunday's return clash with the New Zealand Warriors at Ericcson Stadium.
Coach Des Hasler has stuck with the side which beat St.George Illawarra 21-10 at Brookvale Oval last Sunday.
Hooker Nathan Hollingsworth retains the hooking spot after standing in for injured Chad Randall against the Dragons.
Randall has a grade two hamstring tear which will keep him out for another two weeks.Hasler has named a 20 man squad but only 18 players will travel to Auckland.
The side is: Brett Stewart,Scott Donald,Chris Hicks,Albert Torrens,John Hopoate,Andrew Walker,Michael Monaghan,Daniel Heckenberg,Nathan Hollingsworth,Solomon Haumono,Sam Harris,Anthony Watmough,Steve Menzies (c).Replacements: Ian Donnelly,Kylie Leuluai,Shane Dunley,Luke Williamson,Kane Cleal,Nathan Tutt,Nick Paterson.(Two to be omitted).
NOTE: Both the Premier League and Jersey Flegg teams have the bye this weekend.Geoff Toovey's Premier League side head the premiership aftere nine rounds following last Sunday's thrilling come from behind win over the Dragons.