Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Manly Wary of Burgess and Co

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Manly Wary of Burgess and Co

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MANLY'S forwards stood up to the powerful Raiders pack in the golden-point win last week and coach Trent Barrett says they must do the same against the Sam Burgess-led Souths forwards tonight.

"We're going to have to. The Canberra pack's big and so is this one," Barrett said yesterday.

"I'm confident they can do a job.

"They proved to themselves that they can do it at different stages through the year and we've just got to be consistent with it."

Barrett said there was plenty going on between the two sides up front last week and that his players enjoyed going head to head with Canberra's big men.

But he also said the focus must always be on securing the two points.

"Look, that's the way the game went. It was a pretty fiery game," he said.

"I don't mind, I think the players enjoy it. …

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