Manly look to prove bookies wrong against Tigers
March 17, 2012
Having triumphed in the Grand Final rematch against the Warriors in Auckland last
week, Manly will look to prove the bookies wrong again when they clash with Wests Tigers in the Sydney derby match.
Tigers have been labelled the team to beat in this season’s NRL, Tim Sheen’s squad heads the 2012 Grand Final
betting market and go into Friday’s game at the Bluetongue Stadium as 1.80 favourite with Sportingbet to beat the
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Manly had a disjointed pre-season, including a defeat against Leeds Rhinos in the World Club Challenge, but returned to
their A game with a barnstorming win against the Warriors last week. The Sea Eagles ran up an 18-nil lead before the home
side made a dramatic comeback attempt, but at the final whistle Manly were impressive 26-20 winners. Geoff Tooley had his
team playing expansive attacking rugby in Auckland and will look for a similar performance to belie Luxbet’s 2.15 odds
for the home win.
The Tigers had to show their fighting qualities to battle back against Cronulla Sharks in
Round 1 to scrape a golden-point victory in Sydney. The visitors will be confident they can take the champions down a peg as
they are unbeaten in their last four night matches at Bluetongue Stadium and fought back from 0-12 to win 14-12 here last
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