Tigers Must Muscle-up against Manly

Picture: Gregg Porteous/dailytelegraph.com.au
Proming Tiger James Tedesco has been linked to the Bulldogs and Roosters. Picture: Gregg Porteous/dailytelegraph.com.au

Tigers v Sea Eagles
Sunday, April 6 - 3.05pm (AEST)
Leichhardt Oval

Form guide:
Tigers: LWWL
S Eagles: LWWW

Things you need to know:
Manly have named an unchanged side but it wouldn't surprise to see Glenn Stewart rested after he was knocked out cold against the Roosters. There is plenty of drama in the Sea Eagles camp over the back-rower's future and it threaten to de-rail their campaign if not sorted soon. The Tigers have their own concerns over fullback James Tedesco, who remains in the sights of a number of clubs. Liam Fulton and Tim Simona are back after a week off with concussion. Good to see at least one club toeing the line in regards to head knocks.

Reason to watch:
It's Sunday footy at a packed Leichhardt Oval. Do you need any other reason? And treat yourself to a hot dog on Mary St on the way in. They are to die for – literally.

Reason to turn away:
Tigers fans might not want to get too close to James Tedesco, with fresh rumours the Dogs are going hard for him now that the Fifita deal has fallen through. The Roosters are also still in the hunt. The Tigers were close to announcing his re-signing until the dominoes starting falling elsewhere. Funny old game rugby league.

Say what:
"If Glenn goes there will be a few players who will reconsider re-signing." – Steve Matai warns of a play exodus if Glenn Stewart leaves Brookvale

Final word:
Some knucklehead left Sunday footy at Leichhardt off the agenda last season but it's back, baby. You can almost guarantee there will be some sort of drama given the atmosphere at the old joint. The place simply rocks. The Tigers will give it everything but Manly lap up this sort of pressure and thrive on it. They will hold on in a classic. Sea Eagles by 6.

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