Minor Premiership Slipping Away

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Captain Jamie Lyon is confident the Sea Eagles can bounce back. Picture: Mark Evans/dailytelegraph.com.au

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The Manly Sea Eagles can get their season back on track on Sunday afternoon when they face the Gold Coast Titans at Robina.

Last week, Manly were coming off four straight wins and looked certain to take out the Minor Premiership. But following the 23-4 loss to the Bunnies, they have opened the gate to challengers. Peter Hiku was again the first try scorer last week and has impressed on the wing, crossing six times in as many games. Coach Geoff Toovey has named an unchanged line-up for Sunday’s clash, but with Steve Matai (shoulder) in doubt, Cheyse Blair's on standby.

The Titans can start planning their end of year trip now. Losing to the Roosters on Monday night has left them on 20 competition points, and no chance of making the finals. The positive from that game was the return of Aiden Sezer, who came up with two line break assists and one try assist. Dave Taylor has been named, but could be out for the rest of the season due to a bulging disc in his neck, while David Mead could be a late inclusion.

The Sea Eagles are looking to bounce back and remain the number one contenders for the J.J. Giltinan Shield, while the Titans certainly want to give their home fans something to cheer about.

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