By Th Professional
A cracking clash to kick start Sunday, when the table topping Sea Eagles cross the ditch to face an in form Warriors outfit.
It will be a tough ask for the Manly side having a short turnaround from their victory over the Dragons on Monday evening, however they possess a good recent record against the New Zealand side.
Manly has won 6 of the past 9 matches played in New Zealand against the Warriors, and has also won 10 of the past 14 clashes at all venues.
One saving grace for the Warriors is that they are unbeaten at Mt Smart Stadium this year, so they will no doubt be looking to keep that statistic intact.
Both sides have had plenty of points in them this year, however interestingly only one of the past 4 clashes here between the two has surpassed 34 points.
This has the potential to be one of the games of the season, and given the early Bookies line they are finding it tough to separate the two teams.
I can see this being a tough, physical encounter that could well go down to the wire, so I will have something small on the TriBet option in what promises to be a no holds barred affair.