Inglis eyes full­back

Wesser in fir­ing line as rep star looks to re­claim No. 1

Townsville Bulletin - - NRL -

A DE­PLETED Manly for­ward pack will ready it­self for an on­slaught from for­mer Sea Ea­gle Jared Waerea-Har­g­reaves when they face the Syd­ney Roost­ers on Sun­day.

Al­ready reel­ing from the loss of co-cap­tains Ja­son King ( sus­pen­sion) and Jamie Lyon ( ham­string), as well as sec­ondrower Shane Rod­ney ( shoul­der), the Sea Ea­gles now have to deal with the fear­some Roost­ers en­forcer.

Waerea-Har­g­reaves, who de­buted for the Sea Ea­gles in 2009 be­fore be­ing lured to Bondi Junc­tion, has earned a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the competition’s most feared for­wards – and Manly know bet­ter than most what he is ca­pa­ble of.

In two sea­sons at Manly, the 22-year-old Kiwi in­ter­na­tional ruf­fled plenty of feath­ers with his ag­gres­sive attitude to train­ing.

‘‘ His first train­ing session here he roughed up ( for­mer Manly for­ward) Josh Perry . . . it didn’t go down too well,’’ Manly fiveeighth Kieran Fo­ran ex­plained.

‘‘ He def­i­nitely knew how to un­set­tle a few play­ers at train­ing.

‘‘ He trains how he plays . . . that’s what’s good about him.

‘‘ He’s the sort of player that will want to come out and prove a point against us.

‘‘ He’s very phys­i­cal . . . we’re def­i­nitely ex­pect­ing him ( to un­set­tle us).’’

With King side­lined Brent Kite will take on the role as the leader of the for­ward pack.

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