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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.