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Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence knows Manly will come out firing at Bluetongue Stadium tonight for more reasons than one.

The Sea Eagles will be out to make up for their surprise loss to the Gold Coast Titans at Skilled Stadium last Saturday. And if they needed any extra motivation, they will find it in their old rivals Wests Tigers, a fact not lost on Lawrence.

I think all the boys enjoy playing against Manly. There have been some good contests up there at Gosford and Im sure this one wont be any different, Lawrence said.

They are a strong side. I know a few people wrote them off at the start of the year but they pretty much have the same roster they have had for the last couple of years.

They have a strong forward pack, great outside backs, and good halves."


It will be the fourth time the two teams have clashed on the Central Coast. Both teams sit on four competition points with Manly in third place and Wests Tigers in eighth position on points differential.

Wests Tigers remain as per the team named on Tuesday for the round four clash. Kick-off 8.05pm.

Head to Head

Played 17: Manly 10, Wests Tigers 7

At Bluetongue Stadium

Played 3: Manly 2, Wests Tigers 1

Last 8 clashes

2012: Manly 22 d Wests Tigers 18, Bluetongue Stadium

2011: Wests Tigers 14 d Manly 12, Bluetongue Stadium

2010: Manly 38 d Wests Tigers 20, Bluetongue Stadium; Wests Tigers 26 d Manly 22, Allianz Stadium

2009: Wests Tigers 19 d Manly 18, Allianz Stadium; manly 23 d Wests Tigers 10, Brookvale Oval.

2008: Manly 48 d Wests Tigers 16, ANZ Stadium

2007: Manly 34 d Wests Tigers 4, Brookvale Oval
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