Sea Eagles keen to find redemption against Storm
MANLY coach Trent Barrett says his troops are "determined" to make up for last week's horror show against the Dragons when they host the Melbourne Storm on Saturday.
Having put together a string of three straight wins, big things were expected of the Sea Eagles against St George Illawarra at Lottoland but the home side slumped to a 35-10 defeat.
"The boys are pretty determined to right what went wrong last week. We were very disappointed with how we played against the Dragons, given how we have been the last month," Barrett said.
"It is a bit of a chance to redeem ourselves at home.
"This is an opportunity to play against a really good side. They are up there at the top of the competition for a reason Melbourne, and we haven't beaten them for a while. Tomorrow is the day."
Barrett admitted his side must improve against last year's grand finalists.
"We have had to fix a few things up, particularly defensively, this week," he said.
"It is more attitude wise. We are playing against your Cronks, the Smiths, the Slaters - three of the best players in the game, so we are going to need to be on our game tomorrow.
"Our forwards have got a huge job. The Dragons pack probably outperformed us last week and our players want to make up for that."
But it won't be easy for the Sea Eagles' forwards, with big men Nate Myles and Martin Taupau both out.
The Storm are coming off their first loss of the season last week, an 11-2 arm wrestle with the Sharks.
Their cause has not been helped by a one-week suspension to centre Will Chambers, although key men Jesse Bromwich and Cameron Munster have been named in the Storm's extended squad and could return.
Sea Eagles five-eighth Blake Green, taking on his former club, will play his 100th NRL game.