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The Manly Sea Eagles finals hopes rest on them winning the remaining four games of the season and relying on other results to fall their way if they’re any hope of playing in September.

The Bulldogs will be hoping for a third-straight win to shore up their current top-four position and while a lot of talk has been about the performances of the Dogs over the past fortnight, Bulldogs Coach Des Hasler was quick to point out the strengths of a desperate Manly side.

“I like the way the Manly pack have been hunting together,” Hasler said.

“They’re young, aggressive and Darcy Lusick has been great over the last three weeks.

“They’ve got some skill out wide with Tommy Trbojevic being able to provide plenty from the back and they’ve got Walker back. They’re a good team.”

THE Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are gunning for a Top 4 spot when they clash with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium.

Sam Kasiano has received plenty of praise in recent weeks and his performances have been recognised form the Coach.

“He’s playing well at the moment. He’s certainly providing that momentum from the bench.”

This week Darren Lockyer said he had ruled a line through the Dogs because they were too inconsistent, but it’s not an issue for Hasler.

“That’s his role. He’s in the media and he’s got to make a comment. It’s an opinion piece and that’s his opinion.”

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