“So far this season they look very short of what they are usually. “You have got to control possession and you can’t give the opposition too much ball and their key players need to take control. “Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran need to get repeat sets. You can’t have half the amount of possession at the opposition. “We need to see more from the big players. ” Get all the latest NRL news, highlights and analysis delivered straight to your inbox with Fox Sports Sportmail.
“Last week Manly’s edge defence was poor, ” Tallis said. “This isn’t the Manly side that lost the first four last season. “This is a side that should be in the top four. This is a side that has Des Hasler, Tom Trbojevic the best player in the game. Jake Trbojevic and they have got international halves. “This is not a bottom four side. This is a top four side going out there tonight and I think if you are a Manly supporter there are worrying signs. ” Benji Marshall called on Manly’s playmakers to do more, but admitted it would be hard for any team to win with as little possession as the Sea Eagles had against the Roosters. “They started last season 0-4 and ended up finishing fourth at the end of the season, ” Marshall said.
“It was a more Roosters-like performance from the start, ” Marshall said. “They just dominated possession and territory. They have made Manly look like a team that is very short of the side they were last year. “Tedesco has been unbelievable. 130 metres in the first half out the back. “The team that runs the hardest and tackles the hardest usually wins and the Roosters came out flying. ” Tallis echoed Marshall’s sentiments with the Roosters unrecognisable to the team that were dominated by the Knights. “If they were a bit complacent last week, that is certainly out of their game, ” Tallis said. “Their start was high energy and everybody wanted to get their hands on the ball.
Nat Butcher dived over in 24th minute to make it 16-0. “The Roosters are scorching hot tonight, ” Dan Ginnane said. “The Sea Eagles just can’t go with the Roosters at the moment, ” Michael Ennis added. The Roosters first half rout was complete when Sitili Topouniua strolled over from close range. “They are steamrollering the Sea Eagles, ” Ginnane said. “This is a catastrophic performance from the Sea Eagles, ” Ennis said. “Des Hasler will be tearing strips off the walls at halftime.
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For the second week in a row Manly were blown off the park by a team that looked hungrier and more desperate than them. Ennis believes Manly’s slow start to the season is a massive concern for Des Hasler. “We are seeing another catastrophic start from Manly, ” Ennis said. “0-4 last year and they were horrendous.