The Manly Sea Eagles have officially begun embracing the hype of grand-final week by facing the media at Brookvale oval.

Their Grand Final rivals, the Sydney Roosters, headed down for a recovery session at Bondi.

Anya Simonsen reports.


Manly faced a big media pack at Brookvale Oval.

The team was all smiles as they posed for the photo ahead of the big game.

Manly star, Jamie Buhrer, says the boys are looking forward to the week ahead.

Jamie Buhrer, Manly Sea Eagles: “It’s when you want to be playing. It’s the end of the year, two teams are left, it’s a big prize so it’s a very exciting week.”

He says for Manly to win on Sunday, they need to restrict the Roosters forwards.

Jamie Buhrer, Manly Sea Eagles: “They have a big pack of forwards, really physical team. If we can limit their forwards to a degree, our halves and backline will have the class.”

The Roosters spent their morning in the famous Bondi surf.

In the QRL Grand final the Mackay Cutters won the Intrust Super Cup after a nail-biting finish against East Tigers.

The Cutters 25-20 victory was sealed when Anthony Mitchell scored try in the 79th minute.

Anya Simonsen, QUT News.