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Pressure begins to show at Manly

  • Pressure begins to show at Manly

Manly are beginning to show signs of strain as off-field dramas and poor form continue to hit the NRL club hard.

News broke last week of match-fixing allegations against the Sea Eagles in relation to two NRL matches last season.

Then on Tuesday, reports surfaced of a legal dispute with major sponsor Coco Joy, which could cost Manly around $3 million.

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Utility Lewis Brown tried to brush it all off after training on Thursday.

"There is a lot of stuff in the paper I am surprised to read, half of it isn't the truth, we will just leave it up the club and they will sort it out, our job is to play rugby league," Brown said.

"The police are looking after it, the club has asked people to come forward but I have a strong feeling no one in our side has anything to do with it."

Things are not too rosy on the field for Manly either, with the club managing just four wins from 12 games at the halfway point of the NRL season.

They face Penrith on Sunday without stars Jamie Lyon, Daly Cherry-Evans, Steve Matai and Brenton Lawrence.

"At the moment it is not going too great but what a great opportunity for us to turn it around at Brookvale this Sunday," Brown said.

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