26 Sep 2011

Warriors confident of beating anyone

5:34 pm on 26 September 2011

Manly will head into this weekend's NRL grand final as heavy favourites to win their second title in four years but the Warriors coach Ivan Cleary says his side revel in the underdog status and fear no team in the competition.

The Sea Eagles finished the regular season in second place and dispatched their playoff rivals with ease to march into the grand final, while the Warriors finished sixth and had to recover from a 30-point drubbing at the hands of the Broncos in the first week of the finals before beating the Tigers and minor premiers the Storm on their way to the showpiece event.

Manly have a line-up stacked with big game players and while the Warriors can't match them for grand finals experience, Cleary says when his side play well there's no-one they can't beat.