27 Sep 2011

Manly to test Vatuvei

12:12 pm on 27 September 2011

The Manly captain Jamie Lyon is warning Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei to expect a barrage of bombs to come his way in Sunday's National Rugby League grand final.

Vatuvei can be devastating in attack but has struggled under the high ball, as he showed against Brisbane in the opening round of the finals when he endured a torrid evening at Suncorp Stadium as the Warriors slumped to a 40-10 loss.

Manly halves Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran both possess strong kicking games and Lyon believes the Kiwis winger will have to field plenty of high kicks.

Lyon admits he was surprised but not shocked to see the Warriors beat Melbourne at the weekend and says the unpredictability of Ivan Cleary's side makes them a force to be reckoned with.