The time has come once again for the second installmant of sports greatest rivalry, and most prized piece of silverware.
And no I’m not talking about the Bledisloe Cup. Respectfully.
It’s the much anticipated final leg of the Scope Cup, contested between the Parramatta Eels & Manly Sea Eagles.
One club where the skip debuted.
The other where he did his best work.
At the time of the first leg, in the last week of May, Parramatta were flying and had only dropped the one game.
Whilst Manly on the other hand were on a rapid improve after the return of the chosen ‘1’.
Since then, Parramatta have struggled to find any form of consistency and Manly have continued their fight in to the top four.
The Scope Cup obviously playing a massive part in how both teams faired after the first leg due to the amount of respect they have for the prestigious trophy.
Manly comfortably winning 28-6.
I know there have been a lot of distractions for the Western Sydney outfit of late, but I have no doubt this will bring out the best in them.
Manly equally as eager to hold on to the trophy for one more year.
The two players who I have highlighted for this encounter know all about the rivalry that dates back to even before the skip laced a boot.
Clinton Gutherson can not only secure himself the bag with a big performance in this game, but cement his side’s spot in the top four with only four games to go.
I’m expecting big performances from me mates.
As I mentioned earlier, Parramatta have a monumental task in not only winning but winning well to lift the trophy.
So with all that said, I’m think the pressure of the occasion may be too much.