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Sweet one for Toovs as Sea Eagles show there's life after Des

Bulldogs 10 Sea Eagles 12

Getting tough ... Steve Matai of the Eagles attempts to tackle Ben Barba.

Getting tough ... Steve Matai of the Eagles attempts to tackle Ben Barba. Photo: Getty Images

A MORAL victory for Manly, perhaps, as well as a morale-boosting one. Time and again this season, many have pondered how much of their success has come through Des Hasler's coaching. It's a question which will probably not be answered for some time yet but, in beating Hasler's new team last night, Geoff Toovey's Manly team have proved a point.

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The Sea Eagles didn't even need five-eighth Kieran Foran to do so. Foran, whose shadow loomed over this match as much as Hasler's di 500

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