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By Jake Bull

The Illawarra Cutters return to action when they host the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.

After both sides had their resepctive byes last weekend, they will both be looking to bounce back from losses before the break.

The Cutters head into the fixture having lost to Newtown Jets, while the Sea Eagles hope to return to form following a defeat at the hands of the New Zealand Warriors.

Head Coach Scott Logan was disappointed with the loss and has used the week off to get the team back on track.

“We obviously have to work on the end of our sets because they will have to improve if we want to challenge,” said Logan.

“We have some young halves and they’ve got a bit to learn. They need to understand they are our generals on the field and just need to be better with that kind of stuff.”

Russell Packer played his first game for the Club but Logan was just happy that the forward got through the game.

“There were no real expectations of Russell," said Logan.

"It was just about getting some footy in his legs and getting out there and trying to be efficient."

Packer has again been named at prop this week and joins players from the first grade squad in Charly Runciman and Rory O’Brien.

The Sea Eagles and head coach Luke Williamson has named a strong squad that includes Brayden Wiliame, James Hasson and exciting young back-rower Michael Chee Kam.

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St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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