AS with many of the head-to-head contests in the Sea Eagles Roosters grand final, the three-quarter line battle is shaping as a ripper. Particularly the match-up between the world's best centre Jamie Lyon and the flashiest, Michael Jennings.
Manly are number one for attack on both sides of the field, and it’s easy to see why when you analyse the quality of their three-quarter line.
Jamie Lyon is, without a doubt, the best centre in the NRL. He may not be as athletically gifted as Michael Jennings, but he is a footballer. He knows when to call the ball, he knows how to get outside his man and he knows how to put an incredibly potent finisher in Williams away down the sideline.
He terrorised Souths' Bryson Goodwin in the preliminary final and Williams reaped the benefits, scoring one of the tries of the season. Lyon also kept Greg Inglis at bay with his perfectly timed up-and-in defence. Michael Jennings can expect the same treatment this weekend.
I wonder if Lyons can be tempted to come out of Test retirement? I don't think so but who knows?
Edited by AndyCapp, 03 October 2013 - 11:21 AM.