Cherry-Evans expected to face Tigers

MANLY coach Geoff Toovey is confident Queensland halfback Daly Cherry-Evans will back up against the Tigers at Brookvale Oval tonight.

Cherry-Evans (pictured) was the only Sea Eagles representative in the second Origin match which New South Wales won 26-18 in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

"I think the best thing (Daly) can do is brush the cobwebs off - and back that up with a win," Toovey said.

The under-fire coach also said he expected Blues hooker Robbie Farah and prop Aaron Woods to play for the Tigers.

Toovey confirmed Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran would play after missing training on Tuesday afternoon with the flu.

Tigers coach Jason Taylor said he was confident Woods would play.

"The word on Aaron is that he came through the game pretty well," Taylor said.

Farah was originally not named because of his on

going shoulder complaint, but Taylor said the No.9 would be given every possible chance to prove his fitness.

"We're just going to have to wait and see," the coach said. "He got a bit of a knock towards the end of the game, but I haven't spoken to him yet."

Taylor said Dene Halatau would offer plenty of leadership and experience in the No.9 jersey if Farah couldn't back up.

"Dene Halatau gave us a great performance last week, so I don't feel that it's as big an issue not having Robbie there," Taylor said.

"We'll make a call on Robbie based on his body, rather than that we need him to play."