Whilst the two sides position on the ladder would suggest the Tricolours should grab the two points in this one, we do also know that nothing is predictable in the U/20s competition.
Add to this the fact that Manly won the last clash between these two sides, 28-24 in a fierce encounter at Brookvale Oval, and we are in for a real encounter.
Willis Meehan makes his return to the Roosters squad, after being selected in the NSW U/18 side, to compete in the curtain raiser to Origin 2.
Both sides come in to this encounter having lost last start, the Tricolours after succumbing 23-16 to the Dogs, in a result that did not go down well with the playing group.
Consistent eighty minute performances and a solid defensive line have been the cornerstone of the Tricolours victories in 2013 and they will be expecting a return to that style of football on Monday night.
Coach Paul Green has named an extended bench with two players still to drop out on game day.