EX-INTERNATIONAL Mark Geyer has slammed Manly's forward pack, declaring they are underperforming and lack "mongrel". Geyer (pictured) yesterday told The Manly Daily the Sea Eagles efforts up front are not making life easy for the inside backs. The former Penrith and Blues forward believes Friday night's important round six clash against the Eels will provide the ideal opportunity for the Sea Eagles pack to flex their muscles. "Manly is a team that need the switch turned on," Geyer said yesterday. "They've got the talent, they have everything but their form is way down. "On paper they have one of the biggest and fiercest forward packs in the comp. "They need more mongrel. "A lot of people have been talking about Orford (captain Matt Orford) and Lyon (centre Jamie Lyon) and how they are not delivering, but if your pigs aren't going forward then those guys don't have the room to do what they have to do." Geyer said he had been particularly disappointed with the form of representative prop Brent Kite and belives the ex-Dragon won't retain his Test jumper next month. He likened Kite to St George-Illawarra prop Jason Ryles. "He reminds me a bit of Ryles in that you know how good they can be, but just don't have the grunt any more," Geyer said. "I don't think he will make the Test team. "Guys like (Roosters pair) Nate Myles and (Anthony) Tupou have been in better form." Geyer added he was an admirer of second-rower Glenn Stewart but believes the young forward needs to step it up against the Eels. "He's been a lot quieter this year," Geyer said of Stewart. "I thought he would be a contender for Origin this year but it hasn't happened for him. "He did really well last year to the point where people we're talking about him more than his brother (Brett). "I think the spotlight has been on him but he hasn't carried his form on."