Sea Eagles must tough it out, says Toovey By Tom Wald, 14 Feb 2012 New Manly coach Geoff Toovey has called on his battle-hardened troops to draw on their big-match experience in Friday nightâ€™s (Saturday AM AEDT) World Club Challenge clash against Leeds. The reigning NRL premiers are on a hit and run mission in northern England with this weekâ€™s match against the Rhinos coming only six days after their arrival. Toovey was confident his players were up to mastering the wintry conditions against the Super League champions in front of an expected full house at Headingley Carnegie. â€œThey are very mentally tough and very experienced,â€ Toovey said. â€œMost of the players have played in those two grand finals in which we won (in 2008 and 2011). â€œA very stable unit, a very experienced unit and a very confident unit.â€ Manly have the benefit of nine of their 20-man squad having played in the clubâ€™s 28-20 victory over Leeds in the 2009 World Club Challenge at Elland Road. Even Manlyâ€™s relatively inexperienced halves combination of Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans played in the Four Nations competition in the United Kingdom only a few months ago. With milder weather forecast this week, fears of a frozen pitch have eased following a fortnight of freezing temperatures in Britain and Europe. The covers came off at Headingley Carnegie on Monday although the Sea Eagles had to find a synthetic grass pitch to train on a few kilometres away. The old-fashioned venue for Fridayâ€™s match, which is off the back of Headingley cricket ground, can provide one of the most intimidating atmospheres in rugby league. The 21,000 capacity ground has terraced stands and wooden seating but Toovey said the Sea Eagles were used to not feeling the love from opposition crowds. â€œManly teams are used to hostile crowds against us,â€ he said. â€œWe will rise to the challenge.â€ Toovey said that winger David Williams, who missed last seasonâ€™s finals series with a neck injury, should be fit to return. He said the former Kangaroos flyer had come up well following Mondayâ€™s brief training session. â€œHeâ€™s got through training really well,â€ he said. â€œThere was a bit of doubt whether heâ€™d come over last week. â€œHe had to pass a fitness test, not only for his neck but he had a foot injury last month. â€œItâ€™s a big boost. Davidâ€™s a very confident player. â€œIt was a fairly serious injury and heâ€™s really excited to be back playing football.â€ Â© AAP 2012[hr] Not expecting this to be a "pretty" game. Manly can out grind the best of them!