Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, July 12, 6.30 PM, Round 9, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, St George Illawarra Dragons take on Manly Sea Eagles NRL Match Preview
Dragons at home with a full-strength team take on a wounded Manly who will play this game without one of its pocket rockets Addin Fonua-Blake on suspension who provides plenty of go forward for them, its a matter of motivation for the Dragons, they have a great record facing Manly and if they turn up today for the right reasons they could get this win, can’t under-estimate the Manly coach Des Hasler and his plan for his team to make a difference today, important game for Manly to stay somewhere near the top 8.
The St George Illawarra Dragons
|Jordan Pereira||Jason Saab|
|Tariq Sims||Korbin Sims|
1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Ben Hunt 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. Cameron McInnes
Reserves: 14. Trent Merrin 15. Josh Kerr 16. Tyrell Fuimaono 17. Jackson Ford 18. Tim Lafai 19. Tristan Sailor 20. Jason Saab 21. Korbin Sims
Coach: Paul McGregor
The Manly Sea Eagles
|Brendan Elliot||Addin Fonua-Blake|
1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Tevita Funa 6. Lachlan Croker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic
Reserves: 14. Cade Cust 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Sean Keppie 17. Morgan Boyle 18. Corey Waddell 19. Brendan Elliot 20. Abbas Miski 21. Haumole Olakau’atu
Coach: Des Hasler
The last time these two teams met the Sea Eagles at home beat the Dragons convincingly 34-14. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 29 matches played between the Dragons and the Sea Eagles favour the Dragons winning 19, all other statistics suggest that the Melbourne Storm should take care of business.
Manly Sea Eagles for the win.