Written by Christopher Tearse
Saturday, August 1, 7.35 PM, Round 12, Lottoland, Sydney, Manly Sea Eagles take on Penrith Panthers NRL Match Preview
Big game coming up and the stakes are high! in the red corner, weighing in at ninth place on the ladder, the Manly Sea Eagles, in the blue corner weighing in at first place on the ladder, the Penrith Panthers, this will be a massive test for the Manly Sea Eagles, if they are successful in beating the Panthers it would give them the confidence and belief they need to climb further up the ladder and towards a premiership chance, but if they lose maybe quite the opposite, this will be another very physical encounter between two dominating forward packs.
The Manly Sea Eagles
|Dylan Walker||Cade Cust|
|Haumole Olakau’atu||Jack Gosiewski|
1. Brendan Elliot 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic
Reserves: 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Corey Waddell 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Haumole Olakau’atu 19. Dylan Walker 20. Tevita Funa 21. Morgan Boyle
Coach: Des Hasler
The Penrith Panthers
|Apisai Koroisau||Malakai Watene-Zelezniak|
|Charlie Staines||Matt Burton|
1. Caleb Aekins 2. Josh Mansour 3. Brent Naden 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo
Reserves: 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Billy Burns 18. Apisai Koroisau 19. Matt Burton 20. Zane Tetevano 21. Charlie Staines
Coach: Ivan Cleary
The last time these two teams met the Panthers at home beat the Sea Eagles 15-12. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 33 matches played between the Panthers and the Sea Eagles favour the Panthers winning 18, all other statistics suggest the Panthers should come away with the win, one interesting statistic at this venue is Manly wins 63% of the time, opposed to the Panthers 37%.
Penrith Panthers for the win.
If we had to pick a line?