Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, June 28, 4.05 PM, Round 7, Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast, Manly Sea Eagles take on Cronulla Sharks NRL Match Preview
The Manly and Cronulla rivalry showdown, Manly coming off a very spirited win beating down the Raiders but losing Tom Trbojevic and Dylan Walker in the process meanwhile Cronulla had their fight for two points just beating the Canterbury Bulldogs in a close win, while Cronulla found a win Manly looked in form and high spirited, expect a lot of effort from Manly in this clash it will be close if the Sharkies can keep up.
The Manly Sea Eagles
|Abbas Miski||Dylan Walker|
|Cade Cust||Tom Trbojevic|
1. Brendan Elliot 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Tevita Funa 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Lachlan Croker 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. Cade Cust 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Morgan Boyle 19. Abbas Miski 20. Haumole Olakau’atu 21. Toafofoa Sipley
Coach: Des Hasler
The Cronulla Sharks
1. Matt Moylan 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Jack Williams
Reserves: 14. Toby Rudolf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Connor Tracey 20. Will Kennedy 21. Jackson Ferris
Coach: John Morris
The last time these two teams met the Sea Eagles at hammered the Sharkies 28-16. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 31 matches played between the Sea Eagles and the Sharkies favour the Sea Eagles winning 22, all other statistics favour the Manly Sea Eagles including winning at this venue a whopping 81% of the time.
Manly Sea Eagles for the win.
If we had to pick a line?
Sea Eagles -3.5