Sydney
Roosters
12
Manly
Sea Eagles
18
FULLTIME
2017-03-31T07:00:00Z
Allianz Stadium

Preview

Sydney will look to remain atop of the NRL ladder on Friday night but will have to get past a red-hot Manly side led by an inspired Daly Cherry-Evans.

After starting the season 0-2, Manly comes into the game with an accumulated 66-8 score line in their past 160 minutes of football as DCE has recaptured the form that we know he was always capable of.

This will be their biggest test however as they come up against a disciplined and polished Roosters side looking to show everyone why they were minor premiers for three years running.

The Roosters are favourites to win this but will need to be at their best if they are to repel a surging Manly side.

Roosters by 8.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Roosters   Sea Eagles
2 Tries 3
2 Conversions 2
0 Penalty Goals 1
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Roosters   Sea Eagles
170 All Runs 177
1,677 All Run Metres 1,807
4 Line Breaks 7
10 Offloads 10

Defense

Roosters   Sea Eagles
637 Kick Metres 617
0 40/20 0
355 Tackles 304
33 Missed Tackles 48

Discipline

Roosters   Sea Eagles
5 Penalties Conceded 6
14 Errors 9
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats


Top Kick Metres

 PlayerTOT
Mitchell Pearce426
Daly Cherry-Evans357
Blake Green249
Luke Keary105
Jake Friend57

Summary

Sea Eagles 18 (Dylan Walker 2, Jorge Taufua tries; Dylan Walker 3 goals) def.  Roosters 12 (Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Mitchell Pearce tries; Michael Gordon 2 goals) at Allianz Stadium. Half-time: 6-6. Crowd: 12,376.