Manly
Sea Eagles
36
Sydney
Roosters
18
FULLTIME
2017-08-06T04:00:00Z
Lottoland

Preview

Manly will be hoping they can put a terrible fortnight behind them and recoup against a Roosters side pushing for top spot.

Addin Fonua-Blake misses the game due to suspension with Lloyd Perrett coming into the side for him as the Sea Eagles try to avoid slipping out of the top eight with just over a month to the finals.

The Roosters can also ill-afford to drop this game with the Sharks circling for second position on the ladder. With a game against the Storm looming next week, the tricolours could also experience a slide of their own beginning at Lottoland this Sunday.

Trent Barrett’s men need to get back to what has worked for them all season by using their forwards to get the ball to their speedy outside men in Dylan Walker and Akuila Uate who’ve combined for 23 tries in 2017.

The Roosters head in with an unchanged 17 as they seek to keep their minor premiership hopes alive.

The Sea Eagles boast a less than impressive 5-5 record at home in 2017 and will start as outsiders with the bookies in a game that is poised to give the top eight a shake up, one way or another.

Roosters by 4.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Sea Eagles   Roosters
6 Tries 3
5 Conversions 3
1 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Sea Eagles   Roosters
199 All Runs 154
1,978 All Run Metres 1,494
7 Line Breaks 7
15 Offloads 12

Defense

Sea Eagles   Roosters
415 Kick Metres 354
0 40/20 0
264 Tackles 351
39 Missed Tackles 38

Discipline

Sea Eagles   Roosters
4 Penalties Conceded 7
11 Errors 13
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats



Summary

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. I tell you what, this finals series will be one of the closest we have seen in many years. I can’t remember the last time the top 4 looked so competitive. Every team inside the top 8 at the end of the year (aside from eighth position) will have a decent look in.

    The Storm should win it though.

  2. Yes brad Parker was great, as was everyone. Was a real team performance, was quite impressed with Lloyd Perrier myself…

    • Kelepi was also very solid. Been with Manly for a month and stepped up to first grade with no issues at all. Solid ball runner and great footwork at the line. Only 1 game to go off but impressive for his debut in a team that he would still be learning the attack/defensive systems. Great depth signing.

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