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07 Jun 2019 by Ash Wheldon

2019 NRL – North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles taking place? Saturday 8th June, 10:35

Where is North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles taking place? 1300SMILES Stadium

What channel is North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles on?
UK – Sky Sports Mix
Australia – Fox Sports

Where can I stream North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles?
UK – Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match via Sky Go
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

Where can I get tickets for North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles?
North Queensland Cowboys – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500012

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500002

THE TEAM NEWS

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

Head Coach: Paul Green

Starting 13: Morgan, Feldt, Dunn, Opacic, Tuala, Asiata, Clifford, McGuire, Granville, McLean, Cooper, Hess, Taumalolo – Interchanges: Cotter, Wright, Bolton, Molo – Reserves: Hola, Bowen, Jensen, Pere

Unavailable: Murray Taulagi, Nene Macdonald, Te Maire Martin, Ben Hampton, Justin O’Neill, Matt Scott, Jordan Kahu, Gideon Gela-Mosby, Kurt Baptiste

  • North Queensland managed to hold on as Kyle Feldt's last-ditch try-saving tackle earned the Cowboys the win over Gold Coast as their impressive run of form continued after securing a third consecutive win.

  • The Cowboys lost two more players last week with Jordan Kahu and Gideon Gela-Mosby both set for stints on the sidelines but thankfully for the Cowboys, they are able to call upon their Origin players.

  • Michael Morgan will take Kahu’s place at fullback whilst Josh McGuire will return at prop which sees Scott Bolton drop to the bench whilst Enari Tuala comes onto the wing and 20-year-old Reuben Cotter will make his NRL debut from the interchanges.

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

Head Coach: Des Hasler

Starting 13: T. Trbojevic, Taufua, Walker, Suli, Garrick, Cust, Elgey, Fonua-Blake, Koroisau, Taupau, Thompson, Sironen, Gosiewski – Interchanges: Fainu, Elliot, Boyle, Paseka – Reserves: J. Trbojevic, Cherry-Evans, Olakau’atu, Perrett

Unavailable: Albert Hopoate, Toafofoa Sipley, Lachlan Croker, Brad Parker

  • Manly were again poor as they left it too late to give the ball some air against Penrith as they came out second best to the Panthers but could have some significant inclusions come kick-off against North Queensland.

  • The Sea Eagles have received a huge boost with Tom Trbojevic named to start at fullback and he will be eager to impress after a long stint out as he attempts to put himself back in the frame for a Blues jersey.

  • Tom’s brother Jake appeared to come through Origin unscathed and will back-up here but it remains to be seen if Daly Cherry-Evans will be risked after he overcame an ankle injury to feature on Wednesday but in another boost for Manly, Moses Suli is back in the centres.

THE PREDICTION

The Cowboys made it three wins in a row as they defeated Gold Coast but are now in the midst of a serious injury crisis with Michael Morgan having to back-up at fullback following Origin. They host an out-of-sorts Manly side who will improve with Tom Trbojevic back and should edge this. The Sea Eagles had managed to get by without Trbojevic in their side but having fallen by the wayside recently, they will be delighted to have him back and he can prove to be the difference between the two teams.

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