2019 NRL – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs taking place? Saturday 4th May, 08:30

Where is Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs taking place? Lottoland

What channel is Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on?
UK – This match will not be televised live in the UK
Australia – Fox Sports

Where can I stream Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs?
UK – N/A
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

Where can I get tickets for Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs?
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500002

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500010

THE TEAM NEWS

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

Head Coach: Des Hasler

Starting 13: Elliot, Miski, Suli, Parker, Garrick, Croker, Elgey, Fonua-Blake, Koroisau, Taupau, Thompson, Sironen, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Fainu, Gosiewski, Waddell, Sipley – Reserves: Tanginoa, Croker

Unavailable: Albert Hopoate, Dylan Walker, Tom Trbojevic, Jorge Taufua, Daly Cherry-Evans

  • Manly claimed an important win as they defeated Canberra in a tight affair to bounce back from their controversial loss to St. George to leave themselves in a decent position at this stage of the season.

  • Manly will be without Daly Cherry-Evans after he suffered an ankle injury whilst Jorge Taufua and Apisai Koroisau also copped knocks but thankfully for the Sea Eagles, the latter is fit to take his place.

  • Cherry-Evans’ loss will be hard-felt by Manly, especially with Tom Trbojevic still out too, but the task of filling his boots falls to Kane Elgey whilst Abbas Miski comes onto the wing in place of Taufua. However, in a boost for the Sea Eagles Addin Fonua-Blake is back from his ban.

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Dean Pay

Starting 13: Meaney, Okunbor, Holland, Hopoate, R. Smith, Cogger, Lewis, Tolman, Marshall-King, Ogden, Jackson, Harawira-Naera, Martin – Interchanges: Brown, Fualalo, Elliott, Lichaa – Reserves: Foran, Montoya, Toomaga, Napa

Unavailable: Brandon Wakeham, Sauaso Sue

  • Canterbury produced a solid display as they came out on top against fellow strugglers North Queensland for their second win of the year and will hope they can take advantage of Manly’s injury problems to go back-to-back.

  • The Bulldogs came through the game with the Cowboys with a clean bill of health and could even be given a couple of massive boosts after Kieran Foran and Dylan Napa were spotted training well ahead of schedule this week, which has seen them named as reserves for now.

  • If either of the pair manage to prove their fitness ahead of the game then they will definitely slot into Dean Pay’s side and they will join Fa’amanu Brown who comes in for Chris Smith on the bench in the only change to last week’s side so far.

THE PREDICTION

Manly beat Canberra in a close game last week but that came at a cost with the Sea Eagles losing in-form playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans. His loss will make it tough to win despite facing bottom of the ladder Canterbury and the final teams could have a huge bearing on the result. If the Bulldogs can get Kieran Foran on the field it would be huge for the Bulldogs’ chances, especially with the talent that Manly have missing. It will take a big effort from the home side to earn the win but they have been playing well under Des Hasler and he can get the best out of his beleaguered troops to edge this.