2019 NRL – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs taking place? Saturday 6th April, 05:00

Where is Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs taking place? Lottoland

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

Where can I stream Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs?
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 South Sydney Rabbitohs?
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500002

South Sydney Rabbitohs – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500005

THE TEAM NEWS

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

Head Coach: Des Hasler

Starting 13: T. Trbojevic, Taufua, Elliot, Parker, Garrick, Elgey, Cherry-Evans, Fonua-Blake, Koroisau, Taupau, Thompson, Sironen, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Fainu, Gosiewski, Waddell, Sipley – Reserves: Hodkinson, Tanginoa

Unavailable: Albert Hopoate, Taniela Paseka, Dylan Walker, Moses Suli

  • Manly produced their best performance of the season by quite a distance as they hammered New Zealand Warriors last week and now return to Lottoland after last week’s ‘home’ game was played in Christchurch.

  • The Sea Eagles ran in eight tries, Tom Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans leading the way with a brace apiece, but it was Trbojevic that was the key component as he once again showed how important he is to the side.

  • Moses Suli has been stood down for disciplinary reasons which allows Brendan Elliot a chance in the centres but Des Hasler has named an otherwise unchanged line-up after last week’s success.

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

Head Coach: Wayne Bennett

Starting 13: Johnston, Allan, Gagan, Gagai, Graham, Walker, Reynolds, G. Burgess, Cook, T. Burgess, Sutton, S. Burgess, Murray – Interchanges: Tatola, Nicholls, Lowe, Turner – Reserves: Tracey, Kennedy

Unavailable: Dean Britt, Kurt Dillon, Adam Doueihi, Greg Inglis, Braidon Burns

  • South Sydney didn’t reach the levels of their previous two matches but got the win nonetheless as they overcame a dogged Gold Coast side to maintain their 100% record.

  • The Rabbitohs could not quite put the Titans to bed, as both sides managed to score four tries during the contest, but Adam Reynolds’ three penalties as well as an extra conversion proved to be the difference.

  • Greg Inglis will again be absent this week with his shoulder problem still causing him issues which sees Jacob Gagan called-up, whilst George Burgess will make his long-awaited season debut after completing his ban.

THE PREDICTION

South Sydney would have been relishing this trip before last weekend but Manly’s superb display against New Zealand Warriors makes it a different proposition. The Sea Eagles will need to maintain that level of performance if they are to get anything from this game against the unbeaten Rabbitohs. They will be without Greg Inglis once again, and with Braidon Burns also out Manly could try and capitalise on the edges, but Souths should still have too much.