2019 NRL – Parramatta Eels vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Parramatta Eels vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles taking place? Friday 6th September, 09:00

Where is Parramatta Eels vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles taking place? Bankwest Stadium

What channel is Parramatta Eels vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles on?
UK – Sky Sports Action
Australia – Fox Sports

Where can I stream Parramatta Eels 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 Parramatta Eels vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles?
Parramatta Eels – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500031

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

THE TEAM NEWS

PARRAMATTA EELS

Head Coach: Brad Arthur

Starting 13: Gutherson, Sivo, M. Jennings, Blake, Ferguson, D. Brown, Moses, Evans, Mahoney, Paulo, Lane, Ma’u, Niukore – Interchanges: Takairangi, Alvaro, Stone, Moeroa – Reserves: Gower, Smith, Terepo, Hoffman

Unavailable: Nathan Brown

  • Parramatta's comeback against Brisbane was not enough as they fell to defeat in golden point having drawn level with a late converted try, and that result means the Eels now need to beat Manly and overturn a points difference of 22 to leapfrog them into fifth.
  • The Eels come into this game with a fully fit squad to choose from with just the suspended Nathan Brown unavailable for selection and head coach Brad Arthur has decided to utilise his squad with a couple of changes made this week.
  • David Gower and Peni Terepo have been dropped to the bench with Ray Stone and Tepai Moeroa getting the chance to impress ahead of the play-offs whilst Marata Niukore will start at lock with Daniel Alvaro reverting to the bench.

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

Head Coach: Des Hasler

Starting 13: Elliot, Taufua, Parker, Suli, Garrick, Walker, Cherry-Evans, Fonua-Blake, Koroisau, Taupau, Waddell, Sironen, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Fainu, Keppie, Perrett, Paseka – Reserves: Croker, Funa, Cust, Olakau’atu

Unavailable: Albert Hopoate, Toafofoa Sipley, Joel Thompson, Tom Trbojevic, Morgan Boyle, Jack Gosiewski

  • Manly were on the end of a heavy home defeat against Melbourne to leave their hopes of a top 4 finish hanging by a thread but the score was not the worst thing to come out of last week’s game.
  • The Sea Eagles suffered a huge blow with the loss with star fullback Tom Trbojevic who has been ruled out for the season with a ruptured pectoral and it will take a huge effort from Manly to fill the void he leaves.
  • Brendan Elliot will slot in at fullback whilst the Sea Eagles have also lost Jack Gosiewski and Morgan Boyle to injuries with Lloyd Perrett coming onto the bench alongside Sean Keppie who will make his NRL debut.

THE PREDICTION

Manly's hopes of challenging for the premiership received a devastating blow with Tom Trbojevic ruled out for the season. They will need to cope with that loss as they head to Parramatta this week with both desperate to end the season with a win but the Eels can edge this on home soil. If they do edge the win, they will want it to be by 11 points or more to leapfrog the Sea Eagles into fifth and it would also mean they have won more games at home than any other side in the NRL this season.

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