2020 NRL – Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks taking place? Sunday 28th June, 2020 – 07:05 (UK)

Where is Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks taking place? Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast

What is the expected weather for Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks? 15c, partly cloudy

What channel is Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

Where can I get tickets for Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks? Click here for ticket information on 2020 NRL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

MANLY SEA EAGLES

Starting 13: Elliot, Taufua, Parker, Funa, Garrick, Croker, Cherry-Evans, Fonua-Blake, Levi, Taupau, Thompson, Sironen, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Cust, Gosiewski, Keppie, Paseka – Reserves: Boyle, Miski

Unavailable: Manase Fainu (Disciplinary), Albert Hopoate (Injured), Moses Suli (Injured), Corey Waddell (Injured), Tom Trbojevic (Injured), Dylan Walker (Injured)

  • Manly Sea Eagles showed unbelievable grit and determination to overcome Canberra Raiders last week as they overcame some real strife during the game which saw them lose two key players to injury.
  • Dylan Walker left the field in the early stages while Tom Trbojevic failed to see the game out after a second half hamstring injury but that did not stop the Sea Eagles from earning a highly-commendable victory despite those setbacks.
  • Manly defended for their lives and played a sensible game with the ball as they completed at 90% but this will be a tough task with their injured stars missing for this game, although they are boosted by the return of Martin Taupau and Jorge Taufua.

CRONULLA SHARKS

Starting 13: Moylan, Katoa, Dugan, Ramien, Goodwin, Johnson, Townsend, Fifita, Brailey, Woods, Nikora, Graham, Williams – Interchanges: Rudolf, Hamlin-Uele, Talakai, Hunt – Reserves: Sorensen, Moylan, Tracey

Unavailable: Cameron King (Injured), Bronson Xerri (Disciplinary), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Injured)

  • Cronulla Sharks took advantage of some shoddy edge defence from Canterbury Bulldogs to seal an important victory with that win seeing them bounce back from their poor display and defeat against St. George Illawarra Dragons in their previous contest.
  • The Sharks were far from perfect but did enough to come out on top of a tight affair with Sione Katoa bagging an eye-catching hat-trick and they will believe they can topple their injury hit opponents in this game.
  • Head coach John Morris has seen no reason to change his side this week, although Andrew Fifita has been named to start with Braden Hamlin-Uele listed as an interchange but that was also the case last week before they switched roles before kick-off.

THE PREDICTION

Manly Sea Eagles will want to bottle up last week’s effort and desire and use it moving forward as they dug deep to earn an impressive victory over Canberra Raiders last week. That win came at a cost with two of their spine suffering injury setbacks during that contest and they will now be sidelined here in what is a weakened side. They host Cronulla Sharks, a team they have had great success against for a long period now and despite lacking some of their attacking weapons, the Sea Eagles should be able to edge the win to make it 12 wins from 13 against the Sharks.

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