August 28, 2021 7:51 PM
Ash Wheldon

2021 NRL – Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs taking place? Sunday 29th August, 2021 – 04:50 (UK)

Where is Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs taking place? Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe

Where can I get tickets for Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs 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 Canterbury Bulldogs? 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

THE TEAM NEWS

MANLY SEA EAGLES

Starting 13: T. Trbojevic, Saab, Parker, Harper, Garrick, Foran, Cherry-Evans, Sipley, Croker, Taupau, Olakau’atu, Schuster, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Walker, Lawton, Sironen, Aloiai – Reserves: Suli, De Luis

Unavailable: Manase Fainu (Suspended), Andrew Davey (Injured), Morgan Boyle (Injured), Sean Keppie (Personal Reasons), Taniela Paseka (Injured), Tevita Funa (Suspended)

  • Manly Sea Eagles had to dig deep to keep their hopes of making the top four alive and their narrow win over Canberra Raiders last week means that their fate is now in their own hands following Sydney Roosters’ loss to South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday.
  • Trailing 12-0 at the break, the Sea Eagles managed to fight back to claim the win despite missing star man Tom Trbojevic but his return here should aid his side’s attacking play after stuttering to just 19 points last week.

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

Starting 13: Meaney, Allan, Hopoate, Schoupp, Okunbor, Averillo, Flanagan, Seumanufagai, Biondi-Odo, Hetherington, Doorey, Stimson, Jackson – Interchanges: Wakeham, Ogden, Patolo, S. Katoa – Reserves: Manu, Topine

Unavailable: Christian Crichton (Injured), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (Injured), Chris Smith (Injured), Nick Cotric (Injured), Ofahiki Ogden (Injured), Dylan Napa (Suspended), Corey Waddell (Suspended), Adam Elliott (Suspended), Jeremy Marshall-King (Personal Reasons), Lachlan Lewis (Suspended)

  • Canterbury Bulldogs’ losing streak now stands at nine matches after their defeat to Newcastle Knights last week ensured that they would end the campaign with the wooden spoon.
  • Trent Barrett has failed to get his side going and while they will be desperate to add to their two wins so far this season, this looks a tall order against an in-form side that they went down to in a humiliating 0-66 defeat earlier in the year.

THE PREDICTION

Manly Sea Eagles can end the round in fourth spot and move a step closer to achieving their goal as they take on bottom side Canterbury Bulldogs. This looks like a huge mismatch on paper and that proved to be the case when the Sea Eagles blew their opponents off the park in an embarrassing way when they last met. That might ignite a response from the Bulldogs as they aim to right the wrongs of that wretched display but having lost their last nine games, it is difficult to envisage them getting anywhere near Manly who can cover the huge -32 handicap on the way to recording another blowout.

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