2021 NRL – New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Friday 9th April, 2021 – 09:00 (UK)

Where is New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast

Where can I get tickets for New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles 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 New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles? 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

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS

Starting 13: Tuivasa-Sheck, Fusitu’a, Pompey, Montoya, Maumalo, Nikorima, O’Sullivan, Ah Mau, Egan, Harris, Katoa, Murchie, Tevaga – Interchanges: Murdoch-Masila, Ale, Evans, Curran – Reserves: Berry, Turner, Frei, Otukolo

Unavailable: Karl Lawton (Injured), Euan Aitken (Injured), Chanel Harris-Tavita (Injured), Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (Suspended), Peta Hiku (Injured), Addin Fonua-Blake (Injured), Bunty Afoa (Suspended), Bayley Sironen (Injured)

  • New Zealand Warriors were right in the game at half-time of last week’s clash with Sydney Roosters but an underwhelming second half display saw them fall away as they suffered their second loss of the campaign.
  • Despite trailing by just four at the break, the Warriors were kept scoreless in the second period as the Roosters ran out 32-12 winners which came on the back of struggling for yardage with the Tricolours managing to run for almost 600 metres more than the Warriors.

MANLY SEA EAGLES

Starting 13: Walker, Saab, Parker, Harper, Garrick, Foran, Cherry-Evans, Paseka, Croker, Taupau, Gosiewski, Schuster, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Cust, Sipley, Keppie, Aloiai – Reserves: Funa, Saddler, Tuipulotu, B. Trbojevic

Unavailable: Tom Trbojevic (Injured), Jorge Taufua (Injured), Manase Fainu (Suspended), Haumole Olakau’atu (Injured), Curtis Sironen (Injured), Andrew Davey (Injured), Moses Suli (Injured), Morgan Boyle (Injured)

  • It was yet another hammering for Manly Sea Eagles as they shipped 46 points in a huge loss to Penrith Panthers last week and that 40-point defeat was the biggest losing margin that Manly have ever suffered on home soil.
  • Through four games, the Sea Eagles are conceding an average of 39 points per game which is an alarming figure while just as worrying is their lack of threat with the ball having averaged 8.5 points per game so far this season.

THE PREDICTION

Manly Sea Eagles have made a dreadful start to the NRL campaign and last week’s humiliating loss to Penrith Panthers saw them set an unwanted record. They have looked poor on both sides of the ball so far this season and New Zealand Warriors will look to capitalise on their woes as they too look to bounce back from a defeat. They were outclassed by Sydney Roosters last week and now have numerous injuries to deal with which has forced a reshuffle in the pack. Both teams have their injury issues but the Warriors look more equipped to deal with them and they can condemn Manly to yet another defeat here.

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