September 01, 2021 1:39 PM
Ash Wheldon

2021 NRL – North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly Sea Eagles Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Saturday 4th September, 2021 – 08:30 (UK)

Where is North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville

Where can I get tickets for North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly Sea Eagles? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is North Queensland Cowboys 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 North Queensland Cowboys 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

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

Starting 13: Tabuai-Fidow, Feldt, Holmes, Hampton, Taulagi, Drinkwater, Dearden, Hess, Robson, McLean, Condon, Nanai, Taumalolo – Interchanges: Granville, Luki, Dunn, Neame – Reserves: Gilbert, Asi, Burr, Lemuelu

Unavailable: Javid Bowen (Injured), Kane Bradley (Injured), Reuben Cotter (Injured)

  • After hitting double-figures on their losing streak, North Queensland Cowboys were able to find a way to win at the 11th time of asking as they came out on top of their clash with St. George Illawarra Dragons last week.
  • The Cowboys produced a superb second half display as they fought back from a 20-10 deficit by scoring 28 points to seal the win but their joy could be short-lived as they wrap their campaign up with a tough game against Manly Sea Eagles, a side that have defeated them in three successive clashes.

MANLY SEA EAGLES

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

Unavailable: Manase Fainu (Suspended), Andrew Davey (Injured), Morgan Boyle (Injured), Tevita Funa (Suspended)

  • Manly Sea Eagles put themselves in the driving seat for a top four spot by overcoming wooden spoonists Canterbury Bulldogs last week as they leapfrogged Sydney Roosters following their loss to South Sydney Rabbitohs.
  • The Sea Eagles have now won their last three matches as well as six of their last seven and they can complete their remarkable turnaround this campaign by winning again here to finish fourth which would be a superb achievement having lost their opening four matches of the season.

THE PREDICTION

North Queensland Cowboys will look to finish a disappointing campaign on a high but they face a difficult task having won just one of their last 11 matches. That success did come last time out but this is a much tougher challenge as they take on top four hopefuls Manly Sea Eagles. With six wins in their last seven as well as three successive wins against the Cowboys, the Sea Eagles look capable of earning the win they need to secure fourth place and it would be a surprise if they were not comfortable victors of 13+ points in this one.

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