September 22, 2021 2:39 PM
Ash Wheldon

2021 NRL – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Friday 24th September, 2021 – 10:50 (UK)

Where is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Where can I get tickets for South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is South Sydney Rabbitohs 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 South Sydney Rabbitohs 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

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

Starting 13: Taaffe, Johnston, Gagai, Graham, Paulo, Walker, Reynolds, Nicholls, Cook, Tatola, Kolomatangi, Su’A, Murray – Interchanges: Marshall, Host, Burgess, Arrow – Reserves: Milne, Mago, Burns, Cartwright

Unavailable: Brock Gardner (Injured), Josh Mansour (Injured), Latrell Mitchell (Suspended)

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs earned the week off as they upset Penrith Panthers in the opening round of the finals, securing their berth in the preliminary finals and the rest is likely to have done them good.
  • The Rabbitohs left everything on the pitch as they battled tremendously to keep the Panthers at bay, limiting them to just ten points and only one try with their defensive efforts in that game setting out their stall for the rest of their finals campaign.

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, Funa

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

  • Manly Sea Eagles produced a brilliant response to their heavy loss to Melbourne Storm by dumping Sydney Roosters out of the NRL finals with a one-sided victory in last week’s semi-final clash.
  • Fullback Tom Trbojevic was back to his best and had a hand in everything good that Manly did, helping his side to a 42-6 win and move them to within just one game of making the Grand Final but the Sea Eagles could be in for some injury strife with centre Brad Parker a doubt.

THE PREDICTION

This should be an excellent contest to determine the first team to advance to the NRL Grand Final as South Sydney Rabbitohs take on Manly Sea Eagles. The Rabbitohs come into this refreshed after earning the week off thanks to a win over Penrith Panthers in their opening game of the finals while the Sea Eagles have had to do it the hard way. They suffered a big loss in week 1 as they were well-beaten by minor premiers Melbourne Storm but they put that behind them with an impressive performance to see off Sydney Roosters last week. There is very little between these two teams with both posting potent attacking quality but having won the last four matches between the two as well as coming into this the fresher of the two, South Sydney are favoured to book their spot in 3rd October showpiece.

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