May 27, 2023 12:51 AM
Ash Wheldon

Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles – Regular Season – Preview & Prediction | NRL 2023

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When is Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles on and what time does it start? Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles will take place on Sunday 28th May, 2023 – 07:05 (UK)

Where is Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles will take place at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia

Where can I get tickets for Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles? Click here for ticket information on 2023 NRL matches

What channel is Newcastle Knights 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 Newcastle Knights 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



  • Newcastle Knights were unable to build on their win over Gold Coast Titans as they were outclassed by Cronulla Sharks in what was an underwhelming effort last week.
  • They posted just six points in that game and their lacklustre performance with the ball has seen Kalyn Ponga reverted to fullback with Tyson Gamble coming into the halves while Tyson Frizell has received a New South Wales call-up.

Starting 13: Ponga, Young, Gagai, Best, Marzhew, Gamble, Hastings, D. Saifiti, Crossland, Thompson, Johns, Fitzgibbon, Elliott – Interchanges: Miller, J. Saifiti, Hetherington, Croker – Reserves: Lucas, Tuala, Jones, Clune, Mann

Unavailable: Jayden Brailey (Injured), Tyson Frizell (Origin)


  • Manly Sea Eagles avoided a fourth successive defeat as they got back to winning ways in emphatic fashion, running in 42 points on the road against Canberra Raiders last week.
  • Despite the positivity from that success, the Sea Eagles will find it tough to back that up having lost the trio Trbojevic brothers with Tom away on Origin duty and Daly Cherry-Evans is also unavailable for the same reason.

Starting 13: Weekes, Saab, Parker, Koula, Garrick, Schuster, Johns, Paseka, Croker, Sipley, Olakau’atu, Fainu, Keppie – Interchanges: Tuipulotu, Lawton, Bullemor, Condon – Reserves: Boyle, Arthur, Matterson, Chan Kum Tong, Harper

Unavailable: Aaron Woods (Injured), Kelma Tuilagi (Injured), Josh Aloiai (Injured), Jake Trbojevic (Injured), Ben Trbojevic (Injured), Tom Trbojevic (Origin), Daly Cherry-Evans (Origin)


Newcastle Knights have lost four of their last five games but will view this as a winnable contest as they take on an under-strength Manly Sea Eagles outfit. The visitors come into this on the back of a superb win over Canberra Raiders but they are missing some key elements of their side with their fullback and halfback away on Origin duty. That will make it tough going for the away side and while it is hard to expect the Knights to prevail, they are the slight preference in this one.

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