New Zealand Warriors look to condemn Manly Sea Eagles to a 0-5 start when the two teams clash in NRL Round 5 action on Friday night.
New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Sea Eagles have lost 12 of their last 13 matches…
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Warriors vs Sea Eagles Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday April 9
⏰ Time: 6.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Central Coast Stadium
Rabbitohs vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)
- 27/9/20: Warriors 40-28 Sea Eagles
- 7/8/20: Sea Eagles 22-26 Warriors
- 9/8/19: Warriors 24-16 Sea Eagles
- 30/3/19: Sea Eagles 46-12 Warriors
- 9/6/18: Sea Eagles 14-34 Warriors
Warriors vs Sea Eagles Preview and Prediction
The Warriors will be confident of picking up their third win of the season when they face the struggling Sea Eagles on Friday night.
Manly are a club in absolute shambles and have been for a long time now. They can barely win a game without Tom Trbojevic and there’s no justifiable reason for extending Des Hasler’s contract based on their form over the last couple of seasons.
Things have already gone from bad to worse to start 2021, with the Sea Eagles losing all four games and conceding an average margin of 39 points.
Additionally, Manly have lost 12 of their last 13 games dating back to last season, conceding 26 points or more in all of those defeats.
The Sea Eagles hit a new low in front of their own fans last week, suffering a crushing 46-6 loss to the Panthers.
The Warriors will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing this Manly side. The Kiwi club have gone 2-2 to launch their season, beating the Titans and Raiders and going down to the Knights and Roosters.
One area of the game where the Warriors have been exceptionally strong this season is their completion rate, where they ranked No. 1 in the NRL. Manly are 15th in that regard, so discipline with the ball could be key on Friday night.
The Warriors have won their last three games against Manly and the Sea Eagles have shown absolutely no signs that they can snap that run here.
Warriors vs Sea Eagles Teams
Addin Fonua-Blake is out for the Warriors with a knee injury. Leeson Ah Mau starts at prop, while Kane Evans is set to make his club debut in place of the suspended Bunty Afoa.
Morgan Harper comes into the centres for Manly in place of the injured Moses Suli, while Toafofoa Sipley joins the bench with Morgan Boyle sidelined through injury.
Warriors team: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Adam Pompey 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Wayde Egan 10. Tohu Harris 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Jack Murchie 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Ben Murdoch-Masila 15. Tom Ale 16. Kane Evans 17. Josh Curran 18. Rocco Berry 20. Paul Turner 21. Jackson Frei 22. Taniela Otukolo
Sea Eagles team:1. Dylan Walker 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Jack Gosiewski 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Cade Cust 15. Toafofoa Sipley 16. Sean Keppie 17. Josh Aloiai 18. Tevita Funa 19. Zac Saddler 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Ben Trbojevic
Warriors vs Sea Eagles Stats
- Manly have lost 12 of their last 13 matches
- Manly have conceded an average of 39 points in 2021
- Manly have leaked 26 points or more in their last 12 defeats
- Warriors have won the last three meetings between the teams
- Manly have failed to cover the line in their last six matches
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