Manly Sea Eagles look for their second win over the New Zealand Warriors in the space of a month when they face off at Lottoland on Sunday.
Sea Eagles vs Warriors Tips, Preview & Predictions
Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Sea Eagles are attempting to snap a six-game losing streak at Lottoland…
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Sea Eagles vs Warriors Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday May 9
⏰ Time: 2.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Lottoland
Sea Eagles vs Warriors Head to Head (last five matches)
- 9/4/21: Warriors 12-13 Sea Eagles
- 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
Sea Eagles vs Warriors Preview and Prediction
Manly’s resurgence this season started with a nail-biting win over the Warriors and they will be aiming to repeat that victory when they host the Kiwi club on Sunday afternoon in Brookvale.
The Sea Eagles had been enduring a woeful start to the season as star fullback Tom Trbojevic was sidelined with injury, but they managed to grab their first win of the year in thrilling fashion as Daly Cherry-Evans slotted home a field goal in the final seconds to hand his side a 13-12 victory.
Trbojevic returned the following week and Manly proceeded to crush the Titans 36-0. Des Hasler’s side backed it up the following week with another demolition job of the Tigers, prevailing by a 40-6 scoreline.
Manly faced an enormous test in the form of undefeated competition leaders Penrith last week, but they certainly didn’t disgrace themselves and were right in the game until the 77th minute when the Panthers sealed the contest 28-16.
All of a sudden the Sea Eagles appear a genuine top eight side with Trbojevic – who has scored a try in all three of his games since returning – back in their side. Can they keep their positive momentum going on Sunday afternoon in front of their home fans?
Meanwhile, the Warriors are flowing along nicely after eight rounds and find themselves in seventh spot on the ladder having won two of their last three games.
The Warriors haven’t really stood out with any eye-catching performances and have lost some poor games against a then out-of-form Manly side and the Knights – along with big defeats to top sides like the Roosters and Storm.
However, they are doing what they need to do and you can only play what’s in front of you. The Warriors have defeated the Cowboys and Dragons in two of their last three weeks, in-between a 42-20 loss to Melbourne.
Manly have lost their last six games at Lottoland, but I think that streak ends on Sunday. The Sea Eagles beat the Warriors just a few weeks ago without their star No. 1 – they should be able to double down with a relatively convincing victory in this clash.
Sea Eagles vs Warriors Teams
Josh Aloiai and Marty Taupau are out injured for the Sea Eagles, while centre Moses Suli has been named to return from a back injury.
Eliesa Katoa returns for the Warriors in the second row, while halfback Chanel Harris-Tavita has been named in the reserves after being sidelined with a foot injury.
Sea Eagles team: 1. Tom Trbojevic 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. Sean Keppie 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Cade Cust 15. Moses Suli 16. Zac Saddler 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Ben Trbojevic 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Jorge Taufua
Warriors team: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Edward Kosi 3. Adam Pompey 4. Rocco Berry 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Reece Walsh 7. Kodi Nikorima 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Josh Curran 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Bayley Sironen 18. Jack Murchie 20. Chanel Harris-Tavita 21. Tom Ale 22. Euan Aitken
Sea Eagles vs Warriors Stats
- Warriors have won three of the last four meetings between the teams
- Manly won their last encounter 13-12 on April 9
- Manly have lost their last six games at Lottoland
- Manly have won three of their last four matches
- Manly have scored 36+ points in two of their last three matches
- Tom Trbojevic has scored a try in his three matches since returning from injury
- Jason Saab has scored a try in his last four matches
- Ken Maumalo has scored a try in his last two games vs Manly
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