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NRL match preview: Sydney Roosters vs Manly Sea Eagles

Date: Friday 28th March
Kick-off: 7.40pm (Sydney time)

Teams

Roosters

1 Anthony Minichiello  2 Daniel Tupou 3 Michael Jennings 4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6 James Maloney 7 Mitchell Pearce 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9 Jake Friend 10 Sam Moa 11 Boyd Cordner 12 Mitchell Aubusson 13 Frank-Paul Nuuausala Interchange 14 Daniel Mortimer 15 Aidan Guerra 16 Dylan Napa 17 Kane Evans 18 Siosiua Taukeiaho

Sea Eagles

1 Peta Hiku 2 Cheyse Blair 3 Jamie Lyon (c) 4 Steve Matai 5 David Williams 6 Kieran Foran 7 Daly Cherry-Evans 8 Josh Starling 9 Matt Ballin 10 Brenton Lawrence 11 Anthony Watmough 12 Justin Horo 13 Glenn Stewart Interchange 14 James Hasson 15 Dunamis Lui 16 Jamie Buhrer 17 Jesse Sene-Lefao 18 Tony Satini

Preview

Round 4 of the 2014 competition kicks off with a replay of last years grand final as the Sydney Roosters take on the Manly Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium.‏

Both of these sides have had successful starts to the new season and a win in this clash would see the winner jump further up the competition ladder. Sydney Roosters showed guts in coming from behind and beating the Broncos last Friday night in Brisbane, while Manly edged out last year’s wooden spooners Parramatta at Brookvale.

However both of these clubs have stars set to miss this clash, the Roosters without Sonny Bill Willams and the Sea Eagles without fullback Brett Stewart.  Sydney Roosters are unchanged from last week.  Manly on the other hand will miss suspended Jason King, with Jesse Sene-Lefao.  Keiran Foran is a welcome return for the Sea Eagles.

With both teams in impressive form in the early stages of 2014 it is anyone’s guess as to who will walk away victors in this clash.

Prediction

Roosters by 6

Editor of nothingbutleague since site inception in 2013. Massive Penrith Panthers fan (Member 13120). Email: mattpnbl@outlook.com

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