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NRL match preview: Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles

Date: Saturday May 10
Venue: AAMI Park
Kick-off: 7:30pm


Melbourne Storm

Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Will Chambers, Mahe Fonua, Young Tonumaipea, Ben Hampton, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (c), Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Interchange: Kenny Bromwich. Tohu Harris. Mitch Garbutt. George Rose

Manly Sea Eagles

Brett Stewart (C), Jorge Taufua, Peta Hiku, Steve Matai, David Williams, Jack Littlejohn, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Brenton Lawrence, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Jamie Buhrer, Interchange: James Hasson, Dunamis Lui, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Jason King


Manly have lost Jamie Lyon and Glenn Stewart from their last outing against Canberra to go with Kieran Foran. Anthony Watmough and Daly Cherry-Evans are both carrying injuries and could be late withdrawals. Keep an eye out on the NSW Cup team which plays on Saturday afternoon to see if there will be any surprise inclusions.

The Sea Eagles and Storm resume their rivalry down in Melbourne where Manly have not recorded a win since 2010. These two met in the first round of the season and were separated by a golden point with Melbourne getting away with a come from behind victory.

Both teams come into this game a little down for different reasons. Melbourne have clearly been in a form slump having lost four of their last five and Manly enter the game with a lot of their difference makers either out or carrying injury.

Manly may take a more centered approach to their attack with both edges hampered by injuries, Daly Cherry-Evans will be the conductor once again with Jack Littlejohn playing a reliable support role as he did in his last outing.


Sea Eagles 16 Storm 12

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