2024 NRL: Round 10 Preview, Dolphins Vs Sea Eagles

Check out the match preview and prediction for the round 10 clash between The Dolphins and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

MATCHDAY NEWS

MATCHDAY SCHEDULE

The Dolphins Vs Sea Eagles
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Date: Thursday 9th May, 7:50pm

MATCHDAY TEAM NEWS

Dolphins: 1. Trai Fuller, 2. Jamayne Isaako, 3. Jake Averillo, 4. Herbie Farnworth, 5. Jack Bostock, 6. Kodi Nikorima, 7. Isaiya Katoa, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Jeremy Marshall-King, 10. Mark Nicholls, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Euan Aitken, 13. Max Plath, 14. Josh Kerr, 15. Kenny Bromwich, 16. Ray Stone, 17. Connelly Lemuelu, 18. Kurt Donoghoe, 19. Sean O’Sullivan, 20. Jarrod Wallace, 21. Edrick Lee, 22. Oryn Keeley

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic, 2. Jason Saab, 3. Tolutau Koula, 4. Reuben Garrick, 5. Tommy Talau, 6. Luke Brooks, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Taniela Paseka, 9. Karl Lawton, 10. Josh Aloiai, 11. Ben Trbojevic, 12. Corey Waddell, 13. Jake Trbojevic, 14. Gordon Chan Kum Tong, 15. Toafofoa Sipley, 16. Ethan Bullemor, 17. Matthew Lodge, 18. Aaron Woods, 19. Jakob Arthur, 20. Jaxson Paulo, 21. Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega, 22. Ben Condon

Referee: Ashley Klein

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MATCHDAY PREVIEW

The opening match of round 10 sees the Dolphins take on the Sea Eagles in what’s set to be a blockbuster at Suncorp Stadium.

For the Dolphins, Herbie Farnworth returns from injury at centre, replacing Tesi Niu who drops out of the side with an ankle injury. Kenny Bromwich also returns on the bench with Kurt Donoghoe dropping back to 18th Man.

The return of Herbie Farnworth is a big boost for the Dolphins. Not only because of what he brings in attack, but his lockdown defence is world class in the centre position. This week he’ll be up against Reuben Garrick, so he’ll have his hands full. The Dolphins are shooting for four straight wins for the first time in club history. They come into this one full of confidence after securing a comeback win over the Cowboys in Townsville, which is always a tough place to win.

For the Sea Eagles, Lachlan Croker failed his HIA last week, so will miss the game. He’s replaced in the starting side by Karl Lawton, with Gordon Chan Kum Tong the new man on the bench. Ben Trbojevic returns from a hamstring injury in the back row, with Ethan Bullemor moving to the bench. Nathan Brown drops out of the 17 with a hip flexor injury.

The Sea Eagles would still be reeling from their defeat at the hands of the Raiders last week, where they surrendered a 20-point lead in front of their home fans. Now they have a two-game road trip to Suncorp Stadium, with their first opponent being The Dolphins. The return of Ben Trbojevic adds a lot of versatility to their side, but defensively they’ll need to be on their game if they’re going to stop the Dolphins, who are scoring plenty of points of late. Gordon Chan Kum Tong could add some real impact off the bench if he can isolate Dolphins defenders in the middle and combine with a flying Tom Trbojevic.

Head-to-head stats can be found at Round 10 Number Crunch.

MATCHDAY PREDICTION

Check out all the NRL Predictions for round 10 here.

Dolphins by 4 points.

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