Rd15 PREVIEW: Sharks v Sea Eagles
CRONULLA SHARKS v MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Round 15 - 2014 NRL Premierships
Saturday 21st June, 2014 – Remondis Stadium
NRL Kick-Off 7:30pm
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It’s the Battle of the Beaches as the hapless Sharks host the ruthless Sea Eagles at Remondis Stadium on Saturday night.
After enjoying the week off with the bye in round 14, both sides will head into Saturday night fresh and primed for a cracking match of footy.
Both teams are expected to welcome back a host of stars from Origin duty. Cronulla and Blues duo Paul Gallon and Luke Lewis return for their side as Manly welcome back Anthony Watmough and Queensland’s Daly Cherry-Evans.
The Sea Eagles travel to Cronulla with plenty of confidence, having won nine of their past 10 matches against the Sharks, including the last three.
But have no doubt; despite Cronulla’s poor form this season, the boys from the Shire won’t be an easy assignment for the men in Maroon and White.
Both their wins this season have come at home and they could be boosted by the return of Todd Carney and Andrew Fifita.
Sea Eagles Fullback Brett Stewart was instrumental the last time these two sides met back in round six.
The comprehensive 24-4 victory saw Stewart play a hand in three of his side’s five tries as Manly dismantled their opposition in a clinical first half display.
The home side produced 20 unanswered points to all but seal victory by half time.
Cronulla have the worst attack in the competition, last for points scored with 155. Manly have scored 264 points but sit eighth in attack.