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Steve Matai : National Rugby League, Round 25, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Vs Melbourne Storm at Brookvale Oval. Saturday 24th August 2013. Photo by Robb Cox ©

There's a few key changes to this week's side to take on the Melbourne Storm as the side goes #Back2Brookie for the first time in 2015.

Geoff Toovey has named powerhouse Centre Steve Matai to return to the side in place of Clinton Gutherson (ACL - season), while Jack Littlejohn steps up in place of the missing Kieran Foran who is out with a hamstring injury.

Kiwi front-rower Ligi Sao has also been named in place of the suspended James Hasson. It will be Sao's first NRL game since the 15th of July, 2013 when he took the field for his NRL debut against the North Queensland Cowboys. 

Matai has been progressing well in his recovery from shoulder surgery in the off-season, with Littlejohn showing a number of times last season that he's s a more than capable top-level five-eighth. 


NRL Sea Eagles team list 

1. Brett Stewart proudly sponsored by Acenet Solutions

2. Cheyse Blair  proudly sponsored by Hit Cafe

3. Jamie Lyon proudly sponsored by Thompson Health Care

4. Steve Matai proudly sponsored by Beachwheels Automotive

5. Peta Hiku proudly sponsored by Foleys Nursery

6. Jack Littlejohn proudly sponsored by Urban Building

7. Daly Cherry-Evans proudly sponsored by Forsite Constructions

8. Willie Mason proudly sponsored by CAP Transport

9. Matt Ballin proudly sponsored by Footpower

10. Brenton Lawrence proudly sponsored by Innovative Print Solutions

11. Feleti Mateo proudly sponsored by Allan Hall Business Advisors

12. Tom Symonds proudly sponsored by

13. Dunamis Lui proudly sponsored by Fluid Building Services


14. Jesse Sene-Lefao proudly sponsored by Rope Access and Engineering

15. Blake Leary proudly sponsored by Belrose Hotel

16. Ligi Sao proudly sponsored by TOT Transport

17. Luke Burgess proudly sponsored by CLA

18. Justin Horo

Coach: Geoff Toovey

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