The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles take on the Canberra Raiders at Lavington Sports Ground, Albury in what will be the 48th meeting between the two sides.
Head to Head overall:
Sea Eagles 29
Last time they met:
Round 8 2014 was the last time these two sides met in what was a convincing win for the Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval. The Sea Eagles managed to notch up seven tries in just over half an hour as a Daly Cherry-Evans inspired Sea Eagles put the Raiders to the sword.
Manly started brightly in the match when a Cherry-Evans pass found Peta Hiku who put the first points on the board for the afternoon.
Jamie Lyon, Brenton Lawrence and Anthony Watmough, added consecutive try’s for the Sea Eagles before Peta Hiku bagged his second for the game. Brett Stewart then decided to put his name on the board to put the Sea Eagles to a 36-0 lead with only 30 minutes played.
Peta Hiku grabbed his third try for the game before, Reece Robinson and Jarrod Croker responded for Canberra. But Hiku was in the mood, and grabbed his fourth for the match after great build up play from Cherry-Evans and Brett Stewart. Jorge Taufua then finished off a brilliant team effort to put Manly with 54 points on the board. Jack Wighton and Josh McCrone added a couple of late consolation tries for the Green Machine but the game was already well and truly won by the boys in Maroon.
The game finished 54-18 with the Manly Sea Eagles soaring to an easy win over the Raiders.
Last five meetings
Manly have currently recorded five wins out of their previous five meetings with the Raiders and the Manly crowd will be hoping that this form continues.
9th May 2011 Round 9 – Manly 20-0 Brookvale Oval
6th May 2012 Round 9 – Manly 18-12 Brookvale Oval
25th May 2013 Round 11 – Manly 16-10 Brookvale Oval
25th August 2013 Round 24 – Manly 36-22 Canberra Stadium
27th April 2014 Round 8 – Manly 54-18 Brookvale Oval
This is the first time both teams will play in Albury.
Manly’s biggest win against the Raiders came in 1982 at Brookvale Oval when they ran out 61-20 winners over the Canberra side.
Canberra biggest win against the Sea Eagles 30-6 in Canberra in 1994 in their premiership winning year.
Out of both sides Tom Symonds is the only player to have played at Lavington Sports Ground when he lined up for NSW City against NSW Country in 2011.
Peta Hiku scored 4 tries the last time these two sides met in Round 8 at Brookvale Oval with the Sea Eagles running out comfortable 54-18 winners.
Manly have won the last 9 out of their past 10 previous encounters.
Brett Stewart only needs one more try to get 150 career tries.