Two Sea Eagles teams in finals
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have qualified for the NSW Cup and Holden Cup finals.
Both teams are safe whilst the NRL side must beat Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval this Friday night and have St George-Illawarra lose to Gold Coast to keep their finals hopes alive.
Heading into the final round of the NSW Cup this weekend, the Sea Eagles sit in seventh place on 26 points. They tackle the sixth placed Newcastle Knights (28 points) at Brookvale Oval this Saturday at 3pm.
The Knights have a superior for and against of 25 points on the Sea Eagles. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are also on 28 points but the Sea Eagles are 39 different points behind them.
At best, the Sea Eagles can finish as high as fifth if they can overcome the Knights and their points differential. The Bulldogs would also have to lose heavily to the 11th placed Wests Tigers at home too.
At worst, the Sea Eagles will finish eighth if they lose to the Knights and the eighth placed North Sydney Bears (26 points) get beaten at Henson Park by Newtown. The Bears sit four points behind the Sea Eagles on for and against.
The Sea Eagles can also remain in seventh place with victory over Newcastle but fail to overcome the points differential between the two teams providing the Bears don’t win by more than four points.
Entry to Brookvale Oval for the Knights match on Saturday is free.
With two rounds remaining in the U20s Holden Cup, the fourth placed Sea Eagles take on the fifth placed Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval this Friday night from 5.30pm.
Manly Warringah are on 29 points with the Roosters on 28 points. The winner of this match will take fourth place heading into the final round the following weekend. The Warriors round out the eight on 25 points.
The lowest the Sea Eagles could finish is eighth place should they lose both games and results go against them.
The Sea Eagles have a 6-4 win/loss record at Brookvale this season.
Manly Warringah were minor premiers of the Holden Cup in 2009 but failed to go on to win the premiership.