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Sea Eagles ready for Suncorp Showdown

Is tonight the night the Sea Eagles finally breakthrough for that much needed victory?

And if it is to be, then what better venue and atmosphere to do it in then in front of a massive 'home' crowd at Suncorp Stadium in the annual NRL Indigenous Round.

The Sea Eagles tackle the Brisbane Broncos for the third consecutive year in a Manly home game as part of the very popular Brisbane Double Header. Premiers Melbourne Storm tackle the Gold Coast Titans in the earlier game.

For Manly, the chance to spend a few days together in Brisbane has not only meant a change of scenery, but following a solid week of training, there is an air of confidence around the Sea Eagles camp of capturing that third win of the season.

And going by the last two weeks, despite being on the end of narrow losses to the Newcastle Knights and the Sydney Roosters, the team is heading in the right track. Cut out some errors and drops balls, and it will go a long way to claiming those two valued competition points

Remember, a desperate outfit is a dangerous team!

The Sea Eagles platform will again be led up front by the man who is the form prop of the competition in Kiwi international Martin Taupau.

The man nick-named 'Kapow' ran an astonishing 290 metres from 26 runs in just 57 minutes of quality action in the loss to the Roosters.

A repeat performance of that, and with the ever improving Addin Fonua-Blake doing his hard yards, will allow the likes of quality halves Daly Cherry-Evans and Dylan Walker – the latter getting back to his best form – to create plenty of opportunities for the backs.

And should the Sea Eagles get off to a positive start, their confidence will grow against a Broncos side who have been struggling with consistency in recent weeks.

The stage is set for another Double Header blockbuster. Can the Sea Eagles bring it 'home'?

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos

Saturday 7.30pm, Suncorp Stadium

Head-to-head: Played 43; Sea Eagles 21 wins, Broncos 21 wins, 1 draw

At Suncorp Stadium: Played 20; Broncos 12, Sea Eagles 8

2017 result: Broncos 24 Sea Eagles 14, Suncorp Stadium, Rd 10

Points per game: Sea Eagles 20.4; Broncos 18
Points conceded per game: Sea Eagles 24.8; Broncos 21.6

Televised: Live on Fox League


Acknowledgement of Country

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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