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One of rugby league's great rivalries continues today when the Sea Eagles and the Bears go to battle once again.

The fiercest of rivals, the Sea Eagles and the Bears, clash in round 11 of the Intrust Super Premiership at the historic North Sydney Oval from 3pm.

The only difference is that the Sea Eagles carry the name of the Blacktown Workers Club while the Bears are the feeder team to South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Both sides go into the clash with just three wins from 10 games, and given the rivalry and where they sit on the ladder (Norths 9th, Blacktown 10th), won't need any added motivation to get up for this game.

The Sea Eagles head into the game on the back of a 28-22 loss to Newcastle Knights at home last Sunday while the Bears were crushed 38-14 by Penrith.

Blacktown Workers raced to a handy 14-0 lead against Newcastle through tries to winger Vai Toutai from a nice backline play, a powerful run from prop Toff Sipley, and a try to winger Maliko Filino, before the Knights hit back with two tries to trail 14-10 at half-time.

In a see-sawing second half, the scores were levelled at 22-22 after 72 minutes before the Knights sealed victory with a converted try two minutes from full-time.

The match was also the second game in less than 24 hours for Tom Wright, who played just six minutes in his NRL debut in Manly's win over Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium the night before.

It was a big effort by the 20-year-old to rush to Blacktown for the 3pm kick-off considering Manly's plane didn't land at Sydney Airport until 12.30pm.

The Bears and Sea Eagles clash is the final match of a triple header at North Sydney Oval as part of the NSWRL's Magic Weekend.

Round 11 Intrust Super Premiership

Sunday, May 20

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles v North Sydney Bears

North Sydney Oval, 3pm


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