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ISP Preview - Round 12

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles will be looking to build momentum again in their charge for the Intrust Super Premiership finals when they host the New Zealand Warriors today.

The Sea Eagles sit in ninth place on the ladder with four wins from 11 matches to be on 11 competition points, equal with the eighth placed Newtown Jets.

The Warriors sit in sixth place on 12 points and a Sea Eagles win today will see them make a serious leap into the top eight after 12 rounds.

The last time the two teams met was in round six with the Warriors winning 34-4 at Mt Smart Stadium.

The Warriors led 10-4 at half-time before a second half blitz saw them score 24 unanswered points.

Since then, the Sea Eagles have won two of their next four games and head into today's clash on their home ground of HE Laybutt Field at Blacktown on the back of a 42-24 win over North Sydney Bears.

It was a fine performance from the Sea Eagles in the end after trailing 12-0 after 10 minutes.

Prop Toff Sipley, who made his NRL debut the night before in the win over the Melbourne Storm in Melbourne, backed up and scored two tries in the victory over the Bears. Forward James Hasson also grabbed a double in the win.

A victory over the Warriors will also see the Sea Eagles record just their second back-to-back result this season.

"That is our focus, to put in back-to-back performances a performance we can be proud of going into the bye next weekend,'' said Sea Eagles Coach Steven Hales.

"We have spoken about being a consistent footy side. We put in a decent performance against a quality Newcastle side (lost 28-22) and then backed it up last week against Norths, so we need to do again today."


Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles vs NZ Warriors

HE Laybutt Field, Blacktown

Kick-off 1pm


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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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