Harold Matthews finals | Sea Eagles team to play Souths

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will play South Sydney Rabbitohs in week one of the NSWRL Harold Matthews Cup finals at Lottoland on Saturday, April 13.

The Sea Eagles finished the regular season in third place and the Rabbitohs in second. The match kicks off at 10am. Manly and Souths won seven of their eight matches with the Rabbitohs moving into second place on a better points differential (10 points).

The two teams met in the final round last Saturday with the Sea Eagles winning 28-24 at Blacktown to end Souths’ undefeated run. Both teams scored five tries each in a match that saw Souths lead 12-6 at half-time.

Manly’s Road to the Finals

Rd 1: d Canberra 28-22, Rd 2: lost to Newcastle 24-14, Rd 3: bye; Rd 4: d St George 34-12, Rd 5: d North Sydney 58-10, Rd 6: d Western Suburbs 32-16, Rd 7: d Sydney Roosters 28-12, Rd 8: d Central Coast Roosters 18-10, Rd 9: d South Sydney 28-24.

Sea Eagles team to play Souths

1 Luke Tucker

2 Konisi Vosaicake

3 Filipo Whitehouse-Opetaia

4 Ollie Cummins

5 Zion Paulo

6 Izaak Nasio

7 Daniel O'Donnell (c)

8 Dion Yazdani

9 Kobe Fulton

10 Israel Ahofono

11 Tom Wheen

12 Ibrahim Fakhri

13 Oscar Palin

Interchange

15 Fifili Tonga

17 Latrell Fonua

18 Samuela Fainu

TBA