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Round 10 Match Preview vs Broncos

The feature Friday night Magic Round match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Brisbane Broncos is shaping up to be a beauty.

We take a look at the match through our maroon and white glasses.

The Form

The Sea Eagles returned to the winner's circle last week with a strong 36-22 victory over the Wests Tigers at 4 Pines Park last Saturday to sit in seventh position with five wins from nine matches.

Fresh from a sounding victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs last week, the eighth-placed Broncos will be chasing their fourth straight victory of the season when they take on the Sea Eagles on their home turf.

Team Changes

Haumole Olakau'atu returns to the side after missing last week's win over the Wests Tigers through illness. The barnstorming second-rower has not played since the round seven loss to Cronulla.

Hard working back-rower Andrew Davey has also overcome a shoulder injury suffered against Cronulla.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Te Maire Martin
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Christian Tuipulotu
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Ben Trbojevic
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Tolutau Koula
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Selwyn Cobbo
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Tyson Gamble
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Corey Jensen
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Billy Walters
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Sean Keppie
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Kurt Capewell
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Ethan Bullemor
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Dylan Walker
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Cory Paix
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Andrew Davey
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Kobe Hetherington
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Martin Taupau
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Keenan Palasia

Reserves

  • Replacement for Sea Eagles is number 19 Morgan Harper
    Replacement for Broncos is number 18 Brenko Lee

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Last Time We Met

The Sea Eagles recorded a crushing 50-6 victory to record their biggest ever win over the Broncos in front of a crowd of 41,367.

Full-back Tom Trbojevic and winger Jason Saab scored two tries each with Manly leading 20-6 at half-time.

Lachlan Croker, Sean Keppie, Josh Schuster and Jake Trbojevic also crossed for tries while winger Reuben Garrick had a perfect night out with the boot, kicking nine from nine.

Head to Head

Played 48: Manly 24, Brisbane 23, 1 draw

The 7s

Two of the NRL's best kickers will go head to head on Friday night in Daly Cherry-Evans and Adam Reynolds.

Just six metres separate the pair for most kick metres this season with Cherry-Evans on 4090 metres from nine games and Reynolds on 4084 from eight matches.

Cherry-Evans also leads the way with the most 40/20s kicked this season (two) and has also kicked two field goals.

And when it comes to laying on tries, 'DCE' has seven try assist to his name!

Cherry-Evans also needs just five more points to bring up 600 points for the Sea Eagles in his magnificent career.

The 'Bully' returns to Brisbane

Look out for a strong game from Manly second-rower Ethan Bullemor on Friday night against his former club.

'Bully' played 25 matches for the  Broncos before joining the Sea Eagles this season on a two-year deal.

A player with great speed and power, Bullemor is really starting to find his feet now at the Sea Eagles.

Knock 'em down Josh

The Broncos had better keep an eye out for tough Manly prop Josh Aloiai close to the line.

Aloiai was like a human bowling bowl in skittling five Wests Tigers players in a barnstorming try under the posts in his first game back in three weeks.

The aggressive prop will again look to dominant in the middle to provide a platform for experienced halves Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran

 

 

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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