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Rd 13 Match Preview vs Warriors

There's no place like home for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and it could just well be the difference this Saturday night.

We take a look at the Round 13 clash against the Warriors at 4 Pines Park through our maroon and white glasses.

Team changes 

The Sea Eagles may be missing their brilliant half-back and captain in Daly Cherry-Evans due to Origin duty but they welcome back some key players.

Prop Martin Taupau (quad), Jason Saab (toe) and Karl Lawton (suspension) are all set to return while experienced five-eighth Kieran Foran moves to half-back to make way for Josh Schuster at six.

Look out for a big game from Jake Trbojevic as the stand in captain. Jake wears his heart on his sleeve and after missing out on Origin selection, expect the ever passionate Manly lock to come out with all guns blazing.

The Form

It's been a few weeks since we've heard our much loved victory song sang in the sheds after three straight losses.

It was a quiet and cold trip home from Melbourne after a very disappointing performance against the Storm, so let's hope the boys come out firing against an unpredictable Warriors outfit that have lost four games in a row.

As proud Manly Member Jake Costa's banner says, it's time to 'Push It Up Manly'.

Come on Manly Members, get out to 4 Pines Park and rally behind your boys. They need your support and besides, victory always feels way better when you're singing 'Eagle Rock' in the stands than at home.

Protect ‘The Fortress’

The Sea Eagles will also be very keen to maintain their unbeaten record at home this season following wins over the Bulldogs, Gold Coast Titans, and Wests Tigers at 4 Pines Park. 

"We want to build back that legacy that the last whole group of players built here,'' said full-back Reuben Garrick this week about putting the pride back into the home ground commonly referred to as ‘The Fortress’.

Last Time We Met

It was a day to remember for Tom Trbojevic in his 100th NRL match.

The champion full-back was at his scintillating best to steer the Sea Eagles to a 38-32 victory over the Warriors.

Trbojevic scored two tries and had a hand in six of the seven tries Manly scored in a dominant performance to again show why is one of the superstars of the NRL.

He wasn't alone in the try scoring department with flying Manly winger Jason Saab scoring a hat-trick of tries in the win.

Sea Eagles v Warriors classic tries

Golden Eagles Day

One of the most popular events on the Sea Eagles Game Day calender every year is the annual Golden Eagles Day at 4 Pines Park.

And the good news is, it's back for the Warriors match.

Former Sea Eagles players and officials across all grades will begin their traditional march from Manly Leagues Club from 5.15pm to 4 Pines Park before later doing a lap of honour to excited Manly fans who get the chance one again to see their former stars.

The Bears Are Back

Remember the great classic local derbies with our old foes, the North Sydney Bears?

The feuds, the controversy, and the joy of endless victories!

Well, the Bears are back at Brookvale to take on our Blacktown Workers team in the NSW Cup at 4 Pines Park this Saturday night.

The third placed North Sydney will be looking for their second victory over Blacktown Workers this season, so get to the ground and help lift our boys. Kick-off is 5.05pm. The game will also be shown live on Fox League.

Match Day Details

4.45pm: Gates open

5.05pm: NSW Cup Kick-off: Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles vs North Sydney Bears

5.15pm: Golden Eagles March from Manly Leagues Club

6.45pm: Golden Eagles Lap of Honour

7.35pm: NRL Kick-off: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs Warriors

Purchase tickets here 


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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