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Rd 14 NRL Preview: Sea Eagles vs Wests Tigers

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will take on the Wests Tigers for the second time in five weeks at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday, June 12.

We take a look at the Round 14 Telstra Premiership match through our maroon and white glasses!

The Form

The Sea Eagles returned to the winners list last week with a 44-12 thumping of the Warriors after a tough past month.

Manly ran in seven tries to record their sixth win to sit just two points outside the top eight in 10th position.

The 13th placed Wests Tigers have lost four of their past five games and with the departure this week of Coach Michael Maguire, will be out to prove a point to interim coach Brett Kimmorley.

Last Time We Met

A two try haul to Ben Trbojevic saw the Sea Eagles record a 36-22 win over the Wests Tigers at 4 Pines Park last month.

The NRL match was played in front of a sold out crowd of 17,385 on a special day for the Trbojevic family with Tom, Jake and Ben playing and starting together for the first time in the NRL at 4 Pines Park.

Special moment..Ben Trbojevic goes over for his first NRL try.
Special moment..Ben Trbojevic goes over for his first NRL try. ©NRL Photos

Unfortunately this time around, Ben and Tom will miss Sunday’s game through injury.

Jake will be out for another big game like last week against the Warriors to remind the NSW selectors what they missed out on in the game one loss to Queensland on Wednesday night.

Captain my Captain!

Brilliant Manly half-back Daly Cherry-Evans will be keen to back up on Sunday after a superb leadership performance as captain in Queensland's win over the NSW Blues on Wednesday night.

Cherry-Evans captained the Maroons for the 10th time and capped off a fine game with a superb try.

Look out for another quality game from our inspirational Manly captain and beloved number seven.


Head to Head: Played 33, Sea Eagles 19, Wests Tigers 14

Campbelltown Stadium: Played 2: Sea Eagles 1, Wests Tigers 1

A rare trip down M5!

When was the last time you ventured out to Campbelltown to watch the mighty Sea Eagles play?

Sunday’s game against the Wests Tigers will be just the third match played at Campbelltown since the joint venture’s first year in 2000.

The first match against Wests Tigers at Campbelltown was on July 29, 2013, with Manly winning 36-18.

The second game saw the Sea Eagles go down 22-20 on August 23, 2018, in a match that saw Daly Cherry-Evans miss a 47-metre penalty goal after the siren to draw level.

Triple Header time again!

We did it at 4 Pines Park in May, so now it’s the Wests Tigers turn to host the Sea Eagles in a rare Triple Header day once again.

If you enjoyed the trip down memory lane at 4 Pines, then head to Campbelltown to support the Sea Eagles in three grades.

Rd 14 Game Day Schedule

9:30am - Gates open

9.45am Jersey Flegg: Sea Eagles vs Wests Tigers

11.30am NSW Cup: Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles vs Western Suburbs Magpies

2pm NRL:  Sea Eagles vs Wests Tigers


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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