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Rd 18 NRL Match Preview vs Knights

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will be out to stop a Knights crusade at 4 Pines Park on Saturday, July 16.

We take a look at the Round 18 Telstra Premiership match through our maroon and white glasses!

Team Changes

Hardworking prop Josh Aloiai has been named in the squad to play the Knights after missing the last start win over the Melbourne Storm at 4 Pines Park after suffering concussion playing for Samoa in the Pacific Test.

The Sea Eagles will continue to monitor the fitness of Daly Cherry-Evans and Jake Trbojevic following the brutal State of Origin decider in Brisbane on Wednesday night.

The Form

Manly have won three of their past four matches to sit in eighth position on the NRL ladder.

A win over the 12th placed Knights is vital for the Sea Eagles considering the traffic jam around eighth place with eight rounds remaining before the finals.

The Sea Eagles were impressive in their last start win over the Storm despite another slip in concentration that allowed the visitors to almost steal the game late.

Head to Head

Played: 56, Manly 34, Newcastle 22.

Triple the Fun

You’ve asked for it and it’s back by popular demand!

For the second time this season, the Sea Eagles will stage a triple header at 4 Pines Park on Saturday as part of our huge URM Community Round.

It all kicks-off at 12.40pm when Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles play in the NSW Cup before Manly's very exciting Jersey Flegg Cup team takes to the field at 3.15pm.

This is one team Sea Eagles team fans should arrive early for to watch as they look to make their charge into the finals.

And then, it’s NRL showtime at the 'Fortress' at 5.40pm. It's going to be a huge Super Saturday!

Last time We Met

Andrew Davey, Morgan Harper, Karl Lawton, Haumole Olakau’atu and Taniela Paseka all crossed for tries in Manly's 30-6 win in Newcastle in round five,.

Reuben Garrick kicked five from six goals in a strong win considering the miserable, wet conditions.

It was a special night for Davey who crossed for his first NRL try in just his fourth game back this season from a season ending knee reconstruction last year.

A great Knight out!

The Sea Eagles claimed a 48-10 victory back on August 15,  2004, in Round 23 at Brookvale.

Leading 18-4 at half-time, the Sea Eagles ran in 30 points in the second half with winger Scott Donald and the “Prince of Brookvale”, Brett Stewart, each bagging two tries.


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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