Manly Warringah Sea Eagles clash with the Canberra Raiders in Round 24 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday.
It’s a venue that holds no fear for the Sea Eagles, having won 10 of 17 matches there.
Manly unfortunately suffered their fifth straight loss with a 40-6 loss to the Cronulla Sharks in their last home game at 4 Pines Park last Saturday to sit in 11th place on the ladder.
Canberra head into the match on a two-game winning streak following a 28-22 victory over the Newcastle Knights last Sunday to sit in ninth place on 26 competition points, still hoping to squeeze into the top eight with two rounds remaining.
Ray Tuaimalo Vaega will make his NRL debut for the Sea Eagles.
After scoring six tries in 11 Jersey Flegg matches for Manly in 2021, Tuaimalo Vaega crossed for a hat-trick against the Wests Tigers in Manly’s opening pre-season trial match.
Since then, Tuaimalo Vaega has been one of the real shining lights for Blacktown Workers in the NSW Cup with the 102kg winger crossing for five tries in 14 matches.
The two sides have met 61 times since Canberra’s inception to the competition in 1982, with the Sea Eagles being victorious on 38 occasions.
Last Time We Met
The Sea Eagles defeated Canberra 25-6 at Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee, in round four this season.
Morgan Harper, Haumole Olakau’atu, Tom Trbojevic and Reuben Garrick all scored tries, with Garrick kicking four from five goals. Daly Cherry-Evans kicked a field goal.
Match Day Information
10.45am: Gates Open
11am: NSW Cup Blacktown Workers vs Canberra Raiders
12.50pm: Jersey Flegg: Sea Eagles vs Raiders
3pm: Sea Eagles vs Raiders