BB Print Stadium will play host to Friday's NRL game between Manly Sea Eagles and Sydney Roosters. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Manly Sea Eagles heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Manly Sea Eagles vs. Sydney Roosters game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday September 17, 2021 at 7:50 pm
Where: BB Print Stadium
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Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters Odds
Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters Preview
The Sea Eagles have a chance to right their wrongs after suffering another humiliating loss to the Storm last week in the Qualifier.
Not for the first time, a lack of possession and some basic tackling issues cost Manly a chance to advance to the Prelim, but Des Hasler won’t be panicking after the injury-ravaged Roosters barely managed to squeak past the Titans last week.
Given their long list of outs, Trent Robinson’s men did quite well to keep the penalty count to a minimum and hold Gold Coast to just one try in the first half.
That said, Manly will set about this task with a renewed sense of vigor on defence after missing 36 tackles against Melbourne, while they’ll also have revenge in mind after losing 46-4 to the Roosters back in Round 1.
Tom Trbojevic wasn’t available that day, so it’s hard to imagine a similar scoreline unfolding – especially if the Roosters are without Siosiua Taukeiaho and Sam Verrills like the injury report suggests.
For Manly to win, they simply need to get their hands on the ball and limit the damage from James Tedeseco and Daniel Tupou.
That can be easier said than done, but considering the Sea Eagles haven’t lost back-to-back games since Turbo returned to the side, it’s hard to imagine them not booking a date with the Bunnies next week.
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Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters Teams
Sea Eagles team: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Karl Lawton 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Toafofoa Sipley 19. Moses Suli 20. Curtis Sironen 21. Tevita Funa
Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Adam Keighran 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Drew Hutchison 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Sam Walker 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Dale Copley 19. Ben Thomas 20. Ben Marschke 21. Naufahu Whyte