NRL Match Previews - Manly v New Zealand (Round 24)

21-08-2010 05:30PM at Brookvale Oval

Referee: Jared Maxwell and Steve Lyons
Touch Judges: Jeff Younis and Gavin Morris
Referee: Russell Smith

This will be more entertaining than any election coverage, guaranteed. The Warriors have a near full strength squad and a set of halves playing with great confidence and control. Manly are coming off a big loss to the Dragons where some would say they were convincingly beaten. Two very big forward packs face off at Brookvale Oval on Saturday with the visitors holding a more consistent record this season.

That is enough for me to tip them to win up in the insular peninsula.   The Warriors have continued to surprise in season 2010 after being most pundits tip for the wooden spoon. Defence has been the catalyst for this success and the same gets them home here. Seymour and Maloney lead them around the park to control field position and put pressure on the young Manly halves. Having said all that - I was really just killing time before talking about the fantastic matchup between 'T-Rex' and 'The Beast'. Tony Williams v Manu Vatuvei could shake the very foundations.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Lewis Brown
My Tip: Warriors 24-22

The Teams

  Manly Sea Eagles               New Zealand Warriors 
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B. Farrar
J. Perry
B. Stewart
D. Williams
1. William HopoateFullback1. Lance Hohaia
2. Michael RobertsonWing2. Bill Tupou
3. Jamie LyonCentre3. Brent Tate
4. Steve MataiCentre4. Joel Moon
5. Tony WilliamsWing5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Kieran ForanFive Eighth6. James Maloney
7. Trent HodkinsonHalfback7. Brett Seymour
8. Jason KingProp8. Ben Matulino
9. Matt BallinHooker9. Ian Henderson
10. Brent KiteProp10. Russell Packer
11. Anthony WatmoughSecond Row11. Simon Mannering
12. Shane RodneySecond Row12. Lewis Brown
13. Glenn StewartLock13. Michael Luck
14. Joe GaluvaoInterchange14. Aaron Heremaia
15. Matt CrossInterchange15. Jacob Lillyman
16. George RoseInterchange16. Simon Mannering
17. Chris BaileyInterchange17. Ukuma Ta'ai
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J. Ropati
E. Taylor
I. John
S. Price

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 4 Mt Smart Stadium Manly Sea Eagles 14-6
2009 Round 2 Brookvale Oval New Zealand Warriors 26-24
2008 Finals - Week 3 Sydney Football Stadium Manly Sea Eagles 32-6
2008 Round 15 Mt Smart Stadium Manly Sea Eagles 20-14
2008 Round 3 Brookvale Oval Manly Sea Eagles 52-6

LeagueUnlimited Tipsters - Courtesy of

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