NRL Previews - Roosters v Sea Eagles (Round 2)

20-03-2011 03:00PM at Sydney Football Stadium

Referees: Ben Cummins and Tony De Las Heras
Touch Judges: Paul Holland and David Abood
Video Referee: Russell Smith

A lot to like about the Roosters, but a lot to doubt about the Sea-Eagles with their captains injured and a new halfback doing it tough before hopefully finding his feet in first grade. Dale Cherry-Evans might want to take notes when he looks up and sees Mitchell Pearce, Braith Anasta and perhaps Todd Carney leading a potent attack around the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Perhaps just take a mental note - might look odd if you carry a pen and paper onto the pitch.

The Bondi machine rolls on and notches up 2 from 2 to start the season. Good news for Manly fans though as David 'the wolfman' Williams makes his return but that is where your joy will end. For the rest of us, there will be no joy in any of this as the battle of the silvertails plays out its 117th match. For the thousands of Roosters and Eagles fans in attendance; and the millions hating you around the world.... enjoy your wine and cheese.

My Tip: Roosters 48-14

The Teams

  Sydney Roosters               Manly Sea Eagles 
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A. Cherrington
A. Watts
A. Guerra
P. Graham
1. Anthony MinichielloFullback1. Brett Stewart
2. Sam PerrettWing2. Michael Robertson
3. Kane LinnettCentre3. William Hopoate
4. Shaun Kenny-DowallCentre4. Tony Williams
5. Joseph LeiluaWing5. David Williams
6. Braith AnastaFive Eighth6. Kieran Foran
7. Mitchell PearceHalfback7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Jason RylesProp8. George Rose
9. Jake FriendHooker9. Matt Ballin
10. Martin KennedyProp10. Brent Kite
11. Frank-Paul NuuausalaSecond Row11. Anthony Watmough
12. Mitchell AubussonSecond Row12. Joe Galuvao
13. Nate MylesLock13. Glenn Stewart
14. Jared Waerea-HargreavesInterchange14. Terence Seu Seu
15. Mose MasoeInterchange15. Jamie Buhrer
16. Mark RiddellInterchange16. Tim Robinson
17. Tom SymondsInterchange17. Vic Mauro
S. Matai
J. King

S. Rodney
J. Lyon

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 25 Sydney Football Stadium Sydney Roosters 30-14
2009 Round 23 Sydney Football Stadium Manly Sea Eagles 44-12
2009 Round 13 Brookvale Oval Manly Sea Eagles 38-18
2008 Round 20 Sydney Football Stadium Sydney Roosters 34-12
2008 Round 13 Brookvale Oval Manly Sea Eagles 42-0

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