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    Sea Eagles vs Roosters

    NRL, 22 July, 2018

    Fulltime - Sea Eagles 24, Roosters 56
    Sea Eagles   Roosters
    24 FINAL SCORE 56
    4 TRIES 10
    Referee: Grant Atkins
    Touch judges: Chris McMillan & Phil Henderson
    Video Referee: Ashley Klein

    The Sydney Roosters are building nicely toward the finals series, however, the Manly Sea Eagles will be out to upset the tricolours at Fortress Brookvale and put a dent in their top four hopes. Join The Roar from 4:10pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage of the match.

    Manly narrowly fell at the hands of archrivals Melbourne 14-13 in the Battle of Brookvale last week, their fifth loss in a row at the suburban ground. Their State of Origin trio will have had a full week to recover from two games in the space of five days and be asked to lead the way for the Sea Eagles.

    Daly Cherry-Evans went missing when it mattered for the Silvertails against the Storm and must step up and take the onus off of his halves partner Tom Wright.

    If he can organise some good lines for his forwards to run through and get Manly some quality ball inside the opposition 20, they may be able to wear out the Roosters through attrition up the middle with their tireless forwards.

    The Roosters showed plenty of guts in last week’s victory over the Gold Coast Titans despite some fortunate decisions. They sit in fifth position on the ladder, two points behind the Sharks and would overtake Cronulla on for-and-against with a win.

    The tricolours will receive a big boost, with their Origin stars James Tedesco, Latrell Mitchell and Boyd Cordner returning alongside Cooper Cronk, Victor Radley and Mitchell Aubusson.

    The return of their forwards will be a huge help as they come up against a Manly engine room that possesses plenty of fire and skill. They will be looking to Cooper Cronk to lay the platform off some strong work through the middle and exploit Manly on the edges.

    Their defence has held out so far in 2018, conceding the fewest points of any team, however it will be integral that they wrap the ball up to contain the likes of Martin Taupau and Jake Trbojevic from producing any second phase play from offloads.

    The Roosters won the last meeting between the two clubs in narrow circumstances, with a 22-20 victory in Round 9 earlier this year. 131 games have been played between these sides, with the Sea Eagles dominating the fixture with 84 wins. 42 of those have come at Brookvale Oval, with the Roosters taking the points from that venue on just 18 occasions.

    The Roosters will continue their run toward the finals with a comfortable win over the Sea Eagles at Brookvale.

    Roosters by 10

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    • Roar Guru

      Emcie said | 6:07pm | ! Report

      Well I guess Manly can’t win the premiership now

    • 6:06pm
      Aw said | 6:06pm | ! Report

      Defence way too sloppy to be a genuine threat yet

      • 6:15pm
        Aw said | 6:15pm | ! Report

        Attack starting to click which is good to see but defence let them down a little bit. Happy overall though

    • 6:06pm
      Tom said | 6:06pm | ! Report

      You better believe that’s a paddling

    • Roar Guru

      Riley Pettigrew said | 6:05pm | ! Report

      That concludes The Roar’s coverage of Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters.

      The Roosters hold on to a spot inside the top four with a big 56-24 victory over the Sea Eagles at Fortress Brookvale.

      Stay tuned for Scott Pryde’s Round 19 talking points and be sure to check in tomorrow morning for my NRL team of the week.

      Thanks for following along.

    • Roar Guru

      Riley Pettigrew said | 6:03pm | ! Report


      The Roosters have pulled off an inspiring victory over the Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.

      Manly Sea Eagles 24
      Sydney Roosters 56

    • Roar Guru

      Riley Pettigrew said | 6:03pm | ! Report

      80′ Taupau with a good run on the left edge, Cherry-Evans sends the ball down the right side, Tom Wright tackled by Mitchell. Tom Trbojevic stutters at the line, comes back inside and the ball is stripped by Tedesco. That will see us out.

      Manly Sea Eagles 24
      Sydney Roosters 56

    • Roar Guru

      Riley Pettigrew said | 6:01pm | ! Report

      NO TRY!

      79′ Tedesco loses possession of the ball over the line

      Manly Sea Eagles 24
      Sydney Roosters 56

    • Roar Guru

      Riley Pettigrew said | 6:01pm | ! Report


      79′ Tedesco runs to the 40 metre line and goes through, passes to Mitchell who puts a basketball pass for his fullback to score. On-field decision is try, confirming grounding

      Manly Sea Eagles 24
      Sydney Roosters 56

    • 6:01pm
      SteveSyd said | 6:01pm | ! Report

      Rosters played a team given up for the year.
      Next week will be a good indicator where placed.

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