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Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

22nd July, 2018

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Sea Eagles vs Roosters

NRL, 22 July, 2018

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Fulltime - Sea Eagles 24, Roosters 56
Sea Eagles   Roosters
24 FINAL SCORE 56
4 TRIES 10
4 CONVERSION KICKS 8
0 PENALTY GOALS 0
0 FIELD GOALS 0
 
 
Referee: Grant Atkins
Touch judges: Chris McMillan & Phil Henderson
Video Referee: Ashley Klein
Kickoff: 4:10pm (AEST)
Venue: Brookvale Oval, Sydney
TV: Live, Nine Network and Fox League
Last meeting: Roosters defeated Sea Eagles 22-20 (Round 9, 2018)
Head-to-head: 131 played – Sea Eagles 84, Roosters 45, 2 drawn

Sea Eagles
1. Tom Trbojevic, 2. Matthew Wright, 3. Moses Suli, 4. Brian Kelly, 5. Brad Parker, 6. Tom Wright, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Addin Fonua-Blake, 9. Manase Fainu, 10. Martin Taupau, 11. Joel Thompson, 12. Shaun Lane, 13. Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14. Trent Hodkinson, 15. Kelepi Tanginoa, 16. Frank Winterstein, 17. Taniela Paseka
Reserves: 18. Jorge Taufua, 20. Tevita Funa, 21. Toafofoa Sipley, 22. Lloyd Perrett

Roosters
1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Latrell Mitchell, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Blake Ferguson, 6. Luke Keary, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Boyd Cordner, 12. Victor Radley, 13. Isaac Liu
Interchange: 14. Ryan Matterson, 15. Zane Tetevano, 16. Mitchell Aubusson, 17. Kurt Baptiste
Reserves: 18. Nat Butcher, 19. Lindsay Collins, 20. Matt Ikuvalu, 21. Sean O'Sullivan
Cooper Cronk played through a broken shoulder blade to play in the grand final. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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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.

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Prediction
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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