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The Gold Coast Titans and Manly Sea Eagles face off at Cbus Super Stadium in Round 15 NRL action. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3pm (AEST).
2019 has not lived up to the hopes and expectations of the Titans thus far. After just four wins they sit 15th on the ladder, with semi-final play well and truly out of the question.
Contrastingly, the Sea Eagles have been better than many expected and are entrenched in the eight with just ten matches remaining in the season.
Should Des Hasler’s men manage to win six of those, they will play final’s football and the achievement will be commendable considering the youth in the squad and the turnover of players from last season.
Off consecutive wins against the Cowboys and the Dragons, the Sea Eagles will be looking to join the Raiders on 16 competition points with a win today. With a bye to follow in Round 16, such a result could see their position in the eight solidified even further before their Round 17 clash with the wounded Rabbitohs.
The Titans have won two of their last four and lost narrowly to the Warriors in Round 14 after dishing up some humble state pie to the Broncos a week earlier. Tyrone Peachey is a big out for the home side yet Kevin Proctor returns to the starting line-up after recovering from the fractured eye socket he suffered against the Broncos.
The Sea Eagles’ State of Origin stars are all fit and selected. The Trbojevic brothers and Daly Cherry-Evans will all need to be near their best if they are to topple a Titans side that is a more difficult proposition on their home deck.
If the Sea Eagles are to continue their march to the finals, this is a match they would expect to win. I not only see a comfortable victory for them, but also feel they may put on a cricket score, against a Titans team with little to play for over the remainder of the season except pride.
Gold Coast Titans 18 – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 46.
Where: Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland
When: Saturday 29th June 2019, 3pm (AEST)
TV: Fox League, Kayo Sports, NRL app
Betting: Titans $2.59, Sea Eagles $1.48
1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Brian Kelly 5. Dale Copley 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 21. Kevin Proctor 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. Jai Whitbread 11. Will Matthews 14. Mitch Rein 16. Jack Stockwell 17. Shannon Boyd 19. Phillip Sami 20. Brenko Lee
1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Manage Fainu 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Brendan Elliot 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka 19. Kane Elgey 20. Haumole Olakauatu