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The New Zealand Warriors will be looking to get their top-eight aspirations back on track as they take on the bottom of the table Manly Sea Eagles at Central Coast Stadium. Stay up to date with all of the action on The Roar with live scores from 6pm (AEST).
The Warriors won both matchups last year between these two teams but the Sea Eagles have the advantage in overall matchups, winning 24 of the 36 previous games.
The Warriors, who currently sit in 11th place, will want to bounce back after a heavy defeat at the hands of the Sydney Roosters last week. Nathan Brown will be coaching his 250th NRL game in this one and the team will want to give him the win he deserves.
They have been forced into a number of changes in the forward pack due to the injury to Addin Fonua-Blake and suspension for Bunty Afoa.
Tohu Harris moves from the edge to fill in one of the prop positions while the ever-reliable Leeson Ah Mau comes into the starting lineup.
Kane Evans has come onto the bench and will play his first game for the Warriors after building his fitness in Queensland and NSW Cup games. Bayley Sironen is also unavailable for the Warriors with Jack Murchie filling his spot in the second row.
The Sea Eagles, on the other hand, will still be without star fullback Turbo Tom Trbojevic due to injury but his brother Ben has been listed in the reserves. Jack Gosiewski replaces the injured Morgan Boyle in the second row, while Morgan Harper fills the spot available in the centres due to the injury to Moses Suli.
Manly will be hoping to get their first win of the season and turn their lacklustre campaign around.
They are without a win from the first four rounds and unfortunately history is not on their side in this one. They have conceded 40 points in each of their past two games at Central Coast Stadium.
Manly have been truly awful to start the season and look for that to continue in this one.
Central Coast Stadium has been an unhappy hunting ground for them in the past and the Warriors will be out to prove that they are better than previous results have shown.
With Nathan Brown coaching his 250th, the Warriors will run out winners in this one.
Warriors 28, Manly 14
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2. David Fusitua, 3. Adam Pompey, 4. Marcelo Montoya, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Kodi Nikorima, 7. Sean O’Sullivan, 8. Leeson Ah Mau, 9. Wade Egan, 10. Tohu Harris, 11. Eliesa Katoa, 12. Jack Murchie, 13. Jazz Tevaga
Bench/reserves: 14. Ben Murdoch-Masila, 15. Tom Ale, 16. Kane Evans, 17. Josh Curran, 18. Rocco Berry, 20. Paul Turner, 21. Jackson Frei, 22. Taniela Otukolo
1. Dylan Walker, 2. Jason Saab, 3. Brad Parker, 4. Morgan Harper, 5. Reuben Garrick, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Taniela Paseka, 9. Lachlan Croker, 10. Martin Taupau, 11. Jack Gosiewski, 12. Josh Schuster, 13. Jake Trbojevic
Bench/reserves: 14. Cade Cust, 15. Toafofoa Sipley, 16. Sean Keppie, 17. Josh Aloiai, 18. Tevita Funa, 19. Zac Saddler, 20. Christian Tuipulotu, 21. Ben Trbojevic