Round 20 Preview Sea Eagles v Panthers



Manly Sea Eagles v Penrith Panthers
Location: Lottoland
Date: Saturday 28th July
Time: 3:00pm AEST 

Line ups: 
Manly Sea Eagles
  1. Tom Trbojevic
  2. Jorge Tafua
  3. Moses Suli
  4. Brian Kelly
  5. Brad Parker
  6. Dylan Walker
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. Addin Fonua-Blake
  9. Manase Fainu
  10. Martin Taupau
  11. Jordan Thompson
  12. Shaun Lane
  13. Jake Trbojevic
  14. Trent Hodkinson
  15. Kelepi Tanginoa
  16. Frank Winterstein 
  17. Taniela Paseka
  18. Matthew Wright
  19. Jack Gosiewski 
  20. Toafofoa Sipley
  21. Lloyd Perrett

Panthers: 
  1. Tyrone Peachey
  2. Josh Mansour
  3. Waqa Blake
  4. Dean Whare
  5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 
  6. James Maloney
  7. Nathan Cleary
  8. James Fisher-Harris
  9. Sione Katoa 
  10. James Tamou
  11. Viliame Kikau 
  12. Corey Harawira-Naera
  13. Isaah Yeo
  14. Tyrone May
  15. Trent Merrin
  16. Jack Hetherington
  17. Moses Leota
  18. Kaide Ellis
  19. Wayde Egan
  20. Christian Crichton
  21. Liam Martin

Preview:
Both sides are coming off the back of heavy defeats from round 19. 

Manly have plenty of rumours surrounding their coach at the moment and ironically it’s rumoured he could be off to the Panthers next year but Manly players will want to hit back this week for their coach as will Penrith players after being embarrassed by the Broncos in a 50-18 loss. 

This game is intriguing given the surrounding rumours of both clubs and their coaches. 

Main Key Match Up: Forward packs
This game will be won In the forwards. 

Both packs have showed they can mix it with the best at times (Penrith more often than Manly). 

Manly have Fonua-Blake and Taupau leading the way with their aggressive running style while Panthers have a bit of a newer look prop rotation with Fisher-Harris in the 8 jersey partnering James Tamou. 

Both sets of forwards will want to dominate early to allow their speed men time and space to do their jobs out wide. 

With Cherry-Evans and Cleary controlling for either side the team that’s wins this it’ll all come back to the platform laid by the forwards. 

Prediction: panthers by 4
I predict the Penrith Panthers to hit back and win in a tightly contested game. 


Nath

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