Round 24 Preview Wests Tigers V Manly Sea Eagles

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Wests Tigers V Manly Sea Eagles
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
Date: Thursday 23/0/2018
Time: 7:50pm

Wests Tigers: 

1. Moses Mbye, 2. David Nofoaluma, 3. Esan Marsters, 4. Mahe Fonua, 5. Kevin Naiqama, 6. Benji Marshall, 7. Luke Brooks, 8. Russell Packer, 9. Robbie Farah, 10. Ben Matulino, 11. Chris Lawrence (capt.), 12. Michael Chee Kam, 13. Matt Eisenhuth Interchange: 14. Alex Twal, 15. Sauaso Sue, 16. Luke Garner, 17. Josh Aloiai
Interchange: 14. Alex Twal, 15. Sauaso Sue, 16. Luke Garner, 17. Josh Aloiai 
Reserves: 18. Jacob Liddle, 19. Robbie Rochow, 20. Tyson Gamble, 21. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

Sea Eagles: 

1. Tom Trbojevic, 2. Jorge Taufua, 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. Joel Thompson, 12. Shaun Lane, 13. Jake Trbojevic. 
Interchange: 14. Trent Hodkinson, 15. Kelepi Tanginoa, 16. Jack Gosiewski, 17. Lloyd Perrett Reserves: 18. Frank Winterstein, 19. Matthew Wright, 20. Tom Wright, 21. Toafofoa Sipley

Match Preview 
The Eagles have been lack lustre in recent weeks, giving up a huge lead against the Titans while the Tigers will want to show more effort compared to their side to side show against the Dragons. Both sides have lots to prove, and while the Eagles have no chance of the finals, the Tigers do, albeit a small one.

Key Matchups
Daily Cherry-Evans has a tough challenge on his hands tonight against Luke Brooks and Benji Marshall. He has copped alot of flack this year while Benji has gone back to his best while Luke Brooks is truly thriving this year. If DCE can show some origin form he might have a chance against Benji's magic of old.

Jeremy's Prediction
Give Manly's hit and miss form lately and the Tigers finals hopes dwindling away, The Tigers must win this and hope things go awry for the last placed in the 8 to snatch their spot. I believe Ivan Cleary will have them amped up to get there reminiscent of when he was coaching the Warriors and they were just outside the top 8. Manly's public problems with management  and coach this week will probably see more onfield drama regardless of what Cherry-Evans says is to blame.

Jeremy's prediction: Tigers by 13+


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