Manly are up against Canberra at Brookvale Oval on Sunday, April 27 in Round 8 of the NRL. The match kicks off at 2pm.
What: NRL Round 8
Who: Manly v Canberra
When: Sunday, April 27 – 2pm
Where: Brookvale Oval
I Can Watch It On: nrleventslive.com
Last meeting: Round 24 2013 – Sea Eagles 36 bt Raiders 22 at GIO Stadium
Head-to-head: Sea Eagles 28 Raiders 17 Drawn 1
Referees: Jared Maxwell, Chris James
Daly Cherry-Evans hit the nail on the head this week when he declared no team deals with adversity better than his Sea Eagles. Given the news of Glenn Stewart’s departure to South Sydney at the end of the season, you’d expect the Sea Eagles to come out firing at Brookvale Oval and overcome a Raiders team soaring with confidence after their dramatic win against Melbourne.
Manly are again flying under the radar. They are equal top after seven rounds without much fuss and with a number of key players sidelined over that period. Glenn Stewart has finally decided his future and that should steel the tightly-knit Sea Eagles with Canberra in the cross-hairs. The Raiders had a morale-boosting win over the Storm last start and will want to grab some momentum. Good luck. Look for Manly to blow them off Brookie early then ease off the gas. Kieran Foran (knee) is out for Manly with Jamie Lyon stepping into five-eighth.
SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Peta Hiku, Steve Matai, David Williams, Jamie Lyon (capt), Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Brenton Lawrence, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Glenn Stewart. Interchange: James Hasson, Dunamis Lui, Jamie Buhrer, Jason King, Jesse Sene-Lefao (one to be omitted).
RAIDERS: Anthony Milford, Reece Robinson, Jarrod Croker, Matt Allwood, Bill Tupou, Jack Wighton, Terry Campese (capt), David Shillington, Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Josh Papalii, Joel Edwards, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Josh McCrone, Paul Vaughan, Dane Tilse, Shannon Boyd, Jake Foster (one to be omitted).