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Preview: Sea Eagles v Roosters

The Sydney Roosters found the necessary commitment to match the Bulldogs for 80 minutes last Saturday night even though a place in the finals is now out of the question.
Preview: Sea Eagles v Roosters
by NRL

The Sydney Roosters found the necessary commitment to match the Bulldogs for 80 minutes last Saturday night even though a place in the finals is now out of the question.

The Roosters conceded the first try and fell behind twice in the game but showed plenty of character to claim the lead on three separate occasions.

They will need to be a whole lot better to overcome the Sea Eagles but if they can muster the same level of effort they displayed against the Bulldogs they will save themselves plenty of pain over the final five weeks of the season.

Manly showed the affects of a long period of high-intensity football when they fell to the Tigers last Friday night but a 10-day break should have them in good condition this Sunday.

The Sea Eagles will be out to defend a perfect record of seven wins from seven games at Brookvale Oval this season and fullback Brett Stewart will be equally determined to add to his remarkable try-scoring record at the ground. He has crossed for seven tries in five games there this season and 59 from 60 overall.

Look for Manly to score a try as First Scoring Play and stick with the Sea Eagles to win by a 1-12 margin.

For First Tryscorer take Brett Stewart, William Hopoate or Jamie Lyon for Manly or Sam Perrett, Shaun Kenny-Dowall or Joseph Leilua for the Roosters.

Manly v Sydney Roosters
Brookvale Oval
Sunday 3pm


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
1 Brett Stewart, 2 Michael Oldfield, 3 Jamie Lyon [c], 4 Steve Matai, 5 Will Hopoate, 6 Kieran Foran, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans, 8 Jason King [c], 9 Matt Ballin, 10 Brent Kite, 11 Anthony Watmough, 12 Joe Galuvao, 13 Glenn Stewart. Subs: 14 Tony Williams, 15 Jamie Buhrer, 16 Shane Rodney, 17 George Rose, 18 Vic Mauro, 19 Darcy Lussick (two to be omitted).

Sydney Roosters
1 Anthony Minichiello, 2 Sam Perrett, 3 Joseph Leilua, 4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5 Phil Graham, 6 Todd Carney, 7 Mitchell Pearce, 8 Jason Ryles, 9 Jake Friend, 10 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 11 Braith Anasta [c], 12 Aidan Guerra, 13 Nate Myles. Subs: 14 Anthony Mitchell, 15 Mose Masoe, 16 Brad Takairangi, 17 Lama Tasi.

Prediction - Matthew O'Neill: Sea Eagles by 2

OVERALL:
Total Games: 117
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles wins: 76. [Pts: 2313]
Sydney Roosters wins: 39. [Pts: 1728]
Draws: 2

Biggest wins:
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles: 56 pts: 2007 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 17 - [View] Sat: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 56 d. Sydney Roosters 0 [Crowd: 9932]
Sydney Roosters: 46 pts: 1999 National Rugby League - Round 2 - [View] Sun Mar 14: Roosters 46 d. Sea Eagles 0 [Crowd: 9128]

Biggest Crowd: 1972 J J Giltinan Shield and WD HO Wills Cup - Grand Final - [View] Sat Sep 16: Sea Eagles 19 d. Easts 14 [Crowd: 54357]

Last 50 games against each other form line (most recent matches at end of line):
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles: DWWLLLWLWWLWWWWLWLWLWWWWLWWLWWWWWLLWLLLWWWWWWLWWLW
Sydney Roosters: DLLWWWLWLLWLLLLWLWLWLLLLWLLWLLLLLWWLWWWLLLLLLWLLWL

Last 10 games:
2011 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 2 - [View] Sun: Sydney Roosters 16 l. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 27 [Crowd: 11016]
2010 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 25 - [View] Sun: Sydney Roosters 30 d. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14 [Crowd: 18962]
2009 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 23 - [View] Sat: Sydney Roosters 12 l. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 44 [Crowd: 9968]
2009 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 13 - [View] Sat: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 38 d. Sydney Roosters 18 [Crowd: 10549]
2008 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 20 - [View] Sun: Sydney Roosters 34 d. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12 [Crowd: 22681]
2008 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 13 - [View] Sun: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 42 d. Sydney Roosters 0 [Crowd: 13842]
2007 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 17 - [View] Sat: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 56 d. Sydney Roosters 0 [Crowd: 9932]
2007 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 3 - [View] Sun: Sydney Roosters 8 l. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 30 [Crowd: 11796]
2006 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 18 - [View] Sat: Roosters 16 l. Sea Eagles 33 [Crowd: 8824]
2006 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 4 - [View] Sat: Sea Eagles 30 d. Roosters 22 [Crowd: 17117]

Overall record at Brookvale Oval, Brookvale, Sydney (NSW) Stats:
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles: 591 games, won 414, drawn 14, lost 163.
Last 5 games:
2011 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 18 - [View] Sun: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 36 d. South Sydney Rabbitohs 22
2011 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 15 - [View] Mon: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22 d. Parramatta Eels 18
2011 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 14 - [View] Sat: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 d. North Queensland Cowboys 4
2011 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 9 - [View] Mon: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20 d. Canberra Raiders 0
2011 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 7 - [View] Fri: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22 d. Penrith Panthers 16

Sydney Roosters: 45 games, won 11, drawn 0, lost 34.
Last 5 games:
2009 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 13 - [View] Sat: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 38 d. Sydney Roosters 18
2008 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 13 - [View] Sun: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 42 d. Sydney Roosters 0
2007 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 17 - [View] Sat: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 56 d. Sydney Roosters 0
2006 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 4 - [View] Sat: Sea Eagles 30 d. Roosters 22
2004 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 2 - [View] Sat Mar 20: Sea Eagles 20 l. Roosters 42

Head to Head at Brookvale Oval, Brookvale, Sydney (NSW) Stats:
Total Games: 43
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles wins: 32. [Pts: 971]
Sydney Roosters wins: 11. [Pts: 574]
Draws: 0

Last 5 games:
2009 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 13 - [View] Sat: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 38 d. Sydney Roosters 18 [Crowd: 10549]
2008 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 13 - [View] Sun: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 42 d. Sydney Roosters 0 [Crowd: 13842]
2007 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 17 - [View] Sat: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 56 d. Sydney Roosters 0 [Crowd: 9932]
2006 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 4 - [View] Sat: Sea Eagles 30 d. Roosters 22 [Crowd: 17117]
2004 NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 2 - [View] Sat Mar 20: Sea Eagles 20 l. Roosters 42 [Crowd: 18674]

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