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Wests Tigers vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles: Lineups, Preview & Prediction

Leichhardt Oval, Sunday 13th August, 4pm AEST.


Overview

With only four matches left in the regular season, both Wests Tigers and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles will be keen to pick up the points for differing reasons.

A victory could see Manly jump back into the top four if other results go in their favour and they will be hard to stop if they can continue the form they showed last week.

The Tigers will be hunting a win to help hold off the wooden spoon and open up a gap on the Knights, who are hot on their heels. Tigers will need to improve massively from the loss to Penrith for a chance to pick up points against the Sea Eagles.

Recent Meetings

2017 – Rd 19 Manly 28 def. Tigers 16 at Lottoland

2016 – Rd 2 Tigers 36 def. Manly 22 at Leichhardt Oval

2015 – Rd 15 Manly 30 def. Tigers 20 at Lottoland

2014 – Rd 18 Manly 40 def. Tigers 8 at Lottoland

2014 – Rd 5 Tigers 34 def. Manly 18 at Leichhardt Oval

History shows Manly have the edge over the Tigers, winning three of the last five clashes between the sides. However, the two matches that the Tigers won were both at the Leichhardt Oval, something which could be key.

Contests between the two sides are historically high-scoring and both sides have the attacking weapons to create another entertaining encounter.

Selected Teams

Tigers  Eagles
James Tedesco11Tom Trbojevic
David Nofoaluma22Matthew Wright
Esan Marsters33Dylan Walker
Kevin Naiqama44Brad Parker
Malakai Watene-Zelezniak55Akuila Uate
Tuimoala Lolohea66Blake Green
Luke Brooks77Daly Cherry-Evans
Aaron Woods88Brenton Lawrence
Matt McIlwrick99Apisai Koroisau
Tim Grant1010Martin Taupau
Chris Lawrence1111Frank Winterstein
Elijah Taylor1212Shaun Lane
Matthew Eisenhuth1313Jake Trbojevic
 INTERCHANGE 
Alex Twal1414Lewis Brown
Sauaso Sue1515Lloyd Perrett
Michael Chee-Kam1616Darcy Lussick
Jack Littlejohn1717Addin Fonua-Blake
 RESERVES 
Josh Aloiai1818Brian Kelly
JJ Felise1919Cameron Cullen
Joel Edwards2020Jonathan Wright
Ava Seumanufagai2121Jarrad Kennedy

The Facts of The Matter

Wests Tigers

The Tigers lost against a strong Panthers outfit last time out but they were competitive for a large proportion of the game, something they will be looking to build on against Manly.

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Tigers will need the likes of James Tedesco, Aaron Woods and Luke Brooks to show their class if they are to have any chance of a victory but they can take some confidence from their recent Leichhardt Oval dominance over Manly.

Manly Sea Eagles

Manly rediscovered form last week with a classy performance in seeing off the heavyweight Roosters. Their defence had been coming under criticism over the previous fortnight however for leaking points.

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With the defensive problems seemingly a thing of the past, Manly will be confident coming into this contest.

Prediction

Going on their respective positions in the table, Manly are heavy favourites coming into this one but don’t be surprised if the Tigers produce a big performance and cause an upset. Having said that, I’m backing Manly to come out on top of this one by 12 points in a high-scoring match.

Who do you think will win this huge clash, the Tigers or the Sea Eagles? Let us know in the comments and poll below.

  1. Poll: Who do you think will win this huge clash, the Tigers or the Sea Eagles?

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Tom Stratton

I'm a Tennis coach and a full on Cronulla Sharks fan. I love football and support Juventus aswell as playing on weekends. I'm crazy about sport and never shy about sharing my opinions about it.

Wests Tigers vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles: Lineups, Preview & Prediction

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