NRL Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels match will be kick off at Brookvale Oval Stadium, Brookvale, New South Wales, Australia, Sunday 05 March 2017 online, Time 16:00 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
Last year was tumultuous for both clubs, as Manly took time to get going under first-year coach Trent Barrett, while the Parra’s salary cap woes cost them 12 premiership points mid-season.
The Sea Eagles’ worst fears in regards to Brett Stewart and Steve Matai were confirmed in the off-season when the two mainstays of the line-up for more than a decade were forced into retirement due to injuries.
However, they will blood former Knights winger Akuila Uate for the first time, while Daly Cherry-Evans becomes the club’s newest captain, following the retirement of Jamie Lyon at the end of last season.
Meanwhile, after the season from hell last year, the Eels are looking forward to the new season with a clean slate and optimism for the six-to-seven months ahead.
Corey Norman returns to the side after missing the back end of last season due to suspension arising from legal issues, while Beau Scott joins Tim Mannah as co-captain of the club, which will play its home games at ANZ Stadium while its new ground, Western Sydney Stadium, is constructed.
In the meantime, they will have to play their first three games away from their temporarily home, with the Olympic stadium currently being occupied by two high-profile music concerts this month.
With the home ground advantage, the Sea Eagles should get up in this one.
Prediction: Sea Eagles by 12 points.
Manly Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Brian Kelly 5. Akuila Uate 6. Blake Green 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Brenton Lawrence 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Frank Winterstein 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic. Interchange: 14. Lewis Brown 15. Nate Myles 16. Addin Fonua-Blake 17. Lloyd Perrett 18. Jarrad Kennedy 19. Cameron Cullen 20. Matthew Wright 21. Jonathan Wright
Unavailables: Darcy Lussick (wrist, round five), Brett Stewart (knee, retired), Steve Matai (neck, retired), Shaun Lane (wrist, round five), Brad Parker (knee, round five)
Parramatta Eels: 1. Bevan French 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Josh Hoffman 6. Clint Gutherson 7. Corey Norman 8. Suaia Matagi 9. Kaysa Pritchard 10. Tim Mannah (c) 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Beau Scott. Interchange: 14. Nathan Brown 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Rory O’Brien 17. Frank Pritchard 18. Jamal Fogarty 19. Cameron King 20. David Gower 21. Scott Schulte
Unavailables: Kenny Edwards (disciplinary, indefinite), Peni Terepo (disciplinary, round four), Greg Leleisiuao (ACL, round 12), Cody Nelson (calf, round two), Siosaia Vave (shoulder, round two), Kirisome Auva’a (suspension, round two), Will Smith (knee, round six), Isaac De Gois (concussion, indefinite), John Folau (wrist, round six)