NRL Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles match will be kick off at GIO Stadium, Canberra, Bruce, Australia, Friday 21 April 2017 online, Time 18:00 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
After being tasked with an extremely tough opening draw over the first month of the season, Canberra have begun to hit their stride, with three straight wins elevating them to the cusp of the top four as we head into what should be a thrilling ANZAC weekend of rugby league.
Since a one-point defeat to the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium a month ago, the Raiders have been clinical against sides outside the top eight, easily accounting for the Eels, Titans and Warriors.
Canberra is looking every bit of a top four side this season and I’ve got no doubt they will be pushing for at least the preliminary finals again if they can keep their best side on the paddock.
Joey Leilua and Jordan Rapana have formed the most lethal edge partnership in the competition, and Manly will be hard-pressed to stop the dynamic duo on Friday night.
The Sea Eagles have lost their momentum following a superb three-week period which included wins over the Cowboys, Bulldogs and Roosters.
Manly have lost their last two matches at home – conceding 30+ points in both – and have slipped outside the top eight as a result.
All of a sudden they face a daunting trip to GIO Stadium and the prospect of losing three matches on the bounce. Trent Barrett could be under pressure again if they suffer another heavy defeat.
But you can’t deny the Sea Eagles aren’t creating chances – they lead the competition for most line breaks with 34, so if they can take advantage of the space, points should come.
Manly also have a great recent record in the nation’s capital, but I just can’t go past the Raiders here. It will probably be a high-scoring game considering both these sides are capable of splitting the line, but at home I think Canberra will have too much firepower.
Canberra Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Josh Papalii 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Adam Clydsdale 15. Luke Bateman 16. Dunamis Lui 17. Iosia Soliola 18. Dave Taylor 19. Jordan Turner 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Lachlan Croker
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 14. Lewis Brown 15. Jackson Hastings 16. Darcy Lussick 17. Addin Fonua-blake 18. Nate Myles 19. Cameron Cullen 20. Matthew Wright 21. Shaun Lane