NRL Manly Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Manly Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs match will be kick off at Brookvale Oval Stadium, Brookvale, New South Wales, Australia, Saturday 11 March 2017 online, Time 17:30 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
Both of these sides lost their respective Round 1 matches and will be looking to avoid a 0-2 start to the season. Things have become tougher for the Rabbitohs, after Greg Inglis did his ACL in the loss to the Tigers, while the depth of the Sea Eagles pack will be tested, with both Martin Taupau and Addin Fonua Blake suspended. Rabbitohs half Adam Reynolds has been named on an extended bench and if he makes the final 17 it will have a massive impact on this contest.
The Rabbitohs have won 4 of the past 6 clashes against the Sea Eagles. The Rabbitohs won last year’s clash 16-12 at Lottoland , while the Sea Eagles took out the Round 20 clash 20-12 at Allianz Stadium.
Manly were lucky to lose by only eight at home to Parramatta in Round 1 in a generally inept performance. They worked hard defensively but provided little in attack and simply coughed up too much ball. All that could go wrong did go wrong for Souths in Round 1. Greg Inglis was ruled out for the year with a busted ACL in a 34-18 defeat to the Tigers. South Sydney’s forwards were manhandled in the defeat.
Jake Trbojevic v Sam Burgess. Despite his age, Trbojevic is the leader of the Sea Eagles pack and will take on added responsibility this week in the absence of Taupau. Sam Burgess is undeniably the leader of the Rabbitohs pack, but needs a few more troops to follow him into battle on a consistent basis. Souths must win the battle of the forwards if they’re any hope of an upset without Inglis and possibly Reynolds.
Both teams lost and failed to cover in the opening round while Manly went under and Souths went over. The Sea Eagles have covered just 4 of their last 13 games at Brookvale and have covered just 1 of their last 5 at the ground when favoured by 4 or less. The Sea Eagles have covered just 4 of their last 12 as a favourite. Souths are 23-18 ATS away from ANZ over the last three years while they are 7-4 ATS when getting a start of 4 or more. In the first four rounds since 2014, teams who concede 30 points are 27-17 ATS
The loss of Inglis is a massive blow to the Rabbitohs’ chances for the remainder of the season, but the Sea Eagles pack looks very weak here, with Jake Trbojevic the only walk-up starter in most other NRL clubs. Keep an eye on team news if Reynolds is a late inclusion, but The Wolf is happy to back the Rabbitohs to keep this tight and win it through their forwards.
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 Api Koroisau, 10 Nate Myles, 11 Frank Winterstein, 12 Curtis Sironen, 13 Jake Trbojevic. Interchange: 14 Cameron Cullen, 15 Lewis Brown, 16 Jarrad Kennedy, 17 Shaun Lane 18 Jonathan Wright, 19 Jackson Hastings, 20 Matthew Wright, 21 Billy Bainbridge
South Sydney Rabbitohs: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Braidon Burns 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Cody Walker 7. Luke Kelly 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Robbie Farah 10. David Tyrrell 11. John Sutton 12. Kyle Turner 13. Sam Burgess 14. Damien Cook 15. Jason Clark 16. Angus Crichton 17. Robbie Rochow 18. Robert Jennings 19. Anthony Cherrington 20. George Burgess 21. Adam Reynolds