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Flying high in the top four and establishing themselves as genuine premiership contenders, can the Manly Sea Eagles register just their second win at WIN Stadium over the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday?
After a tougher-than-expected victory over the Tigers last week, Trent Barrett will be hoping for a more polished performance from his side – and he will need it when you remember how the Dragons gave Manly a touch up in Round 6, crushing them 35-10 at Lottoland.
However the Dragons have since gone from competition leaders and top four hopefuls to clinging onto a top eight spot.
With just one win from their last five games and coming off a heartbreaking golden point loss to the Raiders last week, the Dragons are now in legitimate danger of missing out on the eight – a thought that seemed ridiculous a month or so ago.
A big win to the Panthers over Gold Coast could see the Dragons slip to ninth if they also suffer a bad loss to the Sea Eagles, so this is looming as something as a must-win game for the joint-venture outfit in terms of once again enjoying some breathing space.
St George Illawarra’s attack was the best in the competition over the first 10 rounds or so, but lately it’s been pretty dire, while the Sea Eagles have roared to life in that department, with the resurgent Daly Cherry-Evans leading the charge.
Manly haven’t been great over the last fortnight, losing to Penrith and struggling against the Tigers, but the Dragons aren’t really threatening at the moment, and this could be a nice game for them to recapture their groove. The Dragons might provide more resistance at WIN Stadium, but I expect the Sea Eagles’ class to shine through.
Tyson Frizell and Jack de Belin are back in the starting forward pack for the Dragons, while Euan Aitken returns at centre.
Manly lose Apisai Koroisau and Matthew Wright to injury, with Brad Parker coming onto the wing and Cameron Cullen slotting in at hooker.
Dragons: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Josh McCrone 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Joel Thompson 13. Jack de Belin
Interchange: 14. Tariq Sims 15. Jacob Host 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Kurt Mann 18. Matthew Dufty 19. Taane Milne 20. Russell Packer 21. Jake Marketo
Sea Eagles: 1 Tom Trbojevic 2 Brad Parker 3 Dylan Walker 4 Brian Kelly 5 Akuila Uate 6 Blake Green 7 Daly Cherry-Evans 8 Brenton Lawrence 9 Cameron Cullen 10 Martin Taupau 11 Frank Winterstein 12 Shaun Lane 13 Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14 Jackson Hastings 15 Lloyd Perrett 16 Darcy Lussick 17 Addin Fonua-Blake. Reserves: 18 Jarrad Kennedy 19 Joey Lussick 20 Lewis Brown 21 Jonathan Wright