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It’s been a nightmare last month or so for Manly – can they turn things around when they face a Newcastle Knight side without Mitchell Pearce on Friday night?
Salary cap dramas, in-fighting (quite literally) and season-ending injuries – the Sea Eagles are approaching crisis meetings if their poor form continues, while their off-field controversy certainly isn’t helping matters.
Daly Cherry-Evans is on huge money at the Sea Eagles, but he isn’t playing like it, and the halfback was reportedly embroiled in a scuffle with Jackson Hastings after a night out in Gladstone last month. Cherry-Evans has since been fined $10,000 for his part in the altercation, but the halfback needs to lead from the front – and he isn’t doing that.
The Sea Eagles have lost their last three meetings and conceded 32 points or more in each – they’ve been simply terrible and now have the third worst defence in the competition.
Can a return to Brookvale spark a change of fortunes for the Northern Beaches club?
Newcastle meanwhile have been extremely impressive this season, registering a 4-3 record and climbing into the top eight after last week’s gritty last-minute win over the Tigers in Tamworth.
That victory came at a cost however, with Pearce a chance of missing the rest of the season with a pec injury. The inexperienced halves pair of Connor Watson and Jack Cogger will step up to the plate against Manly, but there’s no denying the Knights’ finals chances have taken a huge blow with Pearce out.
Manly have won their last seven encounters against Newcastle at Brookvale, and although they are a mess at the moment, I think they can bounce back and win this match. The Knights will struggle to create without Pearce, while something has to give for the Sea Eagles. They’ve won two of their three games at home this season and I’m backing them home for a tight victory on Friday night.
Manly Sea Eagles: 1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Matthew Wright, 3 Dylan Walker, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Akuila Uate, 6 Lachlan Croker, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Apisai Koroisau, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Jack Gosiewski, 13 Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14 Lewis Brown, 15 Shaun Lane, 16 Lloyd Perrett, 17 Taniela Paseka Reserves: 18 Frank Winterstein, 19 Jonathan Wright, 20 Thomas Wright, 21 Toafofoa Sipley
Newcastle Knights: 1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Ken Sio, 3 Sione Mata’utia, 4 Nathan Ross, 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6 Connor Watson, 7 Jack Cogger, 8 Herman Ese’ese, 9 Slade Griffin, 10 Daniel Saifiti, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Aidan Guerra (c), 13 Mitchell Barnett
Interchange: 14 Jamie Buhrer (c), 15 Chris Heighington, 16 Luke Yates, 17 Jacob Saifiti Reserves: 18 Cory Denniss, 19 Josh King, 20 Brock Lamb, 21 Jacob Lillyman