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Manly v Parramatta- News, teams Chat

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    By Manly Sea Eagles

    Sea Eagles head coach Des Hasler has again named a very strong line-up for Friday's blockbuster against the Eels.  Jason King has been selected on the bench after returning from injury last week.  Luke Williamson remains out with a facial injury.

    1.Brett Stewart
    2.Michael Robertson
    3.Steve Bell
    4.Steve Matai
    5.David Williams
    6.Jamie Lyon
    7.Matt Orford ©
    8.Brent Kite
    9.Matt Ballin
    10.Josh Perry
    11.Anthony Watmough
    12.Glenn Stewart
    13.Steve Menzies
    14.Heath L'Estrange
    15.Mark Bryant
    16.Adam Cuthbertson
    17.Jason King
    18.Glenn Hall (1 player to be omitted)
    Coach: Des Hasler

    Parramatta Eels

    1. Luke Burt
    2. Taulima Tautai
    3. Joel Reddy
    4. Krisnan Inu
    5. Jarryd Hayne
    6. Kris Keating
    7. Brett Finch
    8. Nathan Cayless
    9. Mark Riddell
    10. Fuifui Moi Moi
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Chad Robinson
    13. Daniel Wagon

    14. Matt Keating
    15. Weller Hauraki
    16. Brendan Oake
    17. Josh Cordoba
    18. Todd Lowrie

    Overall Head-to-head Records
    Played 120; Manly 74, Parramatta 42, Drawn 4

    Head-to-head at Brookvale Oval
    Played 53; Manly 36, Parramatta 16, Drawn 1

    Record Crowd these Clubs (Excludes Finals)
    44507 at Sydney Cricket Ground, 23/4/1978 (Rd 5), Manly Won 27 - 15

    Last 10 Games Head-to-head: Played 10; Parramatta 6, Manly 4

    Won By Score Venue Date
    Manly 20 - 16 Parramatta Stadium 18/4/2008 (Rd 6)
    Manly 32 - 24 Parramatta Stadium 29/7/2007 (Rd 20)
    Manly 22 - 12 Brookvale Oval 11/5/2007 (Rd 9)
    Parramatta 31 - 18 Parramatta Stadium 29/7/2006 (Rd 21)
    Manly 23 - 22 Sydney Cricket Ground 30/4/2006 (Rd 8)
    Parramatta 46 - 22 Parramatta Stadium 11/9/2005 (Rd 27)
    Parramatta 18 - 12 Parramatta Stadium 20/5/2005 (Rd 11)
    Parramatta 52 - 12 Parramatta Stadium 13/6/2004 (Rd 14)
    Parramatta 32 - 26 Brookvale Oval 18/4/2004 (Rd 6)
    Parramatta 27 - 16 Parramatta Stadium 6/7/2003 (Rd 17)

    Biggest Head-to-head Wins
    Manly 64 - 12 Parramatta Stadium 20/3/1988 (Rd 3)
    Parramatta 52 - 12 Parramatta Stadium 13/6/2004 (Rd 14)

    Most Tries in a Match Head-to-head

    4 J McDonald (Manly) Manly Won 38 - 5 (Rd 4, 1970)
    3 K Slattery (Parramatta) Parramatta Lost 27 - 35 (Rd 18, 1954)

    Most Goals in a Match Head-to-head
    10 M O'Connor (Manly) Manly Won 64 - 12 (Rd 3, 1988)
    8 L Burt (Parramatta) Parramatta Won 52 - 12 (Rd 14, 2004)

    Most Points in a Match Head-to-head

    24 M O'Connor (Manly)(3T, 6G, 0FG) Manly Won 40 - 10 (Rd 18, 1988)
    20 L Burt (Parramatta)(1T, 8G, 0FG) Parramatta Won 52 - 12 (Rd 14, 2004)
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    Doc gives Mateo a glimmer of hope

    Greg Prichard | July 14, 2008

    THERE was speculation yesterday that Parramatta star Feleti Mateo's knee injury could end his season, but the club's doctor, Michael Johnson, one of the country's leading orthopaedic surgeons, said his gut feeling was that it wasn't nearly that bad.

    Mateo left the field with a medial ligament strain early in the second half of Saturday's game against South Sydney.

    He eventually returned to finish the game, with the knee heavily strapped, and booked in for an MRI scan today.

    There was talk yesterday that the injury could keep the five-eighth out for up to eight weeks.

    Asked where Mateo stood for this Friday's Eels clash with Manly, Johnson said there was a chance he could play.

    "I don't know where this talk of Feleti being out for as much as eight weeks is coming from," Johnson said.

    "We're not going to know anything for sure until he has the scan. He strained the medial ligament and also sprained his ankle at the same time.

    "There was a possibility he had done a bit of damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, but I don't think there is much to worry about there. I think the medial strain is the problem, but my gut feeling is that he won't miss more than one or two games and there is a chance he won't miss any games at all.

    "To suggest he could miss more than a couple of games is going over the top."

    Johnson said several other injured Parramatta players would be assessed today including prop Josh Cordoba (abdomen),halfback Brett Finch (hamstring strain) as well as prop Fuifui Moimoi (corked knee).
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    Denis Fitzgerald: Manly could beat Parramatta by 40

    By Dean Ritchie

    A DEEPLY concerned Parramatta chief executive Denis Fitzgerald last night predicted his under-achieving Eels could be beaten by a staggering 40 points against Manly at Brookvale Oval this Friday night.

    And the desperate Eels may have to face the high-flying Sea Eagles without star five-eighth Feleti Mateo, who could be out for six to eight weeks with a knee injury.

    Parramatta's season is slipping away with a loss to Manly another gut-wrenching setback to their finals hopes.

    The Eels were humbled 32-20 by Souths on Saturday night at Homebush and remain outside the top eight.

    After pushing Melbourne right to the end in last year's grand final qualifier, Parramatta are the great disappointments of 2008, having won just seven of 16 matches.

    Mateo will have MRI scans today but Parramatta are bracing themselves for a stint without the creative ball-player, who is also battling an ankle injury.

    "On current form we could be beaten by 40 against Manly," Fitzgerald told The Daily Telegraph.

    "Things are getting very tough for us. We have to stand up against Manly this Friday night.

    "But things don't look good. And it could be difficult without Feleti Mateo."

    Fitzgerald emphasised that coach Michael Hagan's position was safe but said everyone at the club had to accept responsibility for the miserable season. "Michael will handle it," Fitzgerald said.

    "He's been through the good times and the bad times before with Newcastle. It was a bit the same last year with us.

    "We started last year poorly but rattled home to make the finals."

    After Manly, Parramatta play North Queensland and Newcastle - two games they will be confident of winning.

    "We're certainly not resigned to missing the finals," Fitzgerald said.

    "We are aiming for a top-eight spot and that starts with the game against Manly."

    Parramatta forward Nathan Hindmarsh could be charged by the NRL match review committee today for a high tackle on Souths' halfback Chris Sandow.

    Eels skipper Nathan Cayless missed Saturday night's match with an infected shin but should return for the Sea Eagles match.

    "No one is pointing any fingers," Fitzgerald said. "We are all in this together.

    "We just aren't going well and we aren't jelling. We are all accepting responsibility.

    "We aren't far outside the top eight. A couple of wins in coming weeks will change everything."

    Manly showed they are true contenders with a crushing victory over Cronulla at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night.
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,718 / 70
    Sounds like Fitzy is trying to motivate his players
  5. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +479 / 6
    Let the mind games begin...........
  6. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

    +390 / 25
    Danger game, with a capital D!!! You know it's almost the last roll of the dice when a chief exec predicts a thrashing against their own team. If we are down just a little, we will be in a bit of strife
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13

    Parramatta club doctor Michael Johnson said the length of Mateo's absence depended on how well he reacted to treatment.

    "It's just going to depend on speed of recovery," Johnson said. "If Feleti's lucky, he'll only miss the one game, or it'll be two."

    Johnson said Eels prop Josh Cordoba, who has an abdominal strain, and halfback Brett Finch (hamstring strain) would be fit to play Manly. He said prop Fuifui Moimoi's corked knee would be checked tomorrow.
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sea Eagles Toyota Cup Team: Mitch Porter, Bodie O’Connell, Mark Page, Jake Lingard, John Grey, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Inoke Tapaatoutai, Brad Bennett, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Ilija Radan, Kenny Edwards, Zac Bowles
    Interchange: Jamie Buhrer, Michael Tiopira, Cameron Woo, Ben Uptin, Todd Wilson, Jai Jones-Wiegold
    Coach: David Penna

    Sea Eagles NSW Cup Team: Michael Bani, Andrew Suniula, Shane Neumann, Jon Grieve, Sean Meaney, Nick Bradley-Qalilawa, Jeff Robson (c), Phil Morwood, Ray Nasso, George Rose, Jack Afamasaga, Vic Mauro, Jason Wells
    Interchange: Trent Rose, Tim Browne, Mark Offerdahl, Dean Connell, Gideon Mzembe, Chris Trembath
    Coach: Craig Sandercock
  9. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sea Eagles V Eels
    Referee: Shayne Hayne
    Touch Judges: Steve Chiddy, Bernard Sutton
    Video Referee: Chris Ward

    Hayne has reffed Manly 5 times in 08 for 5 wins
    Manly has won the last 9 times with him as ref
    Overall 17times 13wins 4losses

    R13 Wests Tigers         38 (6-7-0)    30 (5-5-0)   W  08-Jun-2003 Leichhardt              Shayne Hayne                13097

    R10 New Zealand          42 (7-7-0)    20 (3-4-0)   W  16-May-2004 Mt_Smart                Shayne Hayne                10099

    R13 Penrith              20 (4-2-0)    12 (2-2-0)   W  06-Jun-2004 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                11584

    R15 Souths               30 (5-5-0)    34 (6-5-0)   L  19-Jun-2004 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                9864

    R1  Canberra             14 (3-1-0)    27 (4-5-1)   L  11-Mar-2006 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                17135

    R6  St George Illawarra  24 (4-4-0)    26 (4-5-0)   L  15-Apr-2006 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                18069

    R14 Wests Tigers         16 (3-2-0)    12 (2-2-0)   W  09-Jun-2006 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                11588

    R16 Brisbane             10 (2-1-0)    16 (3-2-0)   L  25-Jun-2006 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                16084

    R11 Melbourne            13 (2-2-1)    12 (2-2-0)   W  26-May-2007 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                18640

    R19 Cronulla             29 (5-4-1)    22 (3-5-0)   W  20-Jul-2007 Endeavour               Shayne Hayne                6494

    R22 Newcastle            50 (9-7-0)    16 (3-2-0)   W  10-Aug-2007 Grahame                 Shayne Hayne                17122

    Qualifying Final
    Souths                   30 (5-5-0)    6  (1-1-0)   W  08-Sep-2007 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                19785
    Preliminary Final

    R4  Souths               20 (3-4-0)    2  (0-1-0)   W  06-Apr-2008 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                14426

    R6  Parramatta           20 (4-2-0)    16 (2-4-0)   W  18-Apr-2008 Parramatta              Shayne Hayne                14025

    R9  Brisbane             30 (5-5-0)    12 (2-2-0)   W  11-May-2008 Lang                    Shayne Hayne                27469

    R13 Sydney Roosters      42 (8-5-0)    0  (0-0-0)   W  08-Jun-2008 Brookvale               Shayne Hayne                13842

    R16 Newcastle            28 (5-4-0)    12 (3-0-0)   W  28-Jun-2008 Grahame                 Shayne Hayne                13798

  10. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    also Parra has lost the last 5 in a row with him as ref
  11. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    Manly interchange forward Mark Bryant is in doubt, although coach Des Hasler would not specify the nature of the injury. Glenn Hall is on standby.

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