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  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Team list - Sea Eagles vs Rabbitohs
    27/04/2010 3:30:48 PM

    The Quantum Manly Sea Eagles have announced their teams for this Sunday's game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    NRL:

    Ben Farrar
    Michael Robertson
    Jamie Lyon (c)
    Steve Matai
    Tony Williams
    Kieran Foran
    Trent Hodkinson
    Jason King (c)
    Matt Ballin
    Josh Perry
    Anthony Watmough
    Shane Rodney
    Glenn Stewart

    Joe Galuvao
    Brent Kite
    Matt Cross
    Chris Bailey

    Coach: Des Hasler

    NYC:

    William Hopoate
    Josh Portlock
    Dean Whare
    Blake Davey
    Michael Oldfield
    Scott Blanch
    Gary Riccardi
    James Cunningham
    Liam Higgins (c)
    Magnus Stromquist
    Mitchell Jowett
    Lama Tasi
    Joseph Hawkins

    Jason Annear
    Brad Bennett
    Cale Hobday
    Taylor Matthews
    Sione Fakahua

    Coach: David Penna
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    So he should, had absolutly no impact
     
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully Bailey will get as much time as Jamie did last night
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Rabbitohs: 1. Rhys Wesser 2. Nathan Merritt 3. Colin Best 4. Beau Champion 5. Fetuli Talanoa 6. John Sutton 7. Chris Sandow 8. Scott Geddes 9. Isaac Luke 10. Luke Stuart 11. Sam Burgess 12. Dave Taylor 13. Ben Lowe
    Interchange: 14. Garrett Crossman 15. Shannan McPherson 16. Eddy Pettybourne 17. Jason Clark
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Buhrer was useless. Glad he got chopped.

    Actually, he had about as much impact as Bailey.
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Referees: Tony Archer & Alan Shortall
    Sideline Officials: Russell Turner & Steve Carrall
    Video Referee: Steve Clark
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    From the ground Bailey added some impact when he came on and did some good defensive work. You also need a player on the bench who can cover a backlline injury as well. He doesn't deserve much crap for last night's performance in my view.
     
  9. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Bailey's a plodder who adds nothing.

    Rodney should've copped more game time, he was our best forward out there.
     
  10. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Still no Crocker, Ross or Asotasi for them.  Good news. 
     
  11. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles
    Sunday 3pm
    ANZ Stadium

    What a nail-biter this should be! Both South Sydney and Manly sit on eight points after four wins and three losses this season. But while the Sea Eagles and Rabbitohs have a winning record in the 2010 season, both have been far from consistent. This match gives Manly – who were run down by the Titans last Monday night – and the Rabbitohs – who staged a remarkable comeback to defeat the Raiders in Canberra last weekend – the opportunity to consolidate on an up-and-down start to the year.

    A win in this clash, against a team on equal footing thus far in the season, could just provide the momentum for either club to build solid mid-season form and give them enough impetus to march through to September.

    Watch out Rabbitohs: South Sydney’s late-match revival against the Raiders last Sunday certainly gave their fans a reason to smile – Dave Taylor transformed into a human cannonball, Issac Luke shook off some first-half jitters and the entire backline hit top gear.

    But the 18-point lead they conceded before half-time, which they ultimately overcame, is unlikely to be surrendered by a team of the calibre of the Sea Eagles. Quite simply, the Sea Eagles’ player roster is stronger than the Raiders’ and the likelihood of Manly giving up a lead for the second time in two weeks, after they slipped in the final 10 minutes against the Titans, is very slim. The Rabbitohs need to start in a much more convincing fashion – or risk losing an important match.

    Individually, the Rabbitohs have several go-to men – Luke, Taylor and Sutton in particular – however some of those star players have deficiencies. Renowned pint-sized hitman Luke loves the tough stuff in the middle of the field, but he’s missed 40 tackles this season (the most in the NRL) for an efficiency of 74 per cent. He has also conceded the most missed tackles in a game so far this season – 12 against the Titans in Round 2. The same problem exists with halfback Chris Sandow (73 per cent), who’s missed 33 tackles. (No player at the Sea Eagles has missed more than 24 tackles so far in 2010).

    It’s safe to say both Luke and Sandow will be targeted.

    Watch out Sea Eagles: Statistics show the Rabbitohs are impossible to keep down if they complete their sets of six. In fact, South Sydney haven’t lost a match this season where they’ve completed their sets at 72 per cent efficiency or higher.

    And it doesn’t even matter what the opposition does – the Rabbitohs won against 28-10 against the Knights in Round 5, despite Newcastle finishing with a better completion rate.

    It’s as simple as this – the Bunnies hold onto the football and they’re very difficult to contain.

    Manly need to force errors out of the Rabbitohs – and if they don’t it could be all over, red rover. South Sydney rank highly in tries scored (4.1 per game – fourth), metres gained (1388 per game – second), line-breaks (5.1 per game – fourth) and tackle-breaks (36 per game – seventh). When their attack gets going, Sutton and Sandow start scheming.

    Then the likes of Nathan Merritt, who has scored six tries in seven appearances, and Beau Champion, who has a one-try-each-game record so far in 2010, bob up ready to score. The Sea Eagles simply can’t let that happen. Look for battering rams Steve Matai, Anthony Watmough and Shane Rodney, among others, to come charging out of the line and put pressure on the Rabbitohs’ attack.

    Also of concern for Manly coaching staff and fans would be the side’s ill-disciplined start to 2010 – the Sea Eagles lead the league after conceding 53 penalties in seven matches. (For the record, the Bulldogs have conceded the fewest, just 34 thus far in 2010.)

    Where it will be won: The battle of the no.6s will have a massive bearing as to how this match pans out.

    Rabbitohs stand-off John Sutton sparked his team into action with some great vision against the Raiders in Canberra – his playmaking ability acts as the perfect foil for the inconsistent but developing Sandow, who partners Sutton at halfback. Sutton’s recorded nine try assists already this season, and is a danger running, passing and kicking.

    Sea Eagles five-eighth Kieran Foran has also been in top form, too. Last week against the Titans he broke seven tackles and set up two tries in a dominant performance. So far this year he’s recorded nine try assists, five line-break assists and 19 tackle-breaks.

    Both Foran and Sutton lead their team’s creativity with nine try assists from their team’s total so far of 29 – who gets on top will go a long way to determining who gets the competition points.

    Conclusion: Expect an entertaining clash. Big forwards the likes of Luke, Taylor, powerful Pom Sam Burgess, Watmough, Josh Perry and Brent Kite will look to dominate for their respective teams in the middle of the ruck. Big hits are guaranteed!

    TAB Sportsbet gives the Rabbitohs a 2.5 points head-start… but it could get even closer than that. Whichever team dominates the middle of the field, through the forwards, should come out victors. It’ll allow the creative halves of both teams time and room to give the ball to quick-stepping and powerful flyers like Rhys Wesser, Merritt and Colin Best for the Rabbitohs, and Michael Robertson, Tony Williams and Jamie Lyon for Manly.

    That said, even if a team dominates the mid-field arm-wrestle, both sides have X-factors capable of throwing a spanner in the works. The Rabbitohs have Sandow, Wesser and Merritt who are, ahem, more than capable of pulling a rabbit out of a hat. The same goes for the Sea Eagles, with the enigmatic and dynamic Lyon, Matai and Williams capable of making something out of nothing.

    The history: Played 123; Sea Eagles 67, Rabbitohs 56. The Sea Eagles have won six of the past 10 meetings. Last season they finished one apiece – the Rabbitohs won 36-22 in Round 22 at Brookvale, with Manly victors 24-8 in the Round 6 clash at ANZ.

    Match officials: Referees – Tony Archer & Alan Shortall; Sideline Officials – Russell Turner & Steve Carrall; Video Ref – Steve Clark.

    Televised: Channel 9 – Delayed from 4pm; Fox Sports – Delayed from 6pm.
     
  12. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    Should beat this mob (better had, it's my f****n birthday and my family needs me to seem happy about taking another lurching step toward decrepitude).

    Don't like the look of that refereeing squad though. Glad dessie kept his head down last week after the game.

    A good time for Watmough and Lyon to join G Stewart in leading the way, esp. when it counts in the last stages.
     
  13. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mail is that Sutton is in big doubt, so that would be good for us obviously.
     
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That would be good.  When he's on his game he's very good, especially, dare I say it, with bombs.. 
     
  15. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Out Injured, got a splinter in his bum
     
  16. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And so he should too.  He has done nothing in his last 2 games in the top side. :p
     
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Your comment is a contradiction in terms. He adds plodding. Incidently, plodding is often maligned but those with a deep understanding of the game appreciate the importance of a plodder in the ranks. Apart from anything else it is good for the ego & self-confidence of the other players.
     
  18. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Your comment is a contradiction in terms. He adds plodding. Incidently, plodding is often maligned but those with a deep understanding of the game appreciate the importance of a plodder in the ranks. Apart from anything else it is good for the ego & self-confidence of the other players.
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    So thats Hindmarshs' purpose in still playing.
     
  19. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Sutton is out heard as advised by Munsie on 2ky
     
  20. Berkeley_Eagle

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