17 Jun 2023 05:30 PM
|1||C. Gutherson||K. Weekes||1|
|2||M. Sivo||J. Saab||2|
|3||W. Penisini||T. Koula||3|
|4||B. Simonsson||R. Garrick||4|
|5||S. Russell||C. Tuipulotu||5|
|6||R. Matterson||J. Schuster||6|
|7||D. Asi||J. Arthur||7|
|8||R. Campbell-Gillard||T. Paseka||8|
|9||B. Hands||L. Croker||9|
|10||O. Ogden||T. Sipley||10|
|11||B. Cartwright||H. Olakau'atu||11|
|12||A. Davey||E. Bullemor||16|
|13||J. Hopgood||S. Keppie||13|
|14||L. Moretti||S. Fainu||12|
|15||J. Ofahengaue||K. Lawton||14|
|16||M. Doorey||J. Aloiai||15|
|17||M. Makatoa||A. Woods||18|
|18||H. Dunster||B. Condon||17|
Arthur is not a bad defender and Keppie has been pretty solid in defence - if everybody plays their best defensive roll we should be ok.Defence will be the issue that could be Manly's undoing. No Jake, No DCE. Big defenders leaving holes in the centre. I think Manly has the points in them, its whether they can defend effectively. This team tends to leak points too easily at times. Tui for example needs to stick with his wingman. Too often wanders from his wing, and Sivo is a danger man to mark. Thank heavens Croker is there. He may not be the most effective attacking hooker, but he's top class for defense.
Jakob could be your man. Has an excellent kicking game. GLI splashed out and bet $5 on Manly today to win by either - 1,3,5,7 or 9 pts ($1 on each lol).
So who will kick my magic field goal? Likely out of Croker, Schuster or Garrick.
Or of course Parra could kick one and try and defend their lead and we come storming home at the death and get in front