Welcome!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

SignUp Now!

PRE-GAME DISCUSSION: Manly v Penrith [Round 12, 2020]

globaleagle

SGF0IHJ1bGVzIGFsbCE=
Staff member
Premium Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
24,044
Noice!

It's 1 v 8 in a game I'm surprised V'landys doesn't want this match renamed "SBW is back in Australia! Does everyone know about? it ".

Manly are riding high(er) after two good wins and the Panthers got home after the Titans gave them a good scare until the refs woke up.

How good would these two points be? (Ans...very)


edit: Gawd I hate walking up, re-reading my post, and seeing I left words like 'this match' out of my original musings!

Don't type sleepy folks! sheesh.

fmd - I just saw I spelt 'sleepy' incorrectly.

Go Manly!
 
Last edited:

globaleagle

SGF0IHJ1bGVzIGFsbCE=
Staff member
Premium Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
24,044

Team news
Sea Eagles: Second-rower Joel Thompson played just 11 minutes against the Cowboys after spraining his ankle but reports were that Manly was prepared to use him if needed. An eight-day turnaround could help his cause to play. Prop Morgan Boyle is approaching a return from a groin injury. Five-eighth Dylan Walker may only be sidelined for another week.

Panthers: Coach Ivan Cleary was hopeful on Sunday that second-rower Viliame Kikau would be right to return from a minor calf injury this week. Prop Zane Tetevano was also scheduled to return this round. Api Koroisau, Dean Whare and Dylan Edwards are still another week away at least.

Key match-up
Cade Cust v Jarome Luai.
No-one doubts that the clash between opposing halfbacks Daly Cherry-Evans and Nathan Cleary will be enthralling, but it's the battle between rival five-eighths Cust and Luai that could prove decisive.
Cust is settling into his role since being promoted to the starting line-up a few weeks ago, scoring an important try in last week's defeat of the Cowboys.
Luai has cemented his position as Cleary's right-hand man and is proving he has the maturity and poise to be a top-flight No.6.
 

SeaEagleRock8

Sea Eagle Lach
Staff member
Premium Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2009
Messages
18,789
We need to gang up on Fisher-Harris, he's their main man and has been leading the go forward all year. It helps us that Api is missing.
Panthers are on a winning streak and are favourites, which is perfect for us! Should be a pretty good match, and there's no reason we can't win this one.
 

ricardo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2015
Messages
3,474
Panthers are going much better since Cleary asked Gould to step down. Can't help but like the club.
 

Shoe1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2010
Messages
10,955
Gayamagal-Garigal will thrash Darugh on Saturday night.

Darugh sux, they should stay over near their ****ty river and leave the coast and broken bay to the mighty Gayamagal-Garigal.
 

Shoe1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2010
Messages
10,955
Signs:
Pull da-rug out !

worst darughby league team
 

maxta

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2010
Messages
5,554
Penrith have been (outscoring) their opponents and offer great attack.
But on the flipside they really struggle against strong dirct attack through the middle and containing those quick play balls, the exact area Manly excel.
With Cust playing nice and direct after some big AFB and Kapow charges, will find enough points to win this game....just a matter of culling the points they score, which is a tough ask, but very possible....hoping Thommo is back as defence will be the key, Sirro will have an even bigger task on that right edge, with Kikau and an in form Creighton targeting that edge all day.
 

Mark from Brisbane

โ€œ Triggered Boomerโ€
Premium Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2008
Messages
30,567
Penrith have been (outscoring) their opponents and offer great attack.
But on the flipside they really struggle against strong dirct attack through the middle and containing those quick play balls, the exact area Manly excel.
With Cust playing nice and direct after some big AFB and Kapow charges, will find enough points to win this game....just a matter of culling the points they score, which is a tough ask, but very possible....hoping Thommo is back as defence will be the key, Sirro will have an even bigger task on that right edge, with Kikau and an in form Creighton targeting that edge all day.
Kikau may not play , could be rested to let his injury recover better.

That will help!!
 

Manly Tragic

Tragic
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2016
Messages
2,268
This is a big game for us. We will need to be up for this one and start well.
 

mickqld

Sea Eagle forever
Joined
Sep 13, 2004
Messages
9,607
I don't think I've seen Suli get quality early ball since our two finals games last year. I hope that changes this week!
We must send plenty their way out wide. I saw enough last week vs the Titans that their centers can be suspect in defense and we can get at them out wide.
 

Mitch

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 1, 1970
Messages
2,764
Gosiewski out, Keppie in. Walker on extended bench.

Kikau in for Panthers with Koroisau on the extended bench.
 

Indy0204

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2019
Messages
164
I feel like since Dylan has been named in the reserves heโ€™ll either be playing centre or fullback if he plays. I reckon Des will not want the panthers to expect him to play 5/8 if he plays and Des might be trying to pull a fast one over them. Cust deserves the 6 from here on out I think
 

Members online

Latest posts

2020 Ladder

Team P W D L PD Pts
1 Panthers 12 10 1 1 134 21
2 Storm 12 10 0 2 157 20
3 Eels 12 10 0 2 122 20
4 Roosters 12 8 0 4 166 16
5 Raiders 12 8 0 4 43 16
6 Sharks 12 7 0 5 46 14
7 Knights 12 6 1 5 31 13
8 Rabbitohs 12 6 0 6 34 12
9 Sea Eagles 12 6 0 6 -44 12
10 Tigers 12 5 0 7 52 10
11 Dragons 12 4 0 8 -22 8
12 Warriors 12 4 0 8 -135 8
13 Cowboys 12 3 0 9 -84 6
14 Titans 12 3 0 9 -173 6
15 Broncos 12 3 0 9 -205 6
16 Bulldogs 12 2 0 10 -122 4
Top Bottom