Manly Sea Eagles vs. Parramatta Eels
Round 7 looks like it will be kicked off with a great game this week, when 10th place Manly Sea Eagles welcome 3rd place Parramatta Eels to the Brookvale Oval on Thursday night. Both coming off victories, this game promises to be quite a heated game.
The big news surrounding the match sees the return of off season signing, and former Sea Eagle, Kieran Foran partnering Corey Norman in the Eels halves. Adding Foran into the attacking frame at the Eels, on the back of their, 65 points conceded in 6 games, defence, it looks all to be an Eels win.
Without key man Daly Cherry-Evans, hooker Apisai Koroisau has stepped up to the plate to partner Dylan Walker in the halves for the Sea Eagles. Without Cherry-Evans, these two need to really step up and throw the ball about against a very strong defensive outfit.
Players to watch:
Manly Sea Eagles: Apisai Koroisau
Stepping in for Daly Cherry-Evans, Koroisau has really upped his game and showed real class against the Warriors last week with the game in the palm of his hands. Two try assists from the young hooker proved vital. Teaming up with former South’s team mate Dylan Walker, Koroisau could be the key that opens up the Eels defence.
Parramatta Eels: Kieran Foran
With the captain back on the field for the Eels and his return to Brookvale, you can almost guarantee that Foran will be the star player for the Eels. Playing off the big boys up front in Paulo, Ma’u and Scott – Foran will have a field day.
Round 6 Results:
New Zealand Warriors 18 – 34 Manly Sea Eagles
Parramatta Eels 36 – 6 Canberra Raiders
With both teams picking up wins last week they will be both be full off confidence. But with the returning Kieran Foran, I can see the Eels taking this one. Eels by 8.
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