Manly Team

1 Brendan Elliot
2 Jorge Taufua
3 Moses Suli
4 Brad Parker
5 Reuben Garrick

6 Kane Elgey
7 Daly Cherry-Evans

8 Addin Fonua-Blake
9 Apisai Koroisau
10 Martin Taupau
11 Joel Thompson
12 Curtis Sironen
13 Jake Trbojevic

INTERCHANGE
14 Trent Hodkinson
15 Jack Gosiewski
16 Kelepi Tanginoa
17 Toafofoa Sipley

RESERVES
18 Tevita Funa
19 Cade Cust
20 Lloyd Perrett
21 Lachlan Croker

Strong starting front row but that bench would be one of the worst in the comp.

I thought our 1-5 was weak but Manlys is much worse. Elgey is a horrible defender.

Their backline may be worse than ours. This game will come down to which forward pack can hit their straps.

You accidentally linked the Canterbury Cup team.

Starting forward pack is solid - the key there is to limit Taupau and his offloads.

On paper their backline is worse than ours.

I’ve seen worse cut us to shreds though…

Big strong pack. Will be a reasonable test of our pack.

Yeah one of the poorer backlines I’ve seen in recent years, esp for Round 1.

Forwards vs Backs I guess.

Taupau is the danger man for us. If we can contain him it’ll shut down the rest of their pack.

Their backline looks worse than ours. No Trbojevic or Walker is a huge plus for us. If it’s a wet track as some have suggested we could be looking at a low scoring slug out similar to the cowboys game at Cambo a few years ago.

Losing Mbye is huge. Hopefully the boys can get the job done. I’m just not sure where our points will come from.

Looks to be pretty even match up

@Fraze23:

Trbojevic

Would think Jake Trbojevic would also be a big danger.

Marty still goes hard but the one to stop is Fonua Blake. When he gets going he is an animal and Manly roll!! How is Suli looking? 140kg with concrete boots on?

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