Farah Brings Up Milestone

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Robbie Farah will play his 200th NRL game against Manly. Image courtesy of foxsports.com.au
Last 5 Meetings

Round 4, 2013 – Manly Sea Eagles 26 d Wests Tigers 0 at Bluetongue Stadium
Round 2, 2012 - Manly Sea Eagles 22 d Wests Tigers 18 at Bluetongue Stadium
Round 21, 2011 – Wests Tigers 14 d Manly Sea Eagles 12 at Bluetongue Stadium
Round 20, 2010 - Manly Sea Eagles 38 d Wests Tigers 20 at Bluetongue Stadium
Round 1, 2010 - Wests Tigers 26 d Manly Sea Eagles 22 at Allianz Stadium

Current Form

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Sea Eagles

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The Tigers  will be looking to celebrate Robbie Farah’s 200th NRL match with a rare win when they host the Manly Sea Eagles  at Campbelltown Stadium on Monday night. In what has been a forgettable season for the club both on and off the field, celebrating the skipper’s milestone match with a victory over fourth placed Manly would be a genuine highlight given the club is effectively already out of contention for a place in the finals.

New South Wales Origin flop Aaron Woods has been ruled out of the match through injury, with Jack Buchanan coming into the starting side and Shaun Spence drafted onto the bench. Liam Fulton will play his 150th game for Wests while this fixture will be the last that Blake Ayshford and Benji Marshall will play at Campbelltown before leaving the club at the end of the season.

Manly has named the same starting side that outfought the Titans 38-20 at Brookvale Oval last weekend to secure a third straight win. It is no coincidence that the side’s return to form has come about with Brett Stewart coming back into the squad, with the fullback providing nine try assists since round 17. ‘Gorgeous’ George Rose has been recalled on the bench after recovering from an ankle injury.

1st Tryscorer

Teenage winger David Nofoaluma  has been a revelation since making his debut for the Tigers in round 10, bagging six tries in just eight appearances. He opened the scoring against New Zealand last Friday night and did the same against the Raiders just three matches earlier.

Steve Matai  is best known for his hard hitting defence, but the centre is enjoying one of his most prolific campaigns in attack for the Sea Eagles, with nine tries in 2013. He has crossed in four of his past six outings and was on the scoresheet against Wests in round four.

Prediction

The Tigers have won four of their past seven matches but haven’t won a match since beating a Melbourne outfit missing its rep stars in round 16 and face another big test against Manly this weekend. The Sea Eagles are slowly regaining form after failing to win in June and should have little trouble registering their ninth win from 12 matches against Wests. Manly Sea Eagles by 16

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