Are the high flying Sea Eagles on the road to October glory? Picture: Mark Evans/heraldsun.com.au
Sea Eagles v Cowboys
Central Coast Stadium
Friday April 18 – 7:45 PM (AEST)
Sea Eagles: WWWLW
If you can forget an off Sunday afternoon at Leichhardt, the Sea Eagles are by far the inform team at the moment. For the past decade, Manly have shown that they are a team based around consistency, that thrives off structure and grinds out games better than anyone. This year is no different.
Coming off a dominant performance against the Cronulla Sharks on Sunday afternoon, Manly head into Friday night’s clash as heavy favourites. If you take into account the recent form of the Cowboys , it’s not hard to see why. With arguably the best player in the world steering them around, North Queensland's slump is something that has everyone scratching their heads. Don't forget, the 'Cows' also have the Australian front row in their squad; so excuses are starting to wear thin.
Although their form leaves something to be desired, the Cowboys have the roster to turn their season around. Debutant Curtis Rona comes in for the injured Antonio Winterstein (hamstring), with Glenn Hall being coming in as 18th man.
For the Sea Eagles, Jason King returns - pushing Jesse Sene-Lefao to 18th man.
With the Cowboys still adjusting to life under new coach Paul Green, Manly look set to notch another win.
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