How to watch Sydney Roosters vs Manly Sea Eagles NRL live and free
In the battle of the birds, the Sydney Roosters host the Sea Eagles at the iconic SCG.
The Roosters will be bitterly disappointed in their exit from the finals last year when they went out in straight sets. That dashed their hopes of becoming the first team in the NRL era to win three premierships in a row.
This season the Roosters will again be one of the premiership favourites but they will have to do without their inspirational skipper Boyd Cordner. He will miss the first half of the season following a series of head knocks.
Manly have already been dealt a massive blow, with superstar fullback Tom Trbojevic suffering another hamstring injury in the pre-season. In a surprise move, Dylan Walker will replace Trbojevic in the number one jersey.
When is Roosters vs Manly?
This match kicks off at 5:30pm AEDT on Saturday 13 March at the SCG.
How to watch Sydney Roosters vs Manly Sea Eagles live
Stream Roosters vs Manly on Kayo Sports
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Roosters vs Sea Eagles team lists
Sydney Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joey Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Luke Keary 8. Lindsay Collins 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 14. Adam Keighran 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 19. Fletcher Baker 21. Sam Walker
Manly Sea Eagles: 1. Dylan Walker 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai, 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Jack Gosiewski 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Tevita Funa 15. Andrew Davey 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Josh Schuster 19. Sean Keppie
Who will win Roosters vs Manly?
Halves Daly Cherry-Evans and the injury plagued Kieran Foran are together again, having guided Manly to the 2011 NRL premiership. Before Tom Trobjevic's latest hamstring injury, we would've given Manly a sneaky chance to cause an upset. Now we give them none.
The star-studded Roosters should have far too much class in every department.
It will be interesting to see how the Tricolours' halves Luke Keary and Lachlan Lam combine against the more experienced Cherry-Evans and Foran. Roosters by 18 points.
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