How to watch Manly Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL live and free
Can the Sea Eagles bounce back against the powerhouse Bunnies after a round 1 thrashing?
It's only round two and Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett has already wielded the axe, dropping off-season recruits Josh Mansour and Jacob Host from the side which lost to Melbourne Storm last week. Forward Tom Burgess has been cleared to play just a week after he was stretchered off with neck and shoulder injuries.
The Sea Eagles are largely unchanged, with forward Andrew Davey switching places with Jack Gosiewski in the run-on side. Manly have lost 9 of their past 10 games.
Manly vs South Sydney kick-off
Manly vs Rabbitohs starts at 5:30pm AEDT on Saturday 20 March at Brookvale Oval. You can check out the full 2021 NRL season draw here.
How to watch Manly vs Rabbitohs
Souths and Sea Eagles fans will require a subscription to Fox League to watch this match. Your best option to do so is Kayo Sports. You can also watch via Foxtel iQ or Foxtel Now, but neither stacks up with Kayo.
Kayo is cheaper, has a longer free trial and is more readily accessible than either of the Foxtel products.
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Stream Manly vs Rabbitohs on Kayo Sports
Kayo is a sports streaming service that boasts every single regular season NRL game live and ad-free. As it's a dedicated sports streaming service it's able to be filled with unique viewing features not available via traditional broadcasters.
For example if you miss the start of Manly vs Souths you can jump in at any point and choose to watch from the start instead of live. There's also a No Spoilers! feature to ensure the result remains a surprise.
There are also other features like Interactive Stats, alternate camera angles and Minis. See the full list of Kayo features here. If you are yet to check it out, new customers get a 14-day free trial.
After your free trial Kayo will cost $25 or $35 a month, the only difference is being able to stream from two or three screens at once. Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
If you're an NRL Live Pass customer you're also being transitioned to Kayo. If you sign up by 31 May you can get a $20 monthly discount on subscriptions for 12 months. We also have a full viewing guide for the NRL season that breaks down all your streaming options.
Sea Eagles vs Rabbitohs prediction
The Sea Eagles are a rabble without their injured star fullback Tom Trbojevic, who is at least two weeks away from returning.
Curtis Sironen has been scratched since the side was originally named leaving no noted backrowers on the bench. Kieran Foran will be playing with a cork. His halves partner Daly Cherry-Evans looked well off the pace in Manly's 46-4 loss to the Roosters.
With all that said though Manly fans should be excited as at the time of writing young gun Josh Schuster is currently named in jersey 18 to come off the bench and play his second ever first grade game.
The Rabbitohs players will be on notice after Bennett's axing of Mansour and Host. In the sole meeting between Souths and Manly in round 15 last year the Bunnies thrashed the Sea Eagles 56-16 who were once more missing Tom Trbojevic.
We expect them to put the cleaners through Manly again. We'll go with South Sydney by 20 points with Sydney's torrential rain the only thing stopping us from tipping 30 plus.
Manly vs South Sydney team lists
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. Andrew Davey 15. Jack Gosiewski 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Cade Cust 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Josh Schuster 19. Tevita Funa 20. Toafofoa Sipley
South Sydney Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jai Arrow 19. Tautau Moga 21. Jacob Host
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