How to watch Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles NRL live and match preview
Manly star fullback Tom Trobjevic destroyed the Titans last week. Will he do the same to Wests Tigers?
It's amazing what an injection of confidence does to a team. Manly look a completely different side with their star fullback Tom Trbojevic causing havoc from the back. It couldn't be worse timing for the lowly Tigers. "Turbo" was simply devastating in his side's 36-0 victory over Gold Coast in his return from a hamstring injury.
The gallant Tigers were gutted after their heart-breaking loss to Souths when Tom Burgess scored the winning try in golden-point extra time. How do they recover from that? It's up to coach Michael Maguire to get them up again against Manly.
Wests Tigers vs Sea Eagles kick-off time
This match kicks off at 1:45pm AEST at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney on Sunday 25 April.
How to watch Tigers vs Manly
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Tigers vs Manly match preview
Not surprisingly, Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler has made no changes to his side in its hunt for a third straight win. The return of Trbojevic last week was something to behold. For a month Manly had looked like they would contend for the club's first ever wooden spoon.
Then suddenly against the Titans "Turbo" had Manly soaring. Manly scored six tries last week after only scoring eight in the opening five weeks. They also achieved more than 50% of their line break total in Mudgee compared to the opening five rounds.
ESPN even found that Tom Trbojevic has a greater winning influence for Manly than Andrew Johns and Jonathan Thurston had for their own sides. For Manly's sake, let's hope Turbo can stay injury-free because the Sea Eagles clearly can't fly without him.
Tigers veteran Michael Chee-Kam comes into the centres to replace Asu Kepaoa, who tore his ACL against South Sydney. With the pending arrival of Jackson Hastings at the Tigers from 2022, halfback Luke Brooks will be determined to cement his hold on the number 7 jersey.
Brooks hasn't made a huge impact this year, although he sits third for try-assists with seven behind Jarome Luai and Chad Townsend (both nine). We can't see Brooks leading the Tigers to an upset win on Anzac Day.
The Tigers only won three times from eight trips to Bankwest Stadium last year so it has hardly been a happy hunting ground for them. We're putting our faith in Tom Trbojevic to again inspire his team to victory against a Tigers outfit who were brave but ultimately outclassed against the Rabbitohs. Sea Eagles by 14 points.
Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles team lists
Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Michael Chee-Kam 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Stefano Utoikamanu 11. Joe Ofahengaue 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Moses Mbye 15. Luke Garner 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Zane Musgrove 18. Jacob Liddle 19. Thomas Mikaele 20. Tom Amone 21. Joseph Leilua
Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Cade Cust 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Zac Saddler 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Ben Trbojevic
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