'10 | R7 | Mon | Sea Eagles 22-24 Titans | Brookvale

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Result: Sea Eagles v Titans

Poll closed Apr 26, 2010.
  1. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

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  2. Gold Coast Titans

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    1. Ben Farrar 2. Michael Robertson 3. Jamie Lyon (c) 4. Steve Matai 5. Tony Williams 6. Kieran Foran 7. Trent Hodkinson
    8. Jason King (c) 9. Matt Ballin 10. Josh Perry 11. Anthony Watmough 12. Shane Rodney 13. Glenn Stewart​

    Interchange: 14. Joe Galuvao 15. Brent Kite 16. Matt Cross 17. Chris Bailey
    Reserves: 18. Jamie Buhrer 19. Vic Mauro​

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    1. William Zillman 2. Kevin Gordon 3. Clinton Toopi 4. Joseph Tomane 5. David Mead 6. Greg Bird 7. Preston Campbell
    8. Luke Bailey 9. Nathan Friend 10. Brad Meyers 11. Anthony Laffranchi 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Ashley Harrison​

    Interchange: 14. Matt White 15. Michael Henderson 16. Sam Tagataese 17. Jordan Atkins
    Reserves: 18. Will Matthews​


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    Referees
    Jared Maxwell & Bernard Sutton
    Sideline Officials: Paul Holland & Gavin Morris; Video Referee: Sean Hampstead​


    Toyota Cup Round 7
    Sea Eagles v Titans @ Brookvale, Mon 4:45pm​

    QRL Intrust Super Cup Round 7 (Split Round)
    Sunshine Coast (MAN) v Tweed Heads (GCO) @ Stockland, Sun 4:15pm
    Ipswich (GCO) v Souths Logan (CAN) @ North Ipswich, Sat 1 May 2:00pm​

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  2. effnic

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    If Manly beat Storm we will lose this game for sure. Its just the way it seems to go these days. Seems as though most teams put everything they got into one game and they are still buggered and bruised a week later. But im guessing we will lose the storm game and win this one comfortably.
     
  3. eagles4eva

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    I think it will depend on injuries or suspensions out of tonights game and Kite will be back.

    When is big George due back?
     
  4. cupid

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    I think round 8
     
  5. eagles4eva

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    k, ty
     
  6. Dutchy

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    We will sh*t this game in. Gold Coast have nothing on us.
     
  7. cupid

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    Kite will be back fresh, so I'm expecting him to have a big game.
     
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

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    let em try and get past the f**king great wall of Eagles
     
  9. eagles4eva

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    Seems we got out of tonights game ok

    Eagles by 16
     
  10. to_ddeath

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    Manly by the length of the spit bridge...


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  11. Timmah

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    Teams & officials:

    Updated in post #1.
     
  12. natheel

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    manly by 4
     
  13. Jason Maher

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    Tits by 20.
     
  14. Daddycool

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    Sea Eagles v. the Titans.....Now let me think, how does it go?

    Ahh that's right....

    Nathan Friend will start mouthing off, saying how he doesn't rate us and we're all arrogant blah blah blah. :roll: Thus having the general effect of firing up the Manly players to absolutely give it to him and his team.

    So, even though they'll be bruised and battered from the Storm game.....Manly to win.
     
  15. effnic

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    Im just glad we got a full 7 day turn around we alway play rubbish after we play the storm. In 2008 souths put 40 something points on us the week after we played the storm.
     
  16. Cletus

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    Under the radar, one game at a time Manly by 6. Titans look like a bit of a rabble without Prince so it's hard to see them getting up. But it was a very physical game against the Storm so like Effnic says we might be a bit flat.
     
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    Recovery is going slower than expected, Rd 12 now looking likely
     
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    Manly are probably one of the top 3 sides this season to date (along with Saints and Penrith) and should have too much for the Titans at home. It's at Brooky as well. Titans could struggle to score points if Manly defend the way they did against the Storm.
     
  19. effnic

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    Im so happy with how we are going with the youngest halves in the comp. I know its early days but we look like a very dedicated team.
     
  20. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Sea Eagles v Titans
    Brookvale Oval
    Monday 7pm

    ‘Now listen, Oh we’re stepping out. I’m gonna turn around, gonna turn around once and we’ll do the Eagle Rock. Hey hey hey, good old Eagle Rock’s here to stay…’


    After four wins on the trot, the best active streak in the NRL right now, the Sea Eagles appear the real deal and will be out to continue their run in front of a Brookvale Oval crowd itching to sing the above Daddy Cool lyrics come full-time.

    Coach Des Hasler may have had his side back under the radar for a little while but a win over Melbourne in Melbourne has the Eagles back in the frame as premiership material.

    Currently third, the Sea Eagles look tough, gritty and have some flash, but more importantly they appear to have plenty of improvement in them.

    Their opponents, the Titans, suffered their second loss of the year against the Dragons, their first loss without Scott Prince, and now sit in sixth.

    They must regroup fast for the trip to Brookvale, a ground where they have found no love in three visits – in fact it is their number one bogey venue.

    Manly welcome back Brent Kite from suspension, while Jamie Buhrer and Vic Mauro are also added to the bench. Young Buhrer must have felt the real ups and downs of NRL football against the Storm. Named to make his debut, he sat on the bench for the entire 80 minutes, no doubt a bundle of nervous energy. His time for game number one will have to wait.

    The Titans have lost centre Mat Rogers to injury but welcome back another veteran in former Warriors and New Zealand centre Clinton Toopi. Jordan Atkins has also been added to a five-man bench.

    Watch out Sea Eagles: With representative season on the horizon Anthony Laffranchi wants a huge game up against Anthony Watmough and Glenn Stewart to push his claims for Test and New South Wales jerseys.

    Laffranchi is currently averaging 112 metres per match, has four line-breaks, a line-break assist, a try assist and two tries plus 17 tackle-breaks and four offloads. He knows he will need to lift these numbers even higher to gain the selectors’ eyes once more and if he can dominate against the Manly pair he’ll be pressing his claims hard.

    Watch out Titans: The Sea Eagles’ kicking game has been clinical in recent weeks and is a big factor in their ability to control games. They are kicking for 617 metres a match, behind just St George Illawarra, and are backing up these great numbers by allowing just 489 metres a match from the opposition.

    The side also finds space with kicks 57.4 per cent of the time. Considering their back three haven’t been expressly potent this year, this commitment to the kick, and the kick pressure on others, is a vital cog in their success.

    The Gold Coast need to find a way to upset the Manly kickers, put more pressure on them and also lift their own kicking-game back-up. Without Scott Prince, the usually stable kicking game of the Titans is waning – not a good sign in the lead up to this match.

    Where it will be won: Potency from close range. Both the Sea Eagles and the Titans rely heavily on scoring from close range, with the Titans scoring 14 of 18 tries from within 20 metres of the line and the Sea Eagles scoring 21 of 25 from the same distance.

    It is apparent both teams know how to break apart defences by running the right lines when the try line is in sight, but how does their goal-line defence stack up? Well, the Gold Coast have conceded 13 tries from within 20 metres of their line – exactly the same number the Sea Eagles have leaked. Scrambling defence therefore will be the key to the night.

    Which team wants to defend their territory more? The Manly boys have managed to pull off 23 try-saving tackles this season, the Titans 18 – but bear in mind someone in the team usually has to miss a tackle before you are in a position to make a try-saver.

    The History: Played 5; Sea Eagles 4, Titans 1. The two sides have played three previous matches at Brookvale Oval, with all three going to the Sea Eagles. The Titans only win over Manly came last season and it was a controversial one-point victory at Skilled Park.

    Otherwise, the Sea Eagles have the wood on the Titans, winning the other four games by an average 21.5 points.

    Conclusion: Manly are on a roll and look good here, especially after the Titans lost Mat Rogers to go with their lack of Prince.

    Brookvale has not been a nice place for the Gold Coast and could continue to be so unless the side comes fresh full of confidence in the mood to go the whole 80 minutes.

    If Manly has a weakness, it’s going for 80, so the Titans are a big show if they stick with the home side early.

    In terms of your tip, the safe bet is by far the home side, but the Titans are certainly capable.

    Match officials: Referees – Jared Maxwell & Bernard Sutton; Sideline Officials – Paul Holland & Gavin Morris; Video Ref – Sean Hampstead.

    Televised: Fox Sports – Live 7pm.


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