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2023 R23 Thu - Sydney 26-16 Manly @ SCG

Round 23: Sydney v Manly

  • Sydney Roosters

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Draw after Golden Point

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

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NRL 2023 - Round 23
Sydney Roosters v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park / Gadigal, Moore Park (TICKETS)
Thursday 3 August 2023

Gates 5:30pm
NRLW (Dragons v Roosters) 5:40pm
NRL kickoff 7:50pm
Broadcast live on Nine Network, 9Now, Fox League, Kayo Sports.


1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sandon Smith 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Siua Wong 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Nathan Brown 16. Terrell May 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Corey Allan 19. Elie El Zakhem 20. Jake Turpin 21. Fetalaiga Pauga 22. Dylan Napa

Out: Egan Butcher (second row), Jake Turpin (bench)
In: Joshua Wong (second row), Drew Hutchison (bench), Elie El-Zakhem (bench)


1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Tolutau Koula 5. Ray Tuaimalo-Vaega 6. Josh Schuster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Toafofoa Sipley 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Matthew Lodge 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Ben Trbojevic 15. Aaron Woods 16. Dean Matterson 17. Ethan Bullemor 18. Ben Condon 19. Jakob Arthur 20. Kaeo Weekes 21. Morgan Harper 22. Gordon Chan Kum Tong

Out: Christian Tuipulotu (wing), Sean Keppie (bench)
In: Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega (wing), Ben Trbojevic (bench), Jakob Arthur (bench)


Referee: Ashley Klein
Sideline Officials: Kasey Badger, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Video Referee: Grant Atkins

NSW Cup: Newcastle v North Sydney^ at Newcastle COE, Sat 1:45pm
NSW Cup: Sydney^ v Blacktown^ at Wentworth, Sun 2pm​
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Huge game.

The loser is likely officially dead.
Manly play Panthers in the next round on Thursday week, so that is going to be a hard nut to crack. It's going to be tough even if they win this match V Roosters. IMO, Roosters have a more likely chance of sneaking in given the rest of the draw. In doing so, they have to get their act together and channel what was working for them just a few years ago. Easts by 10, that is if they tun up.
Lodge will either have the game of his life or get sent off in the first ten minutes. Roosters choosing to celebrate the 2013 premiership victory against the very club we’re playing tonight is genius because Manly don’t have enough motivation apparently. You’re welcome, Manly.

Black Panther

Manly have 2 front rowers who are huge no lateral movement, plus 2 backrowers who are much the same just don’t run directly at them. Manly are a horrible defensive unit.
Roosters should win by plenty.


I sorta feel that neither team is going to go deep into the finals… so it’s playing for pride I guess…

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