Manly Sea Eagles vs North Queensland Cowboys Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

4 Pines Park will play host to Friday's Round 15 NRL game between Manly Sea Eagles and North Queensland Cowboys. The game kicks off at 6:00 pm with North Queensland Cowboys heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Manly Sea Eagles vs. North Queensland Cowboys game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Friday June 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Where: 4 Pines Park

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Manly Sea Eagles vs North Queensland Cowboys Preview

The 7-7 Manly Sea Eagles are ninth and keeping their heads above water by winning the games they should – but Des Hasler’s side have done little to shed the ‘flat-track bully’ tag they were branded with in 2021.

The Sea Eagles’ emphatic wins over the Warriors (44-12) and Tigers (30-4) in the past fortnight – both without Daly Cherry-Evans – were impressive, but they are yet to beat a Top 8 team this season.

Just one of their losses has come by less than 12 points, illustrating how far behind the finals-contending pace they truly are.

Third-placed North Queensland Cowboys, meanwhile, continue to prove they are the real deal in 2022. Despite a host of Origin absentees they pounded the Titans (32-6) and Dragons (31-12) in their last two games.

Taking out the Round 12 loss at Penrith, the Cowboys’ last seven wins have come by a combined 236 points to 56.

Heilum Luki’s season-ending injury is a bitter blow and Tom Gilbert is also out this week, but Origin forwards Reuben Cotter and Jeremiah Nanai return for the Cowboys, but Luciano Leilua is not available until next week.

Daly Cherry-Evans comes back for Manly, which sends Josh Schuster to the bench.

Manly has won its last four against North Queensland, including a pair of landslide results in 2021 – 50-16 at Brookvale in Round 14 and 46-18 in Townsville in the final round, but this Cowboys incarnation is an entirely different prospect.

It’s an ideal barometer for the Sea Eagles, who can take some confidence from a 4-0 record at 4 Pines Park this year (albeit against the Bulldogs, Titans, Tigers and Warriors). But the Cowboys – 11-3 against the start this season – are very tough to back against.

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Manly Sea Eagles vs North Queensland Cowboys Teams

Sea Eagles team: 1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 3. Morgan Harper 4. Tolutau Koula 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Toafofoa Sipley 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Andrew Davey 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Josh Schuster 16. Martin Taupau 17. Sean Keppie 18. Taniela Paseka 19. Ben Trbojevic 20. Ethan Bullemor 21. Kaeo Weekes 22. Kurt De Luis

Cowboys team: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Connelly Lemuelu 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Coen Hess 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Griffin Neame 18. Ben Condon 19. Brendan Elliot 20. Kane Bradley 23. Ben Hampton 24. Robert Derby