New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles Tips and Odds – NRL 2021

Mt Smart Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 5 NRL game between New Zealand Warriors and Manly Sea Eagles. The game kicks off at 6:00 pm with New Zealand Warriors heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the New Zealand Warriors vs. Manly Sea Eagles game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Friday April 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Where: Mt Smart Stadium

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New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles Odds

New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles Preview

The New Zealand Warriors struggled in Round 4 with the 32-12 loss to the Roosters a fair reflection of the gap between the two sides. While they started well enough, their sub-par middle couldn’t keep the Chooks from getting up the field and finding points. As for the Sea Eagles, well, they are historically bad at 0-4 with the worst defence in the NRL.

It’s not about to get any easier for Des Hasler and the Sea Eagles either. Tom Trbojevic is still unavailable with Dylan Walker retaining his spot at the back. Positively, Morgan Harper comes into the side for Moses Suli. It’s not all good news for the Warriors either. Addin Fonua-Blake won’t play his former side, and Bunty Afoa is suspended. Leeson Ah Mau and Tohu Harris start at prop with Kane Evans and Tom Ale coming onto the bench.

Manly’s defence may be the worst in the NRL, but the Kiwi clubs attack hasn’t set the world on fire. The only time the Warriors have looked consistently dangerous in attack came against a battered Raiders side playing without a bench. Neither side look primed to pile up points. If anything, it’s setting up for the Sea Eagles to cause an upset given the Warriors injury issues through the middle. Anticipating the Manly pack to get up the field, but for their attack to stall once it gets into good ball, this one looks like a bludger.

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New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles Teams

Warriors team: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Adam Pompey 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Wayde Egan 10. Tohu Harris 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Jack Murchie 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Ben Murdoch-Masila 15. Tom Ale 16. Kane Evans 17. Josh Curran 18. Rocco Berry 20. Paul Turner 21. Jackson Frei 22. Taniela Otukolo

Sea Eagles team:1. Dylan Walker 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. Jack Gosiewski 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Cade Cust 15. Toafofoa Sipley 16. Sean Keppie 17. Josh Aloiai 18. Tevita Funa 19. Zac Saddler 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Ben Trbojevic