We take a look at Saturday’s (13/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 17 match is between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Sea Eagles. The South Sydney Rabbitohs go into the match as the short priced favourites in betting and have been heavily backed.
When: Saturday July 13, 3:00pm
Where: ANZ Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Bunnies will be looking to avoid a fifth loss on the trot when they host Manly at ANZ Stadium on Saturday. The Rabbits will be boosted by the return of Englishman Sam Burgess after shoulder surgery, with the skipper pushing Ethan Lower to the bench. George Burgess’ nine-game suspension for an eye gouge moves Junior Tatola into the starting team, with Adam Doueihi named at full back.
Manly has named the same 17 that accounted for the Titans a fortnight ago, with their Origin trio all named to start. Despite their barren run, Souths remain in the top four, while Manly is on the outside looking in, in fifth spot, but a win on Saturday could propel them into the top four.
In round 4, the Sea Eagles got home by a point in a golden point thriller, with Daly Cherry Evans slotting a long range field goal. Souths are starting to get their best players on the paddock, but this Sea Eagles side has been in ripping form of late and The Wolf is more than happy to take them as outsiders in this one against an out of form South Sydney team.
- Manly last beat the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium in Round 20, 2016.
- Wayne Bennett has a 50% career win record against the Sea Eagles – 24 wins from 48 games.
- The Sea Eagles are making the least amount of tackles in the NRL. They are averaging 305 tackles per game, whereas the Rabbitohs are third highest making 316 tackles per game.
Tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs at $1.63
Rabbitohs: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. Dane Gagai 3. James Roberts 4. Braidon Burns 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Sam Burgess 13. Cameron Murray 14. Ethan Lowe 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Dean Britt 17. Kyle Turner 18. Jaydn Su’a 19. Connor Tracey 20. Tom Amone 21. Corey Allan 22. Billy Brittain 23. Bayley Sironen
Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Manase Fainu 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Brendan Elliot 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Lachlan Croker 19. Kane Elgey 20. Brad Parker 21. Haumole Olakauatu 22. Lloyd Perrett
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change