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  • MATCH UP STATS

    NRL Round 22 - Sea Eagles vs. Roosters

    • Line betting

      Manly Warringah: +2.0 at $1.92 with CrownBet
      Sydney: -2.0 at $1.92 with CrownBet
    • Last five results

      Manly Warringah: W L W L L
      Sydney: W L W W W

Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 2pm AEST – Lottoland

THE Sea Eagles have had a fortnight to forget.

Two weeks ago, they were third on the 2017 NRL Premiership ladder and cruising towards finals.

Now they are clinging onto a spot in the eight after heavy defeats to St George Illawarra and Melbourne.

The most alarming aspect of those two results was the complete absence of defensive discipline.

The Dragons took Trent Barrett’s men for a whopping 52 points and the Storm hit them for another 40 in Cameron Smith’s 350th game.

Even if Addin Fonua-Blake had not copped a suspension, the winds of change were blowing hard this week at Brookvale.

Shaun Lane comes into the starting side, pushing Lewis Brown back to the interchange.

Brad Parker and Lloyd Perrett also come in to complete a remodelled bench.

The situation could hardly be more different in the Roosters camp.

Sydney have won six of their last seven games to hold steady in second place, only two points adrift of the Storm.

They looked in trouble early against North Queensland last weekend, but a barnstorming revival after the break saw them overturn a 10-point deficit to win 22-16.

Although coach Trent Robinson has picked the same 17 for Sunday’s clash, Roosters co-captain Jake Friend is expected to return at the expense of Victor Radley.

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If you are tempted to back an outsider this week, this might be the game to do it.

Manly will be determined to make a statement and find some form with finals around the corner.

As the old saying goes, beware the wounded warrior.

Even so, it is hard to ignore Sydney’s output this season.

The Bondi Wall was back in full force after an early lapse last weekend, keeping the Cowboys scoreless in the second half.

Expect the Roosters to build on that momentum, no matter what the Sea Eagles throw at them.

Sydney Roosters to win by 1-12 points – +210 at WilliamHill.com.au