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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles Tips & Preview - Souths revival to continue in NRL

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Jeremy Darke 20 Jun 2024
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  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles expert predictions for Saturday’s Round 16 NRL game
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 3 consecutive games
  • Manly Sea Eagles struggling with injuries and poor away form
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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles Predictions


South Sydney Rabbitohs have won three in a row and can continue that run by covering the handicap against injury-hit Manly Sea Eagles. 
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Form
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List
  • Manly Sea Eagles Form
  • Manly Sea Eagles Team News
  • Manly Sea Eagles Team List

  • Manly are 2 from 7 as the away team this season.
  • South have an average winning margin of 20 points over their past 3 games.
  • Manly concedes an average of 27 points per game as the away team.
  • Manly will have an untested Aaron Schoupp as the left centre

Head to Head


Manly got the infamous win in the opening match of round 1 in Las Vegas, beating Souths 36-24.

South Sydney had won the previous 7 matches against Manly by an average margin of 14.5 points.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


South Sydney’s season has began to swing in the right direction with three consecutive wins after beating the Broncos in round 15, 22-12. 

The Rabbitohs were conceding 34.8 points per game in the opening 10 matches of the season, reducing that number to less than half at 16.66 OPPG over the past 3 matches played. 

South Sydney’s attack has also looked more dangerous since Jack Wighton has come into the halves and Leatrell Mitchell has been back in form, averaging 36.66 points, much improved from the 16.2 points per game in their opening 10 matches. 

Credit needs to be given to Ben Hornby as interim coach, settling into his role and beginning to get the best out of his key players.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


Latrell Mitchell and Cameron Murray will represent NSW and will miss this week’s match.

Jye Gray will fill in at fullback, as young gun Liam Le Blanc comes in on the bench for the Rabbitohs. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


1. Jye Gray
2. Alex Johnston
3. Taane Milne
4. Richard Kennar
5. Jacob Gagai
6. Jack Wighton
7. Cody Walker
8. Davvy Moale
9. Damien Cook
10. Sean Keppie
11. Michael Chee Kam
12. Jai Arrow
13. Keaon Koloamatangi

Interchange
14. Peter Mamouzelos
15. Tallis Duncan
16. Tom Burgess
17. Liam Le Blanc

Reserves
18. Dion Teaupa
19. Chase Chapman
20. Adam Christensen
21. Bayleigh Bentley-Hape
22. Gehamat Shibasaki

Manly Sea Eagles Form


Manly have been a disappointment in my books this season after a good start to the year they have fallen back into their trap of inconsistency that makes their games hard ones to pick.

They have been a much better team at home winning 5 of 6 matches at 4 Pines Park, but are 2 from 7 playing outside of Brookie. 

The Sea Eagles are conceding an average of 27 points as the away team, compared with an average of 18.3 points conceded per game at Brookvale Oval. 

Losing Tom Trbjovevic makes things difficult for them, but to be fair it isn’t the only reason and changes need  to be made if they want to be playing in September. 

Manly Sea Eagles Team News


Daly Cherry-Evans, Jake Trbojevic and Haumole Olakau’atu will represent their respective states and will be out this week.

Rueben Garrick and Taniela Paseka will also miss Manly’s match against Souths due to injury. 

Larl Lawton will play in the halves, while Aaron Schoupp and Aitasi will come into the side. Corey Waddell will come into the starting side in the backrow. Caleb Navale and Ben Condon come onto the bench. 

Manly Sea Eagles Team List


1. Lehi Hopoate
2. Jason Saab
3. Tolu Koula
4. Aaron Schoupp
5. Tommy Talau
6. Luke Brooks
7. Karl Lawton
8. Ethan Bullemor
9. Jake Simpkin
10. Tof Sipley
11. Corey Waddell
12. Ben Trbojevic
13. Nathan Brown

Interchange
14. Gordon Chan Kum Tong
15. Ben Condon
16. Caleb Navale
17. Aitasi James

Reserves
18. Clayton Faulalo
19. Jaxson Paulo
20. Brad Parker
21. Jamie Humphreys
22. Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega

Verdict

Souths can score over 27.5 points and cover the 6.5 points as favourites.

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