Manly Sea Eagles v North Queensland Cowboys: NRL preview, news and how to watch live
All you need to know in the lead up to Sea Eagles v Cowboys on Friday 17 June, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch on Kayo.
The Cowboys travel south in round 15 hoping to break their Sydney duck against Manly in the first of Friday’s matches. Here’s how to watch the match on Kayo and catch up on all the news in the lead-up.
Sea Eagles v Cowboys preview
The Cowboys have lost just one of their last eight matches, vaulting them to third on the ladder, but that one loss came in Sydney where they are yet to win this season and return on Friday.
Most of their wins have come north of the Tweed with Canberra and Darwin being the exceptions. The one loss came against reigning premiers Penrith Panthers when North Queensland did not score a point, going down 22-0.
Exciting backrower Heilum Luki – with a season ending ACL injury – is a big loss for the Brookvale match, while Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans has been named to return from a minor quad issue with his side aiming for three straight wins.
As TRAVIS MEYN reports, Cowboys flyer Murray Taulagi is on the verge of Queensland State of Origin selection ahead of a final duel with North Queensland teammate Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, on Friday night. And in other news ahead of kick off on Friday, departing Wests Tigers’ forward Luciano Leilua has officially signed with the Cowboys.
What time is Sea Eagles v Cowboys?
The game starts at 6.00pm (AEST), 5.30pm (ACST) and 4.00pm (AWST) on Friday 17 June.
Where is it being played?
4 Pines Park, Brookvale.
How do I watch the game?
The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its NRL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.
How can I watch more Sea Eagles and Cowboys matches?
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What NRL news do I need to know ahead of Friday?
History between the Sea Eagles and Cowboys
Manly have an imposing recent record over their visitors having lost just one of their past six matches against North Queensland. Prior to that, it was a string of five losses.
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Manly Sea Eagles
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
Bench: 14. Dylan Walker, 15. Josh Schuster, 16. Martin Taupau, 17. Sean Keppie
Reserves: 18. Taniela Paseka, 19. Ben Trbojevic, 20. Ethan Bullemor, 21. Kaeo Weekes, 22. Kurt De Luis
North Queensland Cowboys
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
Bench: 14. Jake Granville, 15. Connelly Lemuelu, 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 17. Griffin Neame
Reserves: 18. Ben Condon, 19. Brendan Elliot, 20. Kane Bradley, 21. Kane Bradley, 23. Ben Hampton, 24. Robert Derby
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