Manly has benched international prop Marty Taupau, while the Warriors have brought young talent Paul Turner onto the bench (see teams below).
Manly are desperately seeking their first win of the season against a depleted Warriors pack at Central Coast Stadium.
The Sea Eagles are sitting winless, at the bottom of the ladder after a dreadful start to 2021 but are hopeful they can get the edge over a Warriors side that’s missing it’s star forward.
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Warriors prop Addin Fonua-Blake is out with a knee injury that could see him miss the rest of the season, while fellow front-rower Bunty Afoa will also watch from the sidelines due to a suspension.
If Manly want to turn their season around they need to start now. But they have a big fight on their hands having lost two key players as well.
Exciting utility Cade Cust was ruled out after coming down with a virus and centre Moses Suli injured his back last week.
Promising outside back Morgan Harper will get his first shot in the NRL this season in place of Suli, after impressing in NSW Cup in the opening rounds.
Defence will be key for Manly coach Des Hasler, given his men have conceded an average of 39 points in the opening four rounds.
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Hasler has plenty to prove himself, after the club’s co-owner revealed there was interest in bringing in another top-level coach as an extra set of eyes.
Meanwhile, Warriors coach Nathan Brown reaches the milestone of 250 games as an NRL coach.
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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 20. Paul Turner
Late mail: Paul Turner comes into the side at the expense of Josh Curran.
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 17. Josh Aloiai 11. Jack Gosiewski 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 10. Martin Taupau 15. Toafofoa Sipley 16. Sean Keppie 18. Tevita Funa