Key playmaker returns for Manly as they look to take on the lowly Eels side.
The Manly Sea Eagles will be out to snap a three-game losing streak when they host the Parramatta Eels at Brookvale Oval in the NRL.
Helping their cause will be the inclusion of Kieran Foran who returns after being a late withdrawal on Monday, with Tom Symonds moving from the halves to the bench and Peta Hiku dropping out.
Foran’s absence from the side was a big reason why the Sea Eagles lost by six points to the Sydney Roosters last round in what was a physical and defensive orientated game.
When Manly was able to get into an attacking position they lost their shape and composure as the Roosters strangled them out of the game.
Brett Stewart should be better for the run last weekend after making his return from injury and could prove a vital component if the Eagles are to make a run in the back end of the season.
Parramatta have not tasted victory since round nine, when they defeated the Brisbane Broncos by a single point at Suncorp Stadium.
Since then the Eels have fallen well off the pace of the rest of the competition with the last five losses coming by a combined 110 points.
However, Jarryd Hayne (hamstring) returns, relegating Jake Mullaney to 18th man but in a team that fails to offer much on paper and on the field another loss should be coming the way of Ricky Stuart and his side.
Tip: Sea Eagles by 14
MANLY SEA EAGLES v PARRAMATTA EELS at Brookvale Oval
SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon (capt), Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Brenton Lawrence, Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Glenn Stewart. Interchange: Jamie Buhrer, Tom Symonds, James Hasson, George Rose.
Ins: Kieran Foran
Outs: Peta Hiku
Others unavailable: Jason King (shoulder, season), Joe Galuvao (Achilles, season)
EELS: Jarryd Hayne (capt), Ken Sio, Ryan Morgan, Jacob Loko, Brayden Wiliame, Joseph Paulo, Chris Sandow, Tim Mannah, Matt Keating, Mitch Allgood, Reni Maitua (capt), Daniel Harrison, Darcy Lussick. Interchange: Ben Roberts, Peni Terepo, Fuifui Moimoi, Pat O’Hanlon, Jake Mullaney (one to be omitted).
Ins: Jarryd Hayne
Others unavailable: Api Pewhairangi (hand, round 19), Kelepi Tanginoa (hand, indefinite), Willie Tonga (back, indefinite), Taniela Lasalo (broken arm, indefinite), Cheyse Blair (knee, indefinite)
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