NYC Match Preview: MAN v SYD

Coming off the back of a massive victory over the previously undefeated Panthers, the Roosters will be full of confidence taking on a Manly side sitting second bottom of the ladder at Brookvale Oval.


Despite displaying some great attack, it was the Tricolours defence, particularly on their own goal line, that most impressed Coach Paul Green last weekend and if they can reproduce similar cohesion without the ball they should be very hard to beat on Monday night.


The loss of Origin prop Brandon Tago to injury will hurt the visitors but Manly will be fired up for this clash coming off a heavy loss to the Dragons last Monday night.


The Sea Eagles won two straight earlier in the season and have been competitive in the majority of their clashes and will be fired up to make up for last weekend's effort.


Samisoni Langi and his halves partner Tyler Cornish have been on fire for the Roosters and will again be crucial factors in determining the winner in this one.


Matt Baker comes on to an extended bench for the Tricolours, whilst Dokonivalu comes in to the starting side to replace the injured Tago.