Newtown Jets v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Venue: Henson Park, Saturday, May 3
Referee: Damian Briscoe
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Steele Sports Radio (via www.steelesports.com.au)
The Jets and Sea Eagles currently sit four and five points respectively outside the top eight at present so this clash between the two storied clubs will carry some extra significance. Now by no means is it time to hit the panic button, however it may be time for slight concern in terms of maintaining pace with the bottom half of the top eight.
The Jets would have done plenty of soul searching this week following one of the clubs biggest home losses in recent memory last round, going down to the Warriors 48-12 while Manly, off the back of a good win against the Bears a week earlier, went down to Wollongong and could only manage one try in a 26-4 loss to the Cutters.
Manly will be without two of the clubs young stars in Clinton Gutherson and Jake Trbojevic here as they will be out at Penrith playing for NSW in the U20s Origin clash while the Jets have made a number of changes including dropping Shannon Gallant and naming Jake Watts at six and recalling Kurt Kara into the starting side.
Plenty of history on show with these two clubs, but more importantly there is plenty to play for.
Should be a good one.
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