THE LONG HARD LOOK WITH MIKE WILSON
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v North QLD Cowboys
Brookvale Oval, 7:30pm
Sea Eagles $1.15, Cowboys $5.20
Manly are the big favourites of the Round thanks to the omission of halfback Johnathan Thurston and Prop forward Matt Scott from the Nth Qld side for State of Origin. Manly are missing second rower Anthony Watmough and fill in winger/fullback Will Hopoate. Hopoate is not even a starting player and there is more than enough depth in the team to cover for Watmough. The Cowboys on the other hand will struggle without their stars and the difficulties faced will be compounded by the fact that it’s a Manly home game.
Mike’s Best Bet: $44 on Brett Stewart to score a try @ $1.95 (Sportingbet)