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NRL: Roosters set to unleash Young

Manly Sea Eagles and Sydney Roosters both picked up wins in Las Vegas and now clash on home soil on Sunday afternoon.

The Sea Eagles dispatched of South Sydney Rabbitohs in the United States, while the Roosters put down a big marker when beating the Brisbane Broncos.

The Roosters are 7.50 to go on and win the premiership this season, but they face a tough trip to Manly, who are many peoples outsiders for the comp at 21.00.

In the second game on Sunday, the Dragons will be out to build on an impressive round one win over Gold Coast Titans, when they travel to take on the Dolphins.

The Dolphins were hammered by North Queensland Cowboys last week and will be keen to respond in Redcliffe.

The Dolphins can be backed at 4.50 to make the top eight and play finals.

Manly need home comforts

. What: Manly Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters
. Where: 4 Pines Park, Sydney
. When: 15:05 (AEST), Sunday 17th March 2024
. How to watch: Channel 9, Kayo, Foxtel
. Odds: Manly Sea Eagles 2.15, Sydney Roosters 1.72

Manly will be looking to start the season with back-to-back wins for the first time since way back in 2013, but should be full of confidence.

4 Pines Park will be packed to the rafters and the home fans will be hoping for more than in 2023, when they won just six out of 10 home games.

Manly have been hit by the news that winger Jason Saab will be missing with a hamstring injury, but they still have a side packed with talent, including gun fullback Tom Trbojevic.

Trbo has scored six tries in the last six games against the Roosters and is 2.55 to grab a try at anytime on Sunday.

The Roosters see 4 Pines Park as a happy hunting ground, winning three of their last four visits.

It could be a close game and Trent Robinson’s side are 6.00 to win by 6-10 points and keep their good run going.

New signing Dominic Young is in line to start, and the flying winger can be backed at 7.50 to score the first try of the game.

Injuries bite Dolphins

. What: Dolphins v St George/Illawarra Dragons
. Where: Kayo Stadium, Redcliffe
. When: 17:15 (AEST), Sunday 17th March 2024
. How to watch: Kayo, Foxtel
. Odds: Dolphins 1.95, St George/Illawarra Dragons 1.87

The Dolphins hopes of bouncing back from a heavy defeat to the Cowboys have been hit by the news Connelly Lemuelu has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.

Ray Stone is also set to miss out through concussion.

However they performed well at Kayo Stadium last season when winning two from three, while Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow scored three tries at the venue.

The gun fullback is 2.25 to score at anytime against the Dragons.

The Dolphins beat the Dragons 26-12 in Redcliffe last season and can be backed at 10.00 to win by 11-15 points again.

The Dragons will be buzzing after starting the Shane Flanagan era with a big win and will need to back it up in Redcliffe.

Tyrell Sloan was one of the main stars against the Titans when scoring a hat-trick, and is 13.00 to score the first try.

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