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Five Things: Sea Eagles v Eels, Round 10

The Eels will meet the Sea Eagles for the second time this season, this time at Lottoland in Brookevale.

Here are five things you need to know about the game.

Test for young Eels halves

Jai Field is a mere two games into his Eels career but he has nicely bridged the gap left in Mitch Moses’ absence.

However it’s young gun Dylan Brown who has stepped up to lead the team in a cool, calm and collected manner.

The team will look to Brown on Saturday night who isn’t fazed by the added responsibility.

Ladder standings to change

The Eels are sitting in plum position at the top of the NRL ladder while the Sea Eagles are outside the top eight in tenth position.

The Blue and Gold are set to lose their number one ranking if they drop the game.

Manly would be lucky to scrap back into the top eight with a win, but will need to string together a few in a row to solidify their spot in finals contention.

Spine stability for Eels as Mahoney re-signs

The Eels have locked up their spine for the next few years, with Reed Mahoney signing a two-year extension this week.

It will see him stay with the club until the end of 2022.

He joins Clint Gutherson, Mitch Moses and Dylan Brown who have also signed with the club for the next few seasons.

Injury hit teams

The Sea Eagles have struggled in the absence of key players to injury, while the Eels have grinded their way to two wins since losing Mitch Moses.

Manly are still without Tom Trbojevic and Dylan Walker and have conceded 88 points in their last three games.

Team changes

Morgan Boyle is out with a groin injury. Taniela Paseka starts at prop and Corey Waddell joins the bench.

The Eels line-up remains the same as last week when they played the Knights.

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