Manly Warringah Sea Eagles recorded a 28-all draw with the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium tonight in round 13 of the Holden Cup competition.
The Sea Eagles opened the scoring in the 17th minute when a.grubber kick by half Riley Travers saw five-eighth Will Travers score. Hooker Hugh Pratt converted for 6-0 lead after 19 minutes.
Winger Jesse Bogle finished off a good backline play to score in the corner to give the Sea Eagles a 10-0 lead after 25 minutes. The try was not converted.
The Broncos opened their account when five-eighth Jayden Nikorima scored out wide for a 10-6 scoreline before the Sea Eagles stretched their lead to 14-6 when winger Jesse Bogle scored. Pratt converted to give the visitors a 16-6 lead at half-time.
Manly Warringah second-rower Rhys Armstrong suffered an ankle injury late in the first half and did not return.
Brisbane hit back five minutes after half-time when second-rower Lachlan Lanskey crossed over in the corner. Nikorima converted to leave the home side trailing 16-12.
A lovely crossfield kick on the last by Pearsall saw prop Addison Demetriou catch the ball to score. Pratt converted for a 22-12 lead after 55 minutes.
The Broncos hit back in the 63rd minute when second-rower Alex Barr crossed out wide. Nikorima converted to leave the Broncos trailing 22-18 after 65 minutes.
Brisbane drew level when winger Jonus Pearson crossed over out wide two minutes later. Nikorima failed to convert to leave the score locked at 22-all after 68 minutes.
The home side went to a 26-22 lead a minute later when prop Lindsay Collins found open space to score under the posts. Nikorima converted for a 28-22 lead after 71 minutes.
Manly winger Jesse Bogle looked set to score but lost control of the ball in a three man tackle in the 74th minute.
The Sea Eagles hit back when Tom Trbojevic split the defence to find support in Nicho Hynes who sent centre Jesse Ramien over. Pratt converted for a 28-all scoreline.
Manly missed a field goal attempt in the 78th minute and again with 30 seconds remaining.