Competition - NRL Premiership
Round - Round 01
Teams - Manly Sea Eagle v Bulldogs
Date - 4th of March 2016
Venue - Brookvale Oval, Sydney NSW
Photographer - Nathan Hopkins
Description -

Manly lose 40-12 in Holden Cup

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles suffered a 40-12 loss to Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval tonight in the opening round of the Holden Cup competition.

The Sea Eagles let in seven tries and managed to score only two in a disappointing start to the season for new Coach Chad Randall.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring with a try to second-rower Peter Tiatia off a grubber kick in the eighth minute. The try was converted by half-back Zac Greene for a 6-0.

Three minutes later, the Sea Eagles got on the board with a try to prop Eddie Paealiki. The try was converted by half-back Hutana Coffin for a 6-all scoreline.

The visitors went to a 10-6 lead after a short pass saw Lopeti Mafi crash over next to the posts. Greene converted for a 16-6 lead after 26 minutes.

A minute later, the Bulldogs were in again with a try to second-rower D’Rhys Miller for a 20-6 lead. Greene converted for a 22-6 scoreline. The score remained that way until half-time.

2nd Half

Six minutes after half-time, the Bulldogs extended their lead to 26-6 with a try to winger Reimis Smith. Greene converted from the sideline for a 28-6 lead.

The Sea Eagles got back to 28-10 when Jon Bernard Kairouz crashed over next to the posts. Coffin converted for a 28-12 scoreline.

An error from Sea Eagles winger Harry O’Toole off a bomb saw Luis Strickland score. Greene n converted for a 34-12 lead.

The Bulldogs secured victory when five-eighth Jade Anderson scored under the posts. Greene converted for the 40-12 scoreline.