Manly Warringah Sea Eagles suffered a 42-23 loss to Sydney Roosters in the Holden Cup tonight at Allianz Stadium.
The Roosters opened the scoring through winger Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck before Manly hit back immediately when centre Jesse Ramien found some open space to score in the corner. Half-back Hutana Coffin failed to convert the try for a 4-all scoreline after 10 minutes.
Sydney Roosters went to a 10-4 lead in the 18th minute when centre Joseph Manu scored out wide. Steadman failed to convert the try.
A great short pass by five-eight Nicholas Hynes put second-rower Billy Bainbridge over near the posts. Coffin failed to convert the try for a 10-8 scoreline.
Coffin then threw a dummy to send Lucas Price over to give Manly a 12-10 lead but it was shortlived when the Roosters hit back through a try to Luke Chalker next to the posts for a 16-2 lead.
A short kick from Hynes saw Ramien grabbed his second try in the 36th minute. Coffin failed to convert the try again for a 16-all scoreline.
Hynes then landed a field goal in the dying seconds of the first half to give the Sea Eagles a 17-16 lead at half-time.
The Roosters regained the lead when winger Bernard Lewis scored for a 20-17 lead before Lewis grabbed his second try in the same spot. Steadman converted for a 26-17 lead.
Joshua Martin showed some nice stepping near the posts. Coffin finally nailed his first conversion for a 26-23 scoreline before tries to Jarrett Boland, Grant Garvey and a second to Tuivasa-Scheck saw the Roosters win 42-23.