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Competition - NYC  Premiership

Teams - Manly Sea Eagles v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Date – 31st or March 2016

Venue – Brookvale Oval, Sydney, NSW

Photographer – Grant Trouville

Description -

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles suffered a 32-24 loss to South Sydney Rabbitohs at Brookvale Oval tonight in round five of the Holden Cup competition.

The Sea Eagles got off to a dream start when winger Mitch Thomas pounced on the loose ball to score. Half-back Hutana Coffin’s conversion attempt hit the upright for a 4-0 scoreline after five minutes.

Thomas grabbed his second try when he dived over in the left corner for an 8-0 lead. Coffin was replaced as the goal-kicker by Nicholas Hynes but his conversion went wide.

It became 12-0 when a Hynes delivered a perfect cut out pass to send Thomas over for his third try after 18 minutes before the Rabbitohs got on the board through a converted try to Tevita Cottrell for a 12-6 scoreline.

The Sea Eagles then went to an 18-6 lead when Johnnie Walker slammed the ball down for a converted try before South Sydney hit back with a converted try on half-time to full-back Tom Perrin for an 18-12 scoreline at half-time.

2nd Half

South Sydney then trailed 18-16 when centre Tarquinn Alatipi-Butler scored early in the second half.  Five-eighth Chad O’Donnell converted the try for an 18-all scoreline.

The Sea Eagles regained the lead when exciting full-back Jayden El-Jalkh dived over for a try. Coffin nailed the conversion for a 24-18 lead.

The see-sawing contest continued when Souths scored a converted try through Riley Yates for a 24-all scoreline after 65 minutes.

South Sydney took the lead through a converted try to Liam Coleman before the Rabbitohs converted a penalty attempt for a 32-24 lead.

The Sea Eagles remain winless after five rounds.

Acknowledgement of Country

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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