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Competition - NRL 
Round - 25 
Teams – Sea Eagles V Raiders 
Date – 27th of August 2016 
Venue – Brookvale Oval 
Photographer – Cox 
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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles suffered a 44-30 loss to Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval today in their final home match of the season.

Prior to kick-off, retiring Manly captain Jamie Lyon did a Farewell Lap of Honour with his children as part of a special tribute to ‘Killer’ in recognition of his outstanding service to the Sea Eagles since joining the club in 2007.  

Out with a hamstring injury, Lyon has finished his great career on 294 NRL games.

The Raiders opened the scoring in front of a crowd of 11, 137 when prop Paul Vaughan ran over the top of hooker Api Koroisau. Centre and captain Jarrod Croker converted for a 6-0 lead after 10 minutes.

A loose pass saw Canberra take a 10-0 lead when winger Jordan Rapana swooped on the ball to race 90 metres to score untouched. Croker converted for a 12-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The Sea Eagles got on the board when a towering bomb was spilt by Canberra full-back Jack Wighton for Koroisau to pick up the ball to pass to lock Jake Trbojevic to score under the posts. Matthew Wright converted for a 12-6 scoreline after 26 minutes.

A nice pass by Daly Cherry-Evans put full-back Tom Trbojevic over for a 12-10 scoreline after 33 minutes before Rapana scored his second try five minutes later for an 18-10 lead.

Second Half

The Sea Eagles were denied a try in the opening minute of the second half when the referee ruled a forward pass from Brayden Wiliame to Tom Trbojevic.

Canberra took advantage of their good fortune to run in two quick tries to centre Joey Leilua for a 28-10 lead after 48 minutes.

The Raiders were then denied a try to second-rower Josh Papalii after he was held up by winger Brad Parker before Tom Trbojevic scored his second try out wide. Wright converted to leave Manly trailing 28-16 after 54 minutes.

Two minutes later, Canberra took a 32-16 lead when winger Edrick Lee scored before Wighton extended the lead with a try behind the posts for a 38-16 lead.

The Sea Eagles then scored three consecutives tries to Cherry-Evans, a third to Tom Trbojevic, and one to Frank Winterstein to leave the home side trailing 38-30 after 75 minutes.

Rapana then grabbed his third try to give Canberra a 42-30 lead four minutes later.  Croker converted off the uprights for the 44-30 scoreline.

Earlier, Manly lost 56-22 to Canberra in the Holden Cup while the Intrust team lost 40-38 to Newtown Jets at Henson Park.



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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