Manly Warringah Sea Eagles lost 28-12 to Sydney Roosters in a Holden Cup trial at the Central Coast Stadium today.
The Roosters scored three consecutive tries through lock Victor Radley, winger Vetere Pompy, and Zane Blake for a 12-0 lead before the Sea Eagles crossed through winger Tevita Funa in the 30th minute for a 12-4 scoreline.
The Roosters crossed again right on half-time for a 16-4 lead.
Sydney Roosters went further ahead early in the second half with a 22-4 lead before a powerful run from dummy half saw lock Jesse Martin score for a 24-12 lead.
The Roosters then crossed again late for the 28-12 victory. The score could have been far greater for the Roosters but no goal kicks were taken.
Sea Eagles team
1 Tom Wright 2 Bilal Maarbani 3 Tevita Funa 4 Blake Andrews 5 Antonio Hula 6 Cade Cust 7 Kurtis Preece 8 George Francis 9 John Neill 10 Eddie Ieremia 11 Humole Fainga 12 Kaine McGuiggan 13 Jesse Martin; Interchange 14 Manase Fainu 15 Joseph Mau 16 Amoni Tufui; 8 Eddie Wulfe 19 Elia Faatui 20 Luke Poselli 21 Josh Martin 22 Trey Brown 23 Falcon Peni 24 John Tuivati