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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles recorded one win and a loss to Newcastle Knights at Cessnock today in round four of the NSWRL Junior representative competitions.

The Sea Eagles won 26-18 in the SG Ball but lost 40-16 in Harold Matthews.

SG Ball report

A strong second half performance has lifted Manly to a 26-18 victory over Newcastle.

The Knights led 12-4 early in the second half and then 18-10 before the Sea Eagles rallied late to take a 20-18 lead before scoring on the bell to snatch victory.

Full-back Junior Moaga and second-rower Benjamin Gleeson scored two tries each in the win with winger Lachlan Burt also scoring.

Five-eighth Cooper Johns kicked three goals in the win.

Manly SG Ball team

1 Junior Moaga 2 Lope Goidubu 3 Max Lehmann 4 Dane Oolstendorp-Power 5 Lachlan Burt

6 Cooper Johns (C) 7 Sam Verrills 8 Keith Titmuss 9 Cody McNiece 10 Tom Hardcastle

11 Ben Gleeson 12 Josh Fepuleai 13 Finn Heath; Interchange: 14 Tremaine Terzis 15 Zion Matthes-Mathews 18 Max Barry 21 Kane Bradley. Coach: Richard Kairouz

Harold Matthews report

Four tries to full-back Bradman Best saw Newcastle record a 40-16 victory over Manly in the Harold Matthews competition.

Best scored two tries in the first two minutes to get the Knights off to a flyer before crossing again in the 15th and 27th minutes.

In all, the Knights scored eight tries to three with full-back Albert Hopoate and prop Viliami Fifita scoring tries for Manly. Half-back Riaihe Jacobs kicked two goals.

Both teams were undefeated before today.

Manly team

1 Albert Hopoate 2 Tom Latu 3 Keegan Turner 4 Armani Biddle 5 Daniel Ala 6 Kaeo Weekes 7 Riaihe Jacobs 8 Filimaua Filimaua Tau 9 Jack Birt 10 Viliami Fifita 14 Jacob Ratcliff 12 Joshua Schuster (C) 13 Alec Tuitavake; Interchange:  15 Tyreece Matangi 16 Jai Vakai 17 Luke Rouland 18 Angus O’Donnell, Coach: Brett Fulton


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