Manly Warringah Sea Eagles recorded two strong wins over Penrith Panthers at Lottoland today in round five of the NSWRL Junior Representative competitions.
The Sea Eagles won 38-6 in the Harold Matthews and 38-10 in the SG Ball.
Harold Matthews report
The Sea Eagles were always in control in perfect conditions at Lottoland, racing in five tries in the first half through winger Daniel Ala, five-eighth Kaeo Weekes, centre Keegan Turner, full-back Albert Hopoate, and hooker Jack Birt.
Half-back Riaihe Jacobs converted four of the tries to give the Sea Eagles a commanding 28-6 lead at half-time.
The tryscoring continued in the 41st minute when prop Filimaua Filimaua-Tau scored. Ala converted the try for a 34-6 lead.
Joshua Schuster extended the lead with a converted try in the 47th minute for a 38-6 scoreline. The score remained that way to full-time.
SG Ball report
Manly opened the scoring with a try to winger Jayden Burgess in the third minute before full-back Junior Moaga crossed 10 minutes later for an 8-0 lead.
The Panthers opened their account when full-back Daine Laurie crossed in the 18th minute for an 8-4 scoreline.
Centre Max Lehmann gave the Sea Eagles a 12-4 lead 15 minutes later before Penrith scored a converted try to trail 12-10 at the break.
The second half started well for Manly when Lachlan Burt scored in the 44th minute for a 16-10 lead. Burt scored his second try three minutes later and from there, the Sea Eagles went on with the game.
Three tries to Sam Verrills, Cooper Johns and Benjamin Gleeson saw the Sea Eagles record a strong win. Jayden Burgess kicked three goals in the 38-10 win.