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Competition - ISP. Round - Round 7. Teams - Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles v Newcastle Knights. Date - 15th of April 2017. Venue - Lottoland

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles recorded their second win of the season in the Intrust Super Premiership at Lottoland today.

Fresh from their first win over Illawarra last week, the Sea Eagles were made to battle hard early before pulling away midway through the second half to record a good 32-24 victory.

The Knights opened the scoring in the third minute when centre Braden Robson crossed over in the right corner. Full-back Nick Meaney converted for a 6-0 lead.

Winger Kelepi Manu, who replaced Peter Schuster, opened the account for the home side when he dived over for a 6-4 scoreline.

Manu then grabbed his second try a few minutes later for an 8-6 lead before second-rower Jamil Hopoate crashed over under the posts for a 14-6 lead to the Sea Eagles after 20 minutes. The scores remained that way to half-time.

Second Half

Newcastle pulled one back through a try to lock Josh King for a 14-12 scoreline in the 43rd minute.

A minute later, Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles half-back Pita Godinet scored a runaway try. Matthew Wright converted for a 20-12 scoreline.

The Sea Eagles then turned on some razzle dazzle resulting in a try to Dean Parata. Wright converted for a 26-12 lead.

Manu then grabbed his third try with Wright converting from the sideline for a 32-12 scoreline.

The Knights then scored two late tries for the 32-24 scoreline.

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles team

1 Viliami Kaveinga

2 Pat Mataele

3 Jono Wright 

4 Matt Wright

19 Kelepi Manu

6 Cameron Cullen

7 Pita Godinet (c)

8 Evrett Vaurasi

9 Joey Lussick

10 Tom Amone

11 Shaun Lane

12 Jamil Hopoate

14 Brendan Attwood (c)


15 Dean Parata

16 Tyler Cassel

17 Jake Samoa 

20 Nick Kassis

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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