Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles recorded a convincing win over the Wyong Roos in an Intrust Super Premiership trial at Central Coast Stadium today.
In the third and final pre-season trial, the Sea Eagles overcome a slow start to pull away to record a strong win in a match played in very humid conditions.
Props Lloyd Perrett and Toafofoa had strong games up front to allow halves Tom Wright and Jackson Hastings to create plenty of chances.
The Roos opened the scoring when prop Lindsay Collins picked the ball up from a grubber kick that hit the pads from hooker Mitchell Williams. Centre Josh Mantellato converted for a 6-0 lead after four minutes.
Blacktown prop Lloyd Perrett showed his strength to get the ball down in a three man tackle out wide. Half-back Jackson Hastings converted for a 6-all scoreline.
A great short ball by full-back Honeti Tuha saw centre Brad Parker go over untouched out wide. Hastings converted for a 12-6 lead to the Sea Eagles.
Tuha scored the Sea Eagles’ third try when he scored under the posts after receiving a final pass from five-eighth Tom Wright. Hastings converted for an 18-6 lead after 30 minutes.
The Sea Eagles went to a 22-6 lead when centre John Folau finished off a nice break. Hastings converted to give Blacktown Workers a 24-6 lead after 55 minutes.
Tuha scored his second try out wide to give the Sea Eagles a 28-6 lead. Hastings continued his fine form with the boot by converting the try for a 30-6 scoreline with 10 minutes remaining.
Hooker Joey Lussick was rewarded for his solid performance with a try in the 76th minute. Hastings converted for a 36-6 lead.