Lower grades wrap up

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles recorded a strong 36-20 victory over the Newcastle Knights at HE Laybutt Field on Sunday afternoon in round 15 of the Canterbury Cup.

A dominant first half half performance saw the Sea Eagles lead 20-8 at half-time through tries to prop Lloyd Perrett, half-back Kane Elgey, winger Leva Li, and five-eighth Zach Dockar-Clay.

The Sea Eagles then piled on further tries to second-rower Haumole Olakau’atu, winger Alfred Smalley, and a second to Perrett to lead 36-8 after 62 minutes. The Knights put on two late tries to reduce the margin.

Elgey topped off a solid game at half with a try and four goals. It was a big effort by Elgey and Olakau’atu as both returned home from the Gold Coast late last night after being reserves for the NRL team’s match.

Blacktown has now recorded two wins from 14 games this season and sit just three points behind Newcastle as they attempt to get off the bottom of the ladder.

The Sea Eagles play Wenworthville Magpies at Ringrose Park next Saturday, July 6, at 3pm.

Jersey Flegg

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles suffered a 52-8 loss to Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Knights led 28-4 at half-time with Manly’s only try coming through centre Ben Trbojevic. Winger Max Lehmann scored the Sea Eagles’ lone try in the second half as Newcastle ran in nine tries to two to remain in third place.

The loss leaves Manly in 13th place with two wins but three points clear of the bottom placed North Sydney Bears.

Next weekend is a bye round in the Jersey Flegg.