Tom Trbojevic will never forget his 100th NRL match.
The champion full-back was at his scintillating best at Lottoland today to help steer the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles to a 38-32 victory over the Warriors.
Trbojevic scored two tries and hand in six of the seven tries Manly scored in a dominant performance to again show why is one of the superstars of the NRL.
He wasn't alone in the tryscoring department with flying Manly winger Jason Saab scoring a hat-trick of tries in the win.
The match also marked the NRL debut of young prop Zac Saddler.
Prior to kick-off, 12 players from the 2011 Manly Sea Eagles premiership winning team were presented to the crowd, with the Manly faithful giving them a standing ovation.
Saab gets a double
The Warriors opened the scoring in the third minute through a try next to the posts to five-eighth Chanel Tavita-Harris. Half-back Kodi Nikorima converted for a 6-0 lead.
Five minutes later, the Sea Eagles hit back when Tom Trbojevic dived over next to the posts off a short pass. It all came on the back of a superb 40/20 kick by half-back Daly Cherry-Evans. Winger Reuben Garrick converted for a 6-all scoreline after nine minutes.
Trbojevic then used his speed and strength to cross for his second try four minutes later. Garrick converted from close range for a 12-6 lead.
The Warriors drew level when Nikorima converted a try to lock Tohu Harris in the 18th minute for a 12-all scoreline.
Nikorima gave the Warriors a 14-12 lead after converting a penalty goal from in front of the posts in the 34th minute.
A spilt bomb by Jason Saab saw Warriors forward Josh Curran score next to the posts. Nikorima converted to give the visitors a 20-12 lead at half-time.
Manly centre Morgan Harper then finished off a nice play when he dived over in the right corner in the 48th minute for a 20-16 scoreline.
Three minutes later, second-rower Haumole Olakau'atu was ruled to have lost the ball over the line off a lovely pass from Daly Cherry-Evans.
A minute later, some nice play to the right saw winger Jason Saab dive over. Garrick converted from the sideline for a 22-20 lead after 53 minutes.
A superb floating pass from Trbojevic saw Garrick dive over in the opposite corner in the 60th minute for a 26-20 lead.
From there, the floodgates quickly opened as Saab crossed for two tries in two minutes. The first came after Saab finished off a break from Trbojevic. Garrick converted for a 32-20 lead.
Match Highlights: Sea Eagles v Warriors
The second came when Saab used his pace again to get on the outside of the covering defence to cross for his hat-trick for a 36-20 lead.
The Warriors pulled one back when Tavita-Harris scored. Nikorima converted for a 36-26 scoreline after 68 minutes.
A penalty goal to Garrick saw the lead extended to 38-26 before the Warriors crossed for a late converted try to Rees Walsh for the 38-32 scoreline.
The Sea Eagles held off a late charge from the Warriors with some greast desperate defence to record a fine win.