Manly Warringah Sea Eagles suffered a 38-0 loss to the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium tonight in the annual Magic Round match.
In front of a crowd of 40, 267, the Sea Eagles turned in a mistake riddled performance against a Broncos team that were inspired by captain Adam Reynolds.
The Sea Eagles got off to a nightmare start after allowing a Reynolds kick-off to roll over the dead ball line. The Broncos capitalised a minute later when winger Selwyn Cobbo scored off a Reynolds crossfield kick. Reynolds converted for a 6-0 lead after two minutes.
The game then became a real arm wrestle with the Sea Eagles attack unable to click into gear with the Broncos throwing plenty at them through Reynolds.
The Broncos took an 8-0 lead in the 21st minute through a Reynolds penalty goal.
Reynolds then showed his class and skills when he scored off his own chip kick four minutes from the break. He converted his own try to give Brisbane a 14-0 lead at half-time.
The Sea Eagles made some basic mistakes with the ball early in the second half and were punished for it when Cobbo scored his second try off another well placed kick from Reynolds to the corner. Reynolds converted for a 20-0 lead after 45 minutes.
Cobbo then extended the lead to 20-0 when he raced 95 metres to score his third try after taking an intercept pass from Kieran Foran.Reynolds converted for a 26-0 lead after 50 minutes.
The Broncos went further ahead when winger Corey Oates dived over in the corner. Reynolds converted from the sideline for a 36-0 lead after 61 minutes.
Oates then crossed for his second when he sliced through the defence out wide. Reynolds converted for a 38-0 lead after 75 minutes.
The Broncos then had a try disallowed to Kobe Hetherington in the 78th minute.
The loss leaves Manly with five wins from 10 matches.
The Sea Eagles now play Parramatta at CommBank Stadium next Friday night.