With the second round of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup completed, we take a look how the Sea Eagles players went for their countries.
In what was a limited playing schedule, Manly players only played a combined 65 minutes across the three matches due to being rested and an unfortunate injury to one player.
Australia 84 d Scotland 0
Sea Eagles half-back Daly Cherry-Evans wasn’t required as 18th man as the Australian side ran riot with an 84-0 thrashing of Scotland. Forward Jake Trbojevic played 35 minutes off the bench in his number five jersey, running for 117 metres and making ten tackles in his stint.
Cherry-Evans has been named to start in the halves alongside Nathan Cleary in the side’s final pool match against Italy. Trbojevic has been rested.
Samoa 72 d Greece 4
Josh Aloiai and the Samoan side bounced back from their poor first pool match against England to beat Greece.
Aloiai was unfortunately taken from the field early in the first half with a dislocated kneecap, ending his campaign.
In his 25 minutes, Aloiai ran for 70 metres, made one line break assist, and made nine tackles.
Mate Ma’a Tonga 32 d Wales 6
The Tongan side made it two in a row following an impressive victory over the Welsh.
Haumole Olakau’atu was the 18th man and Tolutau Koula had a short stint off the bench, running for 28 metres and making one tackle break in 15 minutes of game time.
Rd 3 matches (AEST time)
Sunday, October 30, 5.30am: Australia vs Italy
Monday, October 31, 1.30am: Mate Ma’a Tonga vs Cook Islands