A dominant performance saw the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles record a crushing 46-4 win over St George Dragons to open their Lisa Fiaola Cup season.
The Dragons went into their home game at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on the back of a 36-0 round one loss to Penrith last week while Manly had the bye.
The Sea Eagles ran in nine tries with half-back Kelsey Berryman converting five goals in windy conditions in a fine display under new Coach Daniel Markham.
The Sea Eagles got off to a dream start in the U17s match after getting the ball back from the kick-off, resulting in hooker Olivia Saley crossing over next to the posts. Half-back Kelsey Berryman converted for a 6-0 lead after two minutes.
Lock Hollie Bent hit a hole four minutes later to make it 12-0 lead before Saley grabbed her second try off a spilt grubber kick for an 18-0 lead to Manly after 11 minutes.
Some nice backline movement saw Manly centre Ava Vaefaga dive over in the corner for a 22-0 lead after 21 minutes.
A similar smart play by the Sea Eagles saw five-eighth Ember Joseph go over for a commanding 26-0 lead at half-time.
Manly went to a 30-0 lead six minutes after the break when second-rower Georgie Lawton scored out. Berryman converted for a 32-0 lead.
A lovely short ball by Berryman then sent full-back and captain Leisl Hopoate over in the corner for a 36-0 lead with 15 minutes remaining.
The Dragons got their first try of the competition when centre Carolina Cook dived over in the right corner four minutes later for a 36-4 scoreline.
Another quality short ball from Berryman saw Manly prop Sonaiva Kini-Samuelu dive over. Berryman converted for a 42-4 lead with six minutes remaining.
Some more quick hands to the left saw Manly winger Alannah Sliman dive over in the corner for the 46-4 victory with two minutes remaining.