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Cronulla Sharks v Manly Sea Eagles highlights: NRL scores, blog

6th September, 2015

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Cronulla Vs. Manly

2015 NRL Premiership Season, 7 September, 2015

Remondis Stadium, NSW
Manly 14 defeated Cronulla 12
Cronulla Manly
12 FINAL SCORE 14
2 TRIES 2
1/2 CONVERSION KICKS 1/2
1/1 PENALTY GOALS 2/2
0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
 
Top scorers:
  • Cronulla - Michael Gordon 4pts (0T 2G)
  • Manly - Kieran Foran 6pts (0T 3G)
Important moments:
  • Manly took the lead at the 34 min. mark 2nd half
  • Tom Trbojevic (MAN) scored at the 67 min. mark 2nd half
 
Referee: Cummins, B
Touch judges: Wise, M & MacFarlane, R
Teams

Sharks
1 Michael Gordon
2 Sosaia Feki
3 Gerard Beale
4 Ricky Leutele
5 Valentine Holmes
6 Jack Bird
7 Jeff Robson
8 Chris Heighington
9 Michael Ennis
10 Sam Tagataese
11 Luke Lewis
12 Wade Graham
13 Paul Gallen (c)

Interchange
14 Matt Prior
15 Anthony Tupou
16 Tinirau Arona
17 Jayson Bukuya
19 Ben Barba

Coach: Shane Flanagan

Eagles
1 Brett Stewart
2 Jorge Taufua
3 Jamie Lyon (c)
4 Steve Matai
5 Peta Hiku
6 Kieran Foran
7 Daly Cherry-Evans
8 Jake Trbojevic
9 Jayden Hodges
10 Ligi Sao
11 Feleti Mateo
12 Justin Horo
13 Blake Leary

Interchange
14 Jesse Sene-Lefao
15 Dunamis Lui
16 Tom Symonds
17 Josh Starling
18 James Hasson

Coach: Geoff Toovey

Time: 4.00pm (AEST)
Venue: Remondis Stadium, Woolooware
TV: Live, Channel Nine
Betting: Sharks $1.45, Sea Eagles $2.75
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Match result:

Manly ended Cronulla’s hopes of a top four finish and put a black mark on their premiership aspirations with a 2-point in over the Sharks.

>>MATCH REPORT: Manly dent Sharks’ premiership aspirations

Cronulla 12 def. by Manly 14

Match preview:

The Cronulla Sharks can ensure a top four finish for the first time since 2008 with a victory over the fading Manly Sea Eagles at Remondis Stadium. Join The Roar from 3.50pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage.

The Sea Eagles will be hoping they are still in finals contention come kick off time. For this to happen, the Wests Tigers will need to defeat the Dragons on Saturday night. As Manly trails the Dragons by 61 on points differential, a miracle will be needed for them to play finals football.

It has been a disappointing end to the season for Manly who have all but played themselves out of finals contention after losses to the Eels and Roosters. At the very least, they would like to send off Geoff Toovey and Kieran Foran with a victory.

Following the Storm’s Thursday night victory over the Broncos, a win for the Sharks will mean a Friday night clash against the minor premiers, Sydney Roosters.

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However a Cronulla loss, coupled with victories for the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs will see them to slip to 7th and miss out on a home final.

Anthony Tupou and Ben Barba return on an extended bench with Blake Ayshford making way.

Rookie of the year candidate Valentine Holmes will be looking to add to his impressive haul of 16 tries in his first full season in the top grade.

Willie Mason’s suspension means Ligi Sao will start at prop and Jesse Sene-Lefao comes onto the bench.

Prediction:
The Sea Eagles have won 11 out of the last 12 “Battle of the Beaches” matches dating back to 2008.

Although Manly will be keen for a big win to either get themselves into the finals or send Geoff Toovey out with a win, they are running into an inform opponent with a lot to play for.

While this game is hard to predict due to the unknown circumstances, I think the Sharks will grind out a win typifying their season.

Sharks by 2.

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In any case, this match should be compelling viewing so follow The Roar from 3:50 (AEST) for live coverage, and remember to leave your comments as the game progresses.