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Sat 18 March 2017
1300SMILES Stadium - Crowd: 14763
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It's Fulltime! Manly have stunned the Cowboys smashing them 30-8 in an amazing effort from Trent Barrett's men. Stay tuned @League Unlimited for the match report and 3,2,1's. Amazing effort Sea Eagles!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 30-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Dylan Walker successful.

Dylan Walker makes it seven from seven. Manly have thrashed the Cowboys 30-8!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 30-8

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Jackson Hastings. Kick to come.

Shaun Lane stolls through a huge gap, he draws and passes to Jackson Hastings who scores under the posts!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 28-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Patrick Kaufusi makes an unforced error.

Patrick Kaufusi drops the ball over running it on the second tackle. Game Over! Manly will pull off a huge upset.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Brian Kelly tackled in goal and again the Cowboys are denied. Line drop out Sea Eagles.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Kalyn Ponga makes an unforced error.

Kalyn Ponga knocks on close to the line. Amazing goal line defence from the Sea Eagles!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Incredible defence from Manly again! This time holding up Michael Morgan.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Coen Hess shows incredible strength with four Manly players only just managing to hold him up.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Akuila Uate makes an unforced error.

Kalyn Ponga gives a quick ball to Bowen in the corner, but it is knocked down by Uate. Another scrum Cowboys.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Tom Trbojevic makes an unforced error.

Johnathan Thurston kicks towards the in goal on the last, up goes Tom Trbojevic who knocks on. Cowboys scrum 10m out.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Penalty Cowboys - Kyle Feldt loses possession but Jake Trbojevic pinned for having a hand in the play the ball. Cowboys find the line on halfway.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Johnathan Thurston kicks on the last, knocked down by Apisai Koroisau and Cowboys get six more and then Scott Bolton loses possession and Koroisau has it 10m out from their own line. It is not happening for the Cowboys.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Johnathan Thurston kicks behind the line early in the tackle count and it's a match race between Javid Bowen and Akuila Uate and Uate knocks it dead. Drop out Manly.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Curtis Sironen makes an unforced error.

Manly gets inside their own attacking zone and Curtis Sironen drops it cold. North Queensland scrum 30m out from their own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Michael Morgan makes an unforced error.

Coen Hess gives a ball to Morgan on the inside as they attack the line and Morgan drops it cold. Manly scrum 10m from their own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Penalty Cowboys - Against Curtis Sironen and now they have been marched another 10m for backchat. Cowboys on the attack.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Tom Trbojevic makes an unforced error.

Tom Trbojevic loses the ball in his own half after almost slicing through. Cowboys scrum 40m out.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Kyle Feldt goes down in pain, looks to be a leg injury. He will play the ball, looks to just be a scare. Cowboys ball inside their own 30m.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Penalty goal attempt by Dylan Walker successful.

Dylan Walker adds two more and now the Sea Eagles lead 24-8 with just over 20 minutes remaining.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-8

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Penalty Manly - Right in front of the posts and Daly Cherry-Evans points to the sticks. Kick to come.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Sam Hoare makes an unforced error.

Sam Hoare puts the ball down and the Eagles are on the attack 20m out.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22-8

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Ponga limping but he plays the ball.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22-8

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Kalyn Ponga neatly steps through defenders but is crunched by Dylan Walker. He is down injured.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Kyle Feldt makes an unforced error.

Kyle Feldt gets a flick pass from Michael Morgan but unlike the 2015 GF he spills it. Manly scrum 10m out from their own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22-8

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Apisai Koroisau makes an unforced error.

Apisai Koroisau has now knocked on 25m out from their own line. Cowboys need to bounce back.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Dylan Walker successful.

Dylan Walker makes it 5 from 5. Sea Eagles lead 22-8.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22-8

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Brenton Lawrence. Kick to come.

VIDEO REF - TRY - Brenton Lawrence has muscled his way over the line and grounds the ball. The Sea Eagles get their third! Manly lead 20-8 kick to come.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-8

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Penalty Manly - Against Johnathan Thurston for not moving away from the play the ball. Eagles go for touch, Manly ball 10m out!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Kyle Feldt makes an unforced error.

Kyle Feldt has kicked the ball into the stands off the kickoff! It's gone dead on the full. Manly find the line 25m out.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16-8

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Penalty goal attempt by Dylan Walker successful.

Dylan Walker extends the lead to 8 points. Manly lead 16-8.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16-8

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Penalty Manly - Right in front of the posts against Jake Granville for laying all over the man. Kick to come.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14-8

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Apisai Koroisau gets a ball away to Tom Trbojevic and he is tackled 10m out. Blake Green then grubbers in goal and Manly get a repeat set. Looking good early Manly.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14-8

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Penalty Manly - Crusher tackle from Gavin Cooper on Dylan Walker and Manly find the line 40m out from the own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14-8

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Johnathan Thurston bombs towards Akuila Uate who leaps high and takes it magnificently.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14-8

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Blake Green gets a decent kick in on the last and Kyle Feldt is tackled 20m out from the Cowboys line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14-8

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We are underway in the Second Half as Sam Hoare brings the ball back.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Dylan Walker successful.

Important kick before the break and Dylan Walker makes no mistake! The Sea Eagles lead 14-8 at the break.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14-8

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Tom Trbojevic. Kick to come.

Cowboys on the attack and Johnathan Thurston grubbers into Tom Trbojevic who picks up the ball and goes the length of the field to score! Manly in front at halftime! 12-8 kick to come.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Dylan Walker successful.

Dylan Walker from 10m in from touch and he nails it! 8 all just before halftime.

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Jorge Taufua. Kick to come.

Daly Cherry-Evans finishes off the play and grubbers over the top of a sliding Kyle Feldt and it pops up for Jorge Taufua to score in the corner. Great fightback from Manly! 8-6 Cowboys, kick to come.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-6

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40/20 MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Daly Cherry-Evans kicks a 40/20.

Daly Cherry-Evans kicks on the third tackle and kicks a 40/20! Manly ball 20m out!

North Queensland Cowboys 8-2

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Great defence Manly! Johnathan Thurston fires a short ball to Shaun Fensom who is held up on the last. Manly survive.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-2

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Brenton Lawrence makes an unforced error.

Brenton Lawrence has lost the ball for the second time tonight. Cowboys scrum 30m out.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-2

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Johnathan Thurston makes an unforced error.

Johnathan Thurston dummies and gets to the line and Frank Winterstein has knocked the ball out as he goes over. Lucky break for Manly.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-2

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Akuila Uate makes an unforced error.

Michael Morgan puts a towering bomb up on the last and Akuila Uate has spilled it. It was a monster kick. Cowboys a big chance scrum 10m out.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-2

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Nate Myles has left the field for a concussion test.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-2

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Johnathan Thurston adds the extras and the Cowboys lead 8-2.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-2

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Scored by Jake Granville. Kick to come.

VIDEO REF - TRY - Jake Granville darts out of dummy half close to the line and reaches out to score. Grounding OK. Cowboys lead 6-2 kick to come.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-2

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Penalty Cowboys - Nate Myles with his third penalty of the night. Reckless lifting tackle on Justin O'Neill. Cowboys charge over halfway.

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Johnathan Thurston pushes his kick too long and it goes dead. Manly off the hook.

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Penalty Cowboys - Wowwe! Big cartwheeling tackle from Apisai Koroisau on Kane Linnett. That could have been very bad but luckily Linnett landed safely. Silly stuff.

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Tom Trbojevic has been cleared of concussion. Relax Eagles fans!

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Jake Granville makes a poor kick on the last and it is cleaned up on the line by Curtis Sironen. Manly ball 2m from their own line.

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Penalty Cowboys - Against Brenton Lawrence after a strong run from Patrick Kaufusi. Cowboys on the attack as they charge over the Sea Eagles 30m line.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Penalty goal attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Johnathan Thurston ties up the scores. It is 2 all at 1300 Smiles Stadium.

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Penalty Cowboys - Against Nate Myles for holding on too long in the tackle. Johnathan Thurston points to the posts as it is right in front.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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Daly Cherry-Evans grubbers for the in goal on the last but it is cleaned up by Ponga who is tackled 10m out from the Cowboys line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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Johnathan Thurston gets a grubber in on the last after a spectacular pass from Kalyn Ponga in the lead up. Jackson Hastings cleans up as the replacement fullback.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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Daly Cherry-Evans gets on the outside of Johnathan Thurston and fires a pass to Akuila Uate that hits the ice cream man in the crowd! Cowboys scrum 20m out from their own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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Dylan Walker kicks the ball into Javid Bowen who picks up the ball and scoots downfield and is tackled 20m from the line. Nate Myles then cleans up Javid Bowen and Tom Trbojevic and now Tom Trbojevic is off for a concussion test!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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Johnathan Thurston kicks the ball into Dylan Walker. Not played at and Kalyn Ponga is tackled 15m out and it is a handover to the SeaEagles.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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Penalty Cowboys - Against Nate Myles for not releasing the tackled players. Cowboys on the attack.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Brenton Lawrence makes an unforced error.

Brenton Lawrence loses the ball in the tackle, may have had a few hands in there from the Cowboys unlucky. Cowboys scrum 35m from their own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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Good set from the Sea Eagles and Kalyn Ponga is tackled 20m out from the Cowboys line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Penalty goal attempt by Dylan Walker successful.

Dylan Walker successful and Manly lead 2-0.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2-0

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Another penalty Manly - Against Ethan Lowe it is right in front and Manly will take the 2 points on offer. Kick to come from in front.

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Penalty Manly - Cowboys not getting back on their goal line. Manly tap 10m out. Big chance.

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Gavin Cooper makes an unforced error.

Gavin Cooper drops a pass off Johnathan Thurston. Sea Eagles scrum on halfway.

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Huge kick at the end of the first set from Daly Cherry-Evans and Javid Bowen fumbles the ball backwards into his own goal. He recovers and is tackled 10m out from the Cowboys line.

We are underway and Tom Trbojevic brings the ball back for the visitors.

Johnathan Thurston leads out the home side. How will they go without 4 of their stars? We are about to find out.

Out come the Manly side, they will be desperate to get the win tonight. Daly Cherry-Evans and Tom Trbojevic will need huge games if they are to pull off the upset.

Welcome to Townsville for the final match of Super Saturday, which sees the North Queensland Cowboys host the Manly Sea Eagles in what will be a vital game for both sides given the early injury toll to both sides in the opening rounds.
For the Cowboys, Jason Taumalolo is out through suspension, which sees Ethan Lowe move to lock and Coen Hess into the starting side in the second row. Former Raider Shaun Fensom will make his club debut via the interchange bench.
The Sea Eagles also have some late changes on their bench with Cameron Cullen and Jarrod Kennedy being replaced by Jackson Hastings and Billy Bainbridge.
North Queensland are missing a host of stars in Coote, Taumalolo, Scott and Winterstein, while the Sea Eagles have yet to get off the mark in season 2017, so expect both sides to go hammer and tong for the 2 points.
Stay tuned for all the action @LeagueUnlimited, kickoff not far away!

Referees:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Rohan Best, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (8)
Tries: Jake Granville
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (30)
Tries: Jorge Taufua, Tom Trbojevic, Brenton Lawrence, Jackson Hastings
Field Goals:
Conversions: Dylan Walker (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Dylan Walker (3/3)