GREAT Britain Universities has earned itself a parting gift, scoring a 34-14 win against Queensland Tertiaries in the last match of a six-game tour.Having suffered a tough 3-0 loss in the Test series against Australian Universities, the British were deserved victors in the final hit-out at Davies Park, West End.Great Britain led Queensland 14-4 at halftime and could have won by a greater margin, had goal-kicking been more accurate.Tainting the match somewhat was a severe knee injury to tourist Nick Walker, forcing officials to call a halt to proceedings with seven minutes left to play.Initial fears were that Walker had suffered a broken leg, although scans on Sunday showed ligament damage but no fracture.The British fly out for home this week, following a campaign in which they were highly competitive in every game.The First Test was won 24-16 by Australia. The Second Test also went the Aussie's way 26-18 and the Third Test ended in a 34-14 win to Australia after Great Britain led 14-0.Next Saturday, July 29, Queensland Tertiary will play New South Wales Tertiary, kicking off at 2pm at Davies Park.GREAT BRITAIN UNIVERSITIES 32 (Stu Anderson 2, Dave Llewellyn, Matt Jackson, Mark McKinley, Lloyd O'Connor, Gary Peacham tries; Ian Gordon, Matt Jackson goals) d QUEENSLAND TERTIARIES 10 (Colin Webb, Pat Webster tries; Ty Casey goal) at Davies Park, West End, Brisbane.Source: qrl.com.au
THE Newtown Jets swept aside the Bulldogs? challenge by 42-12 in the VB Premier League match played at Telstra Stadium on Saturday. This was a hard fought win against a determined and very physical Bulldogs side, and was achieved with Jets regulars like John Doyle (suspended), Daniel Dumas and Aaron Lai (both injured) watching from the stands.The Jets had to defend their line for extended periods in the first half as the Bulldogs dominated field position in the opening ten minutes, then midway through the half and also for several tense minutes prior to half-time. The essential difference between the two sides was Newtown?s ability to capitalise on their own scoring chances while the Bulldogs missed at least three try-scoring opportunities. Newtown had taken an iron grip on the likely outcome with a 30-0 lead midway through the second half, with the Jets adding two more converted tries before the Bulldogs reached double figures late in the game.Impressive young Jets lock forward Mitch Aubusson, a NSW far north coast product, turned in his best game this season by claiming three tries, including one superb 60 metres effort. Newtown?s win was underpinned by the collective effort from three of their biggest forwards in Glenn Hall, Charles Tonga and Mickey Paea. Hooker Heath L?Estrange was busy around the rucks and interchange forward Frank-Paul Nuuausala unleashed some of his ball running potential, especially when he combined with halfback Jamie Soward for one spectacular second half try. Soward, Jeremy Gordon and Aidan Kirk were the Jets best backs, while it was pleasing to see second-rower Nigel Plum in action again after having been laid low for several weeks.In the Jim Beam Cup match played at Ringrose Park on Sunday, the Jets were left rueing their missed chances and errors in going down 38-26 to second placed Wentworthville. Newtown had dominated the game?s early stages but virtually invited their opponents back into the game with repeated errors and penalties at their own end of the ground. After trailing by 20-6, the Jets recovered well to go in at half-time 20-16 in arrears.Newtown started the second half on fire, grabbing two quick tries to lead by 26-20. Then in one dreadful ten-minute period, three tries to Wentworthville really put the Jets under the cosh. The only points added for the rest of the game were through a late penalty goal to the home team. Newtown?s best forwards were Ritchie Parker, Billy Baleilomaloma, Matthew Eather and Adam Bennett. Five-eighth Toufic Nicolas was arguably the best player on the ground, as he displayed flair and variety in trying to get the Jets back into the game. Nathan McMahon gave Nicolas good support in the backs.The Parkes Spacemen were comprehensively beaten 40-0 by the Cobar Roosters and have probably blown their slim 2006 finals hopes. In the VB Premier League next weekend, the Jets take on the North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval on Friday evening, 28th July at 7.00pm, with this match determining the winners of the 2006 Frank Hyde Shield. Newtown faces a must-win Jim Beam Cup game against Asquith on Sunday (July 30th) at Storey Park with this match kicking off at 3.00pm.Tickets are still available for the Newtown Jets 1981 first grade grand final team?s 25th anniversary reunion lunch, to be held at the Petersham RSL Club on Saturday, August 19th. Call the Newtown RLFC office on 1300 36 36 90 to reserve your places for this super event.
THE Melbourne Storm have broken away to 34 competition points and a healthy lead on the NRL ladder following their 28-12 defeat of the Cronulla Sharks at Olympic Park on Friday night. The Storm now holds a six point buffer on the field while the seventh-placed Sharks join a mass of teams on 22 points.Saturday football kicked off with the Canterbury Bulldogs crushing the Sydney Roosters by 25-0 in Homebush. The Bulldogs now hold outright second position on 28 points while the Roosters are second last on 16 points. With their season long gone, the Roosters? loss was compounded by the send-off of Adrian Morley who may have played his last match of club footy in Australia. The English prop faces the prospect of a lengthy suspension before heading back home to the old dart.Later the same day, the Cowboys won their Queensland derby, defeating the Brisbane Broncos 26-10 in Townsville. Despite the loss, the third-placed Broncos are still looking well set on 26 points. It was a timely return to form for the Cowboys. On 22 points and hanging onto their top eight spot, the North Queenslanders? celebrations were dampened by the loss of playmaker Johnathon Thurston who was stretchered from the field with a dislocated kneecap and a grade two medial ligament strain.Saturday night wrapped up with the Newcastle Knights defeating the last-placed South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18 in Newcastle. In game of two halves, the Knights actually led 24-0 at half time before Souths mounted their comeback. But the Rabbitohs were unable to nail it in the end, crashing to their 18th loss of the season. The Knights are still in hunt on 22 points and in eighth position.Sunday football saw a resurgent Parramatta Eels continue their charge with a comprehensive 34-6 victory over premiers Wests Tigers in Homebush. The Eels are now in sight of the top eight on 20 points while Wests Tigers are looking more than a little shaky on 18 points.Meanwhile, down in the nation's capital, the Canberra Raiders posted a 31-12 victory, putting a dent in the St George Illawarra Dragons. The Raiders gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about and join a log jam of teams on 22 points. The third-placed Dragons have some work to do but are still well placed on 26 points.Round 20 wrapped up at Brookvale Oval with the Manly Sea Eagles staging a tremendous revival to narrowly defeat the Penrith Panthers 32-30. The Panthers led 24-6 at half time before Manly surged back into contention, a penalty goal eventually delivering the home side victory. The Sea Eagles are in outright fifth spot on the ladder with 24 competition points while the Panthers are outside of the eight on 20 points.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsAnother powerful performance from Clinton Schifcofske sees the Raiders fullback maintaining first position in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. Schifcofske is looking the goods on 26 points, three points clear of Melbourne?s Cameron Smith who has moved up to outright second position and 23 points.Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Greg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs) and last year?s winner Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) are all in equal third place on 20 points. Preston Campbell (Panthers) is not far away on 18 points. With just six rounds remaining, the leader board sees a number of players still well in contention. 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For further enquiries, email usMATCH RESULTS:League Wrap: Round 20, 21 July ? 23 July 2006Melbourne Storm: 28Tries: Cooper Cronk, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson, Billy Slater(2)Goals: Matt Geyer 1/1, Cameron Smith 3/4Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: 12Tries: Darren Albert, Richard VillasantiGoals: Luke Covell 2/2Half time: Storm 16-0Venue: Olympic Park, MelbourneCrowd: 11,486Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Cameron Smith (Storm)2 - Ryan Hoffman (Storm)1 - Cooper Cronk (Storm)Canterbury Bulldogs: 25Tries: Andrew Ryan, Sonny Bill Williams, Andrew EmelioGoals: Hazem El Masri 6/8Field Goals: Brent SherwinSydney Roosters: 0Half time: Bulldogs 10-0Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 14,020Referee: Jarred MaxwellLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Willie Mason (Bulldogs)2 - Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs)1 - Roy Asotasi (Bulldogs)North Queensland Cowboys: 26Tries: Josh Hannay, Matt Sing(3), Ashley GrahamGoals: Josh Hannay 3/6Brisbane Broncos: 10Tries: Darren Lockyer, Brad ThornGoals: Darren Lockyer 1/2Half time: Cowboys 14-4Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, TownsvilleCrowd: 24,658Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Matthew Bowen (Cowboys)2 - Aaron Payne (Cowboys)1 - Matt Sing (Cowboys)Newcastle Knights: 24Tries: Andrew Johns, Kirk Reynoldson, Steve Simpson, Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 4/4South Sydney Rabbitohs: 18Tries: Nathan Merritt, Paul Mellor, Stuart WebbGoals: Ben Walker 3/3Half time: Knights 24-0Venue: EnergyAustralia StadiumCrowd: 14,599Referee: Gavin BadgerLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Steve Simpson (Knights)2 - John Sutton (Rabbitohs)1 - Andrew Johns (Knights)Wests Tigers: 6Tries: Robert FarahGoals: Scott Prince 1/1Parramatta Eels: 34Tries: Nathan Hindmarsh, Wade McKinnon, Luke O'Dwyer, Jeremy Smith, Jarryd Hayne(2)Goals: Mark Riddell 4/5, Jarryd Hayne 1/1Half time: Eels 16-6Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 21,456Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)2 - Nathan Cayless (Eels)1 - Jarryd Hayne (Eels)Canberra Raiders: 31Tries: Todd Carney(2), Jason Smith, Michael Weyman, Adrian PurtellGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 5/5Field Goals: Clinton SchifcofskeSt George Illawarra Dragons: 12Tries: Trent Barrett, Mark GasnierGoals: Aaron Gorrell 2/2Half time: Raiders 12-6Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 13,504Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Jason Smith (Raiders)2 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)1 - Adam Mogg (Raiders)Manly Sea Eagles: 32Tries: Chris Hicks, Paul Stephenson, Glenn Stewart, Michael Robertson, Mitch CrearyGoals: Travis Burns 6/7Penrith Panthers: 30Tries: Preston Campbell(2), Luke Lewis, Frank Pritchard, Rhys WesserGoals: Preston Campbell 5/5Half time: Panthers 24-6Venue: Brookvale OvalCrowd: 15,177Referee: Jason RobinsonLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Preston Campbell (Panthers)2 - Travis Burns (Sea Eagles)1 - Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles)New Zealand Warriors v ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUPCOMING MATCHES:Round 21, 28-30 July 2006Fri 7:30 SHARKS v KNIGHTS - Toyota ParkSat 5:30 PANTHERS v WARRIORS - CUA Stadium, PenrithSat 7:30 EELS v SEA EAGLES - Parramatta StadiumSat 7:30 RABBITOHS v RAIDERS - Telstra StadiumSun 2:30 BRONCOS v TIGERS - Suncorp StadiumSun 3:00 DRAGONS v STORM - OKI Jubilee Stadium, KogarahSun 3:00 ROOSTERS v COWBOYS - Aussie Stadium BULLDOGS v BYE FOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK HERELEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2006LEADER BOARDThe Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.26 pointsClinton Schifcofske (Raiders)23 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)20 pointsNathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Greg Inglis (Storm), Willie Mason (Bulldogs), Matt Orford (Sea Eagles)18 pointsPreston Campbell (Panthers)17 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)15 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm)14 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys), Mark Gasnier (Dragons)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks), Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)12 pointsJason Smith (Raiders)11 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Danny Buderus (Knights), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos)10 pointsPetero Civoniceva (Broncos), Robert Farah (Tigers)9 pointsPaul Gallen (Sharks), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Steve Price (Warriors)8 pointsBrett Kimmorley (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Scott Prince (Tigers), Ruben Wiki (Warriors), Dean Young (Dragons)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Steve Simpson (Knights), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)6 pointsCraig Gower (Panthers), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Grant Rovelli (Warriors), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsTrent Barrett (Dragons), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Brent Webb (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Panthers)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Sione Faumuina (Warriors), David Kidwell (Storm), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Clint Newton (Knights), David Peachey (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), David Simmons (Sharks), Billy Slater (Storm), Jamie Soward (Roosters), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Greg Bird (Sharks), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Joel Clinton (Panthers), Darius Boyd (Broncos), Dean Collis (Tigers), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Brett Finch (Roosters), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Nathan Hinton (Knights), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Manase Manuokafoa (Rabbitohs), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), Travis Burns (Sea Eagles), George Carmont (Knights), Todd Carney (Raiders), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Scott Hill (Storm), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), John Morris (Eels), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), Craig Smith (Knights), Tim Smith (Eels), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Sharks), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Shane Webcke (Broncos), Michael Weyman (Raiders), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Nathan Friend (Storm), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Chris Hicks (Sea Eagles), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), Matt King (Storm), Todd Lowrie (Knights), Steve Matai (Sea Eagles), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Shannon McDonnell (Tigers), Adam Mogg (Raiders), Mark Riddell (Eels), Shane Rodney (Panthers), David Shillington (Roosters), Brent Tate (Broncos), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Ben Walker (Rabbitohs), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)
ROUND 20 Manly Sea Eagles 32 v Penrith Panthers 30at Brookvale OvalReferee: Jason RobinsonMatch Summary:The Manly Sea Eagles have staged a remarkable comeback against the Penrith Panthers, winning by 32-30 at Brookvale Oval this afternoon.The game began in modest fashion with Penrith opening the scoring through centre Luke Lewis in the 4th minute before the Sea Eagles responded in the 11th minute via stand-in fullback Michael Robertson.The game ebbed and flowed for a while as both teams found each others measure and began testing their mettle. But it seemed the Manly club would struggle as Penrith piled on two quick tries through Frank Pritchard (25th minute) and Rhys Wesser (31st minute).Combined with an injury to lock Ben Kennedy, things were looking grim for the home side and the Panthers struck again through zippy five-eighth Preston Campbell as the halftime hooter sounded, heading to the sheds with a 24-6 advantage.With BK seemingly gone for the game, few people gave the Sea Eagles any hope of coming back, but whatever was said at halftime had a profound effect. One can only assume that Manly revisited the result from last year?s clash between the two clubs where they came back from a 20-point halftime deficit to claim victory and used that as motivation to attack the Penrith lead.And attack they did, opening the second half with three quick tries to Glenn Stewart, Paul Stephenson and Chris Hicks all within the opening ten minutes of the second stage to draw equal with the Panthers at 24-all. At that point they were again boosted by the return of Ben Kennedy, whose cork to the thigh had settled down.The Manly club pressed ahead in the 57th minute, taking the lead for the first time in the match with replacement winger Mitch Creary scooting away down the touch line to score. Leading 30-24 the Sea Eagles began to close the game down and play a more conservative brand of football.Penrith hit back in the 63rd minute through some individual brilliance by Man of the Match Preston Campbell, who ducked and weaved passed a few defenders to score under the posts, setting up a thrilling finish to the game.Sadly it was an indiscretion in the play the ball that decided the fate of the match, with Burns potting a penalty in the 73rd minute allowing Manly to hold on.It goes a long way to solidifying the Sea Eagles wares however, and they now sit in 5th spot with plenty of players to return from injury in the coming weeks. They travel to Parramatta next week to take on the Eels in what should be a cracker of a game.Penrith are now in 11th spot and it?s looking harder each week for them to make the semis. They host the Warriors in Round 21 who are coming off the bye, giving them a good chance of getting back on the road to the finals.Scorers:Manly Sea Eagles: 32Tries: Chris Hicks, Paul Stephenson, Glenn Stewart, Michael Robertson, Mitch CrearyGoals: Travis Burns 6/7Penrith Panthers: 30Tries: Preston Campbell(2), Luke Lewis, Frank Pritchard, Rhys WesserGoals: Preston Campbell 5/5By the Clock:Beautiful day here at Brookvale Oval for this crunch game between Manly and Penrith.Changes: Brett Stewart is out for the Sea Eagles, with Michael Robertson dropping back to the custodian's role. Mitch Creary comes into the side at wing.Penrith are as per the program.1 min: NEWS Preston Campbell for the Panthers kicks-off.4 min: TRY Penrith PanthersThe visitors open the scoring for the day through Penrith centre Luke Lewis. He's done well to evade several defenders close to the line and score. Michael Monaghan is down in backplay with a sore head and is leaving the field. Shane Dunley is now on the field. Preston Campbell lines up the conversion and adds the extras. Panthers 6-08 min: NEWS Luke Lewis has left the field with a knee injury, sustained in the same passage of play as the one that claimed Monaghan.9 min: NEWS Both teams are muscling up here and Manly are starting to warm to the contest.10 min: NEWS Manly surging into the Penrith half with strong runs by Kennedy & Dunley having an impact.11 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesPressing the line, Manly spread the ball wide with some dummy runners, finding Michael Robertson making the extra man and scores for the hosts. Travis Burns hooks the conversion and the scores remain. Panthers 6-412 min: NEWS Injury update: Monaghan has a broken nose and is getting some stitches. Apparently he'll be back on the field. Not so good for Lewis though, he's got knee ligament damage and is unlikely to return today.15 min: NEWS Manly on the attack, just being held out by the Panthers and getting repeat sets through goal line dropouts.20 min: PENALTY GOAL Manly Sea EaglesBurns slots a penalty from right in front after an indiscretion in the play the ball to level up the scores. 6 all.23 min: TRY Penrith PanthersPenrith hit back through barnstorming backrower Frank Pritchard who ran over the top of five-eighth Travis Burns, who's having a mixed game here today. Campbell adds the extras and the visitors are looking healthy here today. Panthers 12-629 min: NEWS Monaghan is back on the field for Dunley.31 min: TRY Penrith PanthersCampbell gets the ball on the right side of the field, steps inside Robertson and finds Wesser is support who beats Creary at the back. Nice try and the Panthers are looking very good here. Campbell adds the extras and the visitors have opened up a 12-point lead. Panthers 18-635 min: NEWS Kennedy down in backplay with a knee injury after popping a pass. Nothing going right for the Sea Eagles today as they're penalised for a mid-air tackle on Campbell. BK leaves the field in a fair bit of pain.37 min: NEWS BK riding a bike on the sideline, so his injury can't be too bad.40 min: TRY Penrith PanthersPenrith running away with the game here just before halftime. Rhys Wesser makes a break on the short side, exposing some flimsy defence, before striding away to the fullback and picking up Campbell on the inside. Campbell kicks another on the stroke of the halftime siren and the Panthers have a handsome lead. Panthers 24-640 min: NEWS Halftime: Penrith are in command here at Brookvale after playing some great footy and taking advantage of all their opportunities.Manly are suffering from their extended injury toll, which is understandable, but their top 8 aspirations are on the line here and they need to put in a big effort.41 min: NEWS The Sea Eagles restart play for the second half.42 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesThe Sea Eagles are straight on the attack after Glenn Stewart swoops on a chip kick from Orford right under the posts as the Panthers seem to fall asleep at the wheel. Burns converts and we've got a game on our hands. Panthers 24-1247 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesBig comeback on the cards here as Leuluai busts them up the middle, passes to Hicks who finds Stephenson and the Sea Eagles are charging home in the early part of this second half. Burns converts and this game has been turned on it's head. Panthers 24-1849 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesAn unbelievable comeback here! Rhys Wesser loses the ball one-on-one to Orford who flicks the ball back to Burns. Hicks gets his hands on it out wide and speeds away to score. Burns equalises from close to touch and there's a real buzz around the ground now. 24 all.50 min: NEWS Kennedy is getting ready to come back on.57 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesMatai makes a huge break down the flank and finds replacement Creary backing up to score, capping a remarkable comeback in the second half. Burns converts from the sideline and the home team are pumping. Sea Eagles 30-2463 min: TRY Penrith PanthersSome individual brilliance gets the Panthers back on a level footing with a sparkling try, stepping through the line and scoring under the posts. He converts his own try and we've got a great final 15 minutes to come. 30 all.73 min: PENALTY GOAL Manly Sea EaglesFrank Puletua gives away a silly penalty close to the sticks opening up a safe passage for Burns to kick them clear by 2. He does so, despite the attention of Clinton and Wesser who attempted to put him off. Sea Eagles 32-3080 min: NEWS Manly complete an amazing comeback here at their Fortress home ground, defeating the Panthers by 32-30 after trailing by 24-6 at halftime.-----------------------------------------Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Preston Campbell2 - Travis Burns1 - Chris Hicks-----------------------------------------