Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat April 13, 2019
Round 5 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 21779
80min

That's all she wrote. Manly finish with the ball and win by eight.

79min

Hold on, Suli's ruled to have stripped it from Lee in that play and taken it dead, so it's a Newcastle 20m restart.

78min

Fonua-Blake makes his way back onto the park with Manly on the attack looking for more points. DCE grubbers, forcing Edrick Lee to take the ball and it's a line drop-out.

77min

Watson spills a ball turned back inside by Mason Lino.

75min

Guerra off, Pearce won't return after the head knock in the 69th. Knights in the wars as they desperately search for some late points.

75min

Time off with Guerra down injured.

72min

Newcastle on the attack with 8 minutes left... but the grubber is cleaned up promptly by Elliot and he's in the field of play.

69min

Newcastle start the new set on halfway thanks to the penalty.

69min

AFB goes to the sin bin for the 'serious foul play' against Pearce. He won't come back until there's about 2 minutes left.

69min

Mitch Pearce has copped a big one across the face off the kickoff. Fonua-Blake has dropped a lazy arm on him.

68min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga brings the margin back to eight with a conversion.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 18 - 26 Sea Eagles
67min

Try: Knights
Scored by Mitchell Barnett. Kick to come.

Barnett finds a hole as Newcastle run hands to the right. Great try for the home team!

Sea Eagles lead Knights 16 - 26 Sea Eagles
66min

Manly penalised for running blockers as the attacking kick team chases through. Knights with the attacking chance.

63min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

Fourteen point margin now. Not home yet Manly - but they're doing very well.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 26 Sea Eagles
61min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Addin Fonua-Blake. Kick to come.

AFB strolls over for the Sea Eagles fourth try. Too easy! Massive gap opened up down the middle after Elgey turned a ball inside for him.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 24 Sea Eagles
60min

Manly do a great job to get into an attacking position and force a drop-out by trapping Mitchell Pearce in goal.

59min

Edrick Lee threw a miracle ball as he was being dragged into touch, and it ended eventually with Lachlan Fitzgibbon crossing for what looked a try, but the Bunker reviews it and Lee's foot indeed was out. No try, Manly ball.

57min

Penalty Goal: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

Newcastle give away another penalty, this one is right in front and DCE makes no mistake this time.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 20 Sea Eagles
55min

...and then Newcastle lose it with Connor Watson making a very poor error out of dummy half.

54min

Penalty Goal: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Daly Cherry-Evans.

Newcastle concede a penalty on their own line and DCE makes the easy call to go for two... it hits the post and NEWCASTLE GET IT! Oh dear.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 18 Sea Eagles
52min

Lachlan Fitzgibbon loses in the second tackle after the restart and Manly have it back in an attacking zone.

51min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga bangs it over from in front.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 18 Sea Eagles
51min

Try: Knights
Scored by Aidan Guerra. Kick to come.

Guerra burrows his way over and the Bunker awards it!

Sea Eagles lead Knights 10 - 18 Sea Eagles
50min

Bunker for a possible Knights no try...

47min

Neither side able to penetrate yet with the Knights going closest so far.

43min

An early error from Manly gives Newcastle some handy possession.

41min

Second half underway. Newcastle first ball.

40min

Halftime at McDonald Jones Stadium with the Sea Eagles ahead by twelve.

38min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga adds the extras to the try he helped set up, and reduces the margin to just twelve ahead of the halftime break.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 6 - 18 Sea Eagles
37min

Try: Knights
Scored by Edrick Lee. Kick to come.

Ponga comes back after he was cleared in a HIA - and he delivers by setting up Edrick Lee with a perfectly placed grubber which the bustling winger picks up and carries to the line despite attention from Manly winger Reuben Garrick.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 4 - 18 Sea Eagles
33min

Elliot goes over in the corner for Manly but it's the result of an errant pass and it's called back. Newcastle escape again.

32min

DCE nails a 40/20 which Connor Watson had no idea about and just let dribble into touch! Huge defensive set coming up here for the home side.

29min

DCE pinged for obstruction in front of the Knights' posts. Newcastle with a relieving penalty.

28min

A forward pass now from Newcastle inside their own 30m hands Manly an attacking opportunity.

24min

Waddell receives a short ball from Sironen and can't handle it with the defence closing in. Newcastle scrum ten short of halfway.

23min

Lino puts a grubber through late in the set and the Sea Eagles get it easily through Addin Fonua-Blake, then the Knights concede a penalty, handing Manly possession on halfway.

22min

DCE puts a kick out on the full from just inside Newcastle's 40m, which gives the home team a fresh set in decent position.

21min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE adds the extras again in his 200th NRL game.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 0 - 18 Sea Eagles
21min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Joel Thompson. Kick to come.

Joel Thompson is first to the grubber from - yes - Jake Trbojevic - and it's try time for Manly again!

Sea Eagles lead Knights 0 - 16 Sea Eagles
21min

Bunker time. Joel Thompson is claiming he's grounded it off a grubber!

20min

Manly force a line drop-out with a clever rubber.

18min

TRYSAVER! DCE finds his way into open space and only had to find Garrick on his outside - but Edrick Lee tracks him down and knocks the ball out. Newcastle scrum on their own 10m.

15min

Newcastle pick up a penalty after Curtis Sironen goes high on fullback Kalyn Ponga. Sironen is ON REPORT.

11min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

This one's easier and he converts it as well. Stunned silence around the New Lambton venue.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 0 - 12 Sea Eagles
10min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Reuben Garrick. Kick to come.

Garrick! Koroisau ducks out of dummy half on his own 30m, finding Taufua who rolls up the park before finding Garrick who bumps and bounces his way to the line! Manly what a start!

Sea Eagles lead Knights 0 - 10 Sea Eagles
9min

An unimaginative set from the Knights and the Sea Eagles have it again... and there's a break!

8min

Kalyn Ponga finds some space from broken play and makes a good 40 metre run before being chased down - Newcastle then earn a penalty on the next play and the home side will get to attack.

6min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE nails it from out wide!

Sea Eagles lead Knights 0 - 6 Sea Eagles
4min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Jorge Taufua. Kick to come.

Numbers to the left and a beauty of a long ball from Elgey finds Taufua on the wing. Manly take the early lead!

Sea Eagles lead Knights 0 - 4 Sea Eagles
3min

Manly have the first chance at attack here.

1min

We're underway and Manly have first use of the ball, and produce a solid, metre-eating set to start, before hoisting it high for Edrick Lee, who takes it cleanly for Newcastle.

A solid crowd in at McDonald Jones Stadium for this re-match of the 1997 ARL decider. Newcastle are without Sione Mata'utia and Kurt Mann, with Josh King and Connor Watson joining the bench and Mitch Barnett starting in the back row. They are wearing their hi-vis orange and navy jerseys for Mining day. Manly are 1-17, in their white away jersey.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Peter Gough, Jon Stone

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Mark Bohan

Video Referee: Henry Perenara, Steve Clark

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (18)
Tries: Edrick Lee, Aidan Guerra, Mitchell Barnett
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (3/3)
Penalty Goals:

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (26)
Tries: Jorge Taufua, Reuben Garrick, Joel Thompson, Addin Fonua-Blake
Field Goals:
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/2)