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80:00
8:05pm Mon August 2, 2021
Round 20 - Suncorp Stadium
80min

That's the game, Manly get the win. Next week, they face a real test against Melbourne, while the Sharks will take on the Warriors

80min

Will Kennedy puts in a chip'n'chase and re-gathers successfully, before putting in another kick that was knocked on by Jason Saab

79min

Saab has an airswing and the ball goes into touch

77min

Will Kennedy cleans up Foran's kick

75min

Penalty to Manly for an illegal strip from Brailey

75min

Trindall's pass to Katoa is called forward.

74min

Penalty to the Sharks, Paseka trips Luke Metcalf over and will go to the sin bin

74min

Six more tackles for the Sharks

73min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Trindall converts his own try

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 22 - 40 Sea Eagles
72min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Braydon Trindall. Kick to come.

Blayke Brailey makes a huge break upfield in the set after points, putting the Sharks on the attack. A couple of plays later, Braydon Trindall dummies his way through the Manly defensive line and scores his 2nd

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 20 - 40 Sea Eagles
71min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Braydon Trindall converts the try

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 16 - 40 Sea Eagles
70min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Will Kennedy. Kick to come.

Will Kennedy shows some great speed to burn Kieran Foran and get past Reuben Garrick to score his second try of the night

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 14 - 40 Sea Eagles
69min

Jason Saab bombs a certain try, dropping the ball cold

68min

Siosifa Talakai puts a huge hit on Josh Schuster and forced the mistake

68min

Toby Rudolf is off to the bin after headbutting Reuben Garrick

65min

Morgan Harper loses the ball in the tackle

63min

Trindall's pass to Talakai is forward

62min

Daly Cherry-Evans' kick takes a Sharks bounce over the dead ball line. 7 tackle set coming up for the boys in the black white and blue

60min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick converts his own try

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 40 Sea Eagles
59min

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

Manly take full advantage of Williams' mistake, spreading it left for Reuben Garrick to score his first try of the night

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 38 Sea Eagles
58min

Jack Williams makes a mess of the play the ball

57min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick makes it a 4-converted try lead

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 34 Sea Eagles
55min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Tom Trbojevic. Kick to come.

Tommy Turbo makes it 3 tries in a row. He came steaming onto the ball and exposed some back-pedalling defenders, muscling his way over the line. He has almost single-handedly taken this game away from Cronulla

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 32 Sea Eagles
54min

Mulitalo takes Cherry-Evans' kick dead

52min

Braydon Trindall is on report for a high shot on Parker

51min

Set restart for CRO

50min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick puts it over

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 28 Sea Eagles
49min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Tom Trbojevic. Kick to come.

Tom Trbojevic goes up the middle right past some terrible defence from Fifita and Tolman. He scores his second try in as many minutes almost

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 26 Sea Eagles
47min

Manly run it on the last, but Foran isn't as successful as Trbojevic was. Handover, Sharks get the ball

47min

Manly up to halfway on play 3

46min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick makes no mistake

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 22 Sea Eagles
44min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Tom Trbojevic. Kick to come.

It looked as if play had broken down for Manly, who opted to run on the last. T. Trbojevic got a last ditch offload away to Croker, who threw it right back to him as he straightened up, pinned the ears back and dove over the line. Manly extend their lead.

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 20 Sea Eagles
43min

Terrible kick from trindall on the 4th, it goes right to Reuben Garrick who makes no mistake. A couple of tackles later Manly get a penalty

41min

Penalty to Cronulla as Paseka gets involved in the ruck

41min

Andrew Fifita takes the first hit up of the half

40min

Teams are back out there ahead of the second 40

40min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Braydon Trindall.

Try is confirmed, with Trindall spraying the relatively easy conversion left

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 16 Sea Eagles
40min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Braydon Trindall. Kick to come.

Braydon Trindall tries a grubber on tackle 3, it ricochets off Schuster into Nikora, before bouncing into Trindall's arms. He goes over to breathe a huge amount of life into the Sharks before half time. Awaiting confirmation.

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 10 - 16 Sea Eagles
39min

Parker goes for the intercept but loses it and the ball ends up in the hands of Kennedy. Sharks have six plays and 90 seconds to get something going

38min

Braydon Trindall puts up a huge spiralling bomb that Jason Saab can't handle at the back. Tracey nearly grounded the loose ball but was beaten to the punch by Tom Trbojevic. Sharks have an attacking opportunity

37min

Brad Parker knocks on on tackle 1

36min

Connor Tracey knocks on while going for the intercept

34min

Jack Williams makes a mess of the play the ball, Manly survive

33min

Tom Trbojevic makes a rare mistake at fullback, dropping the bomb and giving the Sharks a golden opportunity

31min

Brad Parker knocks on for Manly, Sharks scrum feed on their own 20

29min

They say it's knocked on by Manly, the Sharks will have possession

29min

Aiden Tolman is dragged back into the in-goal

27min

Manly get a penalty, Talakai ran an escort on Parker

25min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Braydon Trindall is arrow straight with the kick

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 6 - 16 Sea Eagles
24min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Will Kennedy. Kick to come.

The Sharks take full advantage of their first attacking opportunity, with Will Kennedy burning Brad Parker on the outside to streak away and score

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 4 - 16 Sea Eagles
23min

Cronulla finally get a reprieve, with Josh Schuster throwing a forward pass

21min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick hits the upright with the conversion attempt

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 0 - 16 Sea Eagles
20min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Morgan Harper. Kick to come.

Manly are killing them. They go the length of the field in the set after points, with Tom Trbojevic getting an offload away before the tackle is complete to Morgan Harper, who strolls over

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 0 - 16 Sea Eagles
19min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick is good from the sideline again

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 0 - 12 Sea Eagles
18min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Jason Saab. Kick to come.

Manly execute the block play to perfection, creating the extra number while shifting it right, with Tom Trbojevic throwing the last pass to put Saab over for his second try in about 4 minutes

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 0 - 10 Sea Eagles
17min

Mulitalo knocks on and Manly are right back on the attack

16min

Sipley brings it back for Manly

15min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Reuben Garrick nails it from the sideline

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 0 - 6 Sea Eagles
14min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Jason Saab. Kick to come.

Try confirmed - Saab has pulled off a stunner. It looked like everyone had overrun Cherry-Evans' grubber and it looked to be going dead, but Saab pulled it back in field and somehow grounded it. Manly finally on the board

Sea Eagles lead Sharks 0 - 4 Sea Eagles
14min

Jason Saab may have scored but I'm going to wait until the bunker confirms it to put it in the system

11min

Sharks get a set restart - on tackle one while 10 metres out from their own line

9min

Josh Schuster knocks on, letting the Sharks off the hook again

8min

Katoa takes Schuster's kick dead, repeat set for Manly coming up

7min

Another trysaver from Cronulla! This time Cherry-Evans was laying it on, putting in an early kick for speedster Jason Saab, who was clear of Will Kennedy and won the race to the ball, but Kennedy was able to grab his legs and stop him from getting to the line. A couple tackles later, Jake Trbojevic lost it, and the Sharks hold on - for the time being.

4min

It looked as if Manly were in for all money, with Tom Trbojevic throwing one of his signature cutout passes to Reuben Garrick, but Braydon Trindall came across and made an outstanding trysaver that saw Garrick go into touch. Sharks survive

3min

Penalty to Manly for a high shot

2min

Both sides in an arm wrestle early, Garrick starts the set by playing the ball on the 30

1min

Underway and Marty Taupau takes the first hit up for Manly

Hello and welcome to LeagueUnlimted's coverage of the final game of Round 20 and we are up at Suncorp Stadium for the latest Monday Night match in premiership history* as the Sharks prepare to take on the Sea Eagles. Some late changes for the Sharks, with Jesse Ramien a withdrawal and Siosifa Talakai moving into the centres to accommodate. Jack Williams starts in the back row and Luke Metcalf will debut for the Sharks off the bench - ironically against his junior club. For the Sea Eagles, Des has pulled a late switcheroo, with Toafofoa Sipley starting in the front row for Taniela Paseka. Other than that, they are 1-17, with kickoff about 5 minutes away.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Peter Gough

Video Referee: Chris Butler

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (22)
Tries: Will Kennedy (2), Braydon Trindall (2)
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Braydon Trindall (3/4)
Penalty Goals:

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (40)
Tries: Jason Saab (2), Reuben Garrick, Morgan Harper, Tom Trbojevic (3)
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (6/7)
Penalty Goals: