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7:50pm Thu June 30, 2022
Round 16 - 4 Pines Park, Brookvale - Crowd: 8618
80min

Finally it's over. Manly win 36-30

80min

There's going to be a final play

80min

Try: Storm
Scored by Ryan Papenhuyzen. Kick to come.

Papenhuyzen crosses for his second try. Melbourne have declined the kick. There's a chance here.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 36 - 30 Storm
79min

Well Manly finally completed a kickoff routine for the first time since the fifty fifth minute.

78min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Paps hooks it. 10 point game now.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 36 - 26 Storm
78min

Try: Storm
Scored by Justin Olam. Kick to come.

Late hope here for Melbourne. Justin Olam crosses for the Storm, this is just insane. They won't win the game (well shouldn't), but that was deplorable from Melbourne.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 36 - 26 Storm
77min

PENALTY STORM: Kickoff goes out on the full.

77min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Papenhuyzen converts. Margin reduced to 14.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 36 - 22 Storm
77min

Try: Storm
Scored by Ryan Papenhuyzen. Kick to come.

Papenhuyzen strolls over for the easiest of tries. Manly's defence was interested in the push and shove.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 36 - 20 Storm
76min

With that offside kickoff penalty, we've hit the quota for kickoff penalties this season.

76min

PENALTY MELBOURNE: Josh Schuster was well in front of the kicker. It's a rare penalty

75min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Papenhuyzen is unsuccessful. 36-16

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 36 - 16 Storm
74min

Try: Storm
Scored by Nelson Asofa-Solomona. Kick to come.

Well it's a deserved try for Nelson Asofa-Solomona. He's tried his best in a badly beaten side.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 36 - 16 Storm
74min

Challenge was unsuccessful.

74min

One on one strip fails for Taniela Paseka. But he is going to challenge.

73min

Intercepted by Brandon Smith. DCE offside though.

72min

Saab takes the bomb well. Manly just intent on running the clock out with a convincing lead.

71min

Pass from Harper was ruled forward.

70min

Been a poor night from Ryan Papenhuyzen

69min

Harry Grant held up.

69min

PENALTY STORM: Ruck interference.

68min

PENALTY STORM: Ruck interference.

67min

Nice chip from Paps and Grant, but the ball beats the flying Grant Anderson and it's a seven tackle set for Manly.

64min

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

DCE converts from in front. 36-12 is the new score line.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 36 - 12 Storm
63min

Short dropout goes OUT on the FULL

63min

Another set coming up for Manly. Paps has to take it dead.

62min

Brandon Smith trapped in-goal. DCE is having one of those nights.

60min

Dean Ieremia with the jamming defence touches the pass in flight.

60min

PENALTY MANLY: Alec MacDonald again the man penalised there. Unhappy night for the young forward. Could Manly put in excess of 40 pts on here.

59min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE converts. 34-12

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 34 - 12 Storm
57min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Tolutau Koula. Kick to come.

Any hope of a quick fire Melbourne comeback might've just ended there. Koula grabs his second. Great pass from DCE and Manly have their seventh of the evening.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 32 - 12 Storm
56min

PENALTY MANLY: Alec MacDonald way offside on that play.

55min

We can finally take a breath after three tries in the space of five mins.

55min

Melbourne convert their set after points.

53min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

Meaney converts. 28-12.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 28 - 12 Storm
53min

Try: Storm
Scored by Brandon Smith. Kick to come.

Well... just when Melbourne looked flat on the canvas. Marty Taupau took the routine hit-up and Brandon Smith strips the ball off of the Manly prop and scores the try.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 28 - 10 Storm
52min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE nails this conversion. 28-6.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 28 - 6 Storm
51min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Haumole Olakau'atu. Kick to come.

Well, this is an absolute carve-up. Haumole Olakau'atu with a great charge, beating 4 defenders and going all the way to the line for Manly.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 26 - 6 Storm
50min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Daly Cherry-Evans.

Only thing Manly can't do is convert a kick. DCE fails again. 22-6.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 22 - 6 Storm
48min

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

The touchie has seen the ball on the ground and Morgan Harper has crossed over the top of the Manly defence. This looks hard to overturn for mine and they'll have to stick with the on-field decision.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 22 - 6 Storm
47min

Melbourne have to force the footy dead. Line dropout coming up for the visitors.

46min

Grant Anderson loses it.

45min

Been a mixed start for Melbourne. Only two converted tries down though, plenty of panic on display though all things considering.

42min

Challenge successful for Melbourne. Tackle 2 coming off their own line.

42min

Melbourne challenging a knock on from Harry Grant.

42min

Great take from Olam. Wouldn't surprise me if the bunker doctor buzzes in and takes Harper off.

40min

Nikorima showcasing his rookie Roosters form there. Making an error in his own end.

40min

Underway for the second 40 here at Brookie.

40min

Half-time from 4 Pines Park. Manly 18 leading Melbourne 6

40min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE hooks the kick again.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 18 - 6 Storm
39min

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

Well, Melbourne bent and broke in that final set. Great set play out the back here, Jason Saab juggles it all the way to the try-line.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 18 - 6 Storm
38min

King puts it down. That set has summed up this half for the Melbourne Storm, rushed and incomplete.

37min

It'll be a twenty-meter tap. Melbourne hangs on by the thinnest of margins.

36min

Must hang on territory for the Storm you suspect here before the break.

35min

Melbourne taken on the last. Good scrambling defence from the Eagles.

33min

Last tackle play goes astray for Manly. Melbourne caught at sixes and sevens throughout that set of six.

32min

SET RESTART MANLY - Ruck infringement.

32min

Nikorima's grubber kick fails to come off. Melbourne struggling at the moment. Feeling the scoreboard pressure I suspect.

31min

Six to go. Ball touched Tolutau Koula

30min

A crazy kick from DCE nearly pays off for Christian Tuipulotu but he can't work the ball back in play.

29min

PENALTY MANLY: Grant Anderson is offside. Craig Bellamy is FUMING

29min

ACCIDENTAL OFFSIDE - hits Jahrome Hughes in the in-goal so it's a twenty meter restart.

28min

Brandon Smith held up over the line.

27min

PENALTY MELBOURNE: Lachlan Croker with the hand on the ball.

26min

PENALTY MELBOURNE: Morgan Harper strips the ball illegally.

26min

Taupau passes it forward. Big let off for Melbourne.

25min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE hooks it. Manly lead 14-6.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 14 - 6 Storm
23min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Christian Tuipulotu. Kick to come.

Oh my goodness. Manly go back to back off the boot of DCE. It was a spiraling bomb from the Manly number 7. Meaney and Paps didn't want to take it and Christian Tuipulotu picks it up and crashes over the line.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 14 - 6 Storm
22min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE taking the conversion with Garrick copping the knock to the hip there. Manly lead 10-6

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 10 - 6 Storm
22min

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

Well off the 40/20 from DCE. Manly built the pressure and they isolated Seve and Anderson. Great face ball from Reuben Garrick and Jason Saab crosses for the home side.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 8 - 6 Storm
20min

Big momentum turner there. 40/20 kick from DCE

18min

Well it was too good to be true. Tolutau Koula loses the footy.

18min

PENALTY MANLY: Inside the ten meters is the ruling from Grant Atkins.

16min

Manly did a rare thing and completed a set, the next challenge for them is to complete consecutive sets.

14min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

Meaney nails the conversion. Melbourne take the lead here this evening 6-4.

Storm lead Sea Eagles 4 - 6 Storm
13min

Try: Storm
Scored by Nick Meaney. Kick to come.

Bit of redemption there from Ryan Papenhuyzen. Lovely pass out to Nick Meaney and the Storm do hit back.

Tied up at Sea Eagles 4 - 4 Storm
12min

Manly can't complete a set at the moment, Christian Tuipulotu loses it.

11min

Melbourne's fifth tackle option wasn't great from Hughes.

10min

WHAT IF... Jason Saab drops it cold, wasn't the best pass from Harper and they compound it by conceding a penalty.

9min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick fails to convert from the right-hand touchline hitting the upright and the crossbar. Score remains 4-0.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 4 - 0 Storm
7min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Tolutau Koula. Kick to come.

A poor kick from Ryan Papenhuyzen was intercepted by Tolutau Koula and the young speedster ran the best part of 90 meters to cross for the opening try of the evening.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 4 - 0 Storm
6min

Both sides guilty of having a case of the dropsies here. Jake Trbojevic makes a rare error.

5min

Pass was a shocker from the scrum and it's ruled forward by the referee.

4min

Keppie puts it down coming out of yardage.

4min

Manly read the situation well and Melbourne turn it over in good attacking opportunity.

2min

Harry Grant catches Jake Trbojevic offside and it's a SET RESTART on TACKLE 5

1min

Haumole Olakau'atu puts it down. Manly can't convert on their good field position.

1min

PENALTY MANLY: Tui Kamikamica takes Haumole Olakau'atu high. Manly going on the attack here.

Grant Atkins blows time on and we're underway for Round 16 NRL action.

Grant Atkins is the referee in this one, Darian Furner and Liam Kennedy are the touch judges and Adam Gee is the bunker review official.

NRL action returns with an important contest on Thursday Night Footy to kick off Round 16. Manly takes on Melbourne in a must-win game for Manly's top 8 chances and for Melbourne to keep pace with Penrith for the minor premiership. Manly is 1-17. Melbourne has a multitude of changes, Ryan Papenhuyzen returns at fullback in jumper 19 with Nick Meaney shifting onto the wing and Dean Ieremia benched. Jayden Nikorima plays his first match since Rd 7 2016. Tui Kamikamica starts in place of Josh King and Alec MacDonald joins the bench. The kickoff is in 20 mins.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Darian Furner, Liam Kennedy

Video Referee: Adam Gee

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (36)
Tries: Tolutau Koula (2), Jason Saab (2), Christian Tuipulotu, Morgan Harper, Haumole Olakau'atu
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (0/1), Daly Cherry-Evans (3/6)
Penalty Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (30)
Tries: Nick Meaney, Brandon Smith, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Ryan Papenhuyzen (2), Justin Olam
Conversions: Nick Meaney (2/2), Ryan Papenhuyzen (1/3)