The Dragons want to get again to their successful type towards the Bulldogs, after the Sea Eagles maintain off the Warriors for a win at Brookvale.
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Trbojevic stars as Manly downs the Warriors
Tom Trbojevic celebrated his one centesimal NRL match with the best efficiency of his stellar profession to encourage Manly to an exhilarating 38-32 win over the Warriors.
In arguably the perfect sport from any participant this 12 months, Trbojevic scored Manly’s first two tries and arrange their subsequent 4 to steer a fightback from 20-12 all the way down to 36-20 up.
On a weird Sunday afternoon, the Warriors additionally fought again to inside six factors with 4 minutes to play, by tries to Chanel Harris-Tavita and Reece Walsh.
Hat-trick hero Jason Saab pulled off an important try-saving sort out with 30 seconds left to power Ken Maumalo out simply centimetres in need of the road.
However by all of it, the story was Trbojevic.
With Manly nice and premiership-winning full-back Brett Stewart watching on, Trbojevic completed with 11 sort out busts and 5 line-breaks to go together with his 191 operating metres.
The Sea Eagles are actually inside touching distance of the highest eight regardless of recording their worst opening month to a season when Trbojevic was injured.
The complete-back’s affect was nearly rapid on Sunday.
After Manly fell behind 6-0 early, he sprinted throughout subject behind the ruck and noticed a gap to go over nearly untouched at first receiver subsequent to the publish.
The strive got here off the again of a sensible 40-20 play from Daly Cherry-Evans, who kicked on the second sort out when he noticed Roger Tuivasa-Sheck out of place.
Trbojevic’s second got here as Manly unfold the ball to the precise and he stepped again in subject by a spot to battle his manner over.
After the Warriors hit again earlier than half-time and bombed a four-on-one benefit to go to a doable 24-12 lead when a Kodi Nikorima move went into contact, Trbojevic exploded.
Within the subsequent set he put Morgan Harper over on the precise edge earlier than combining with Cherry-Evans to place Saab into rating moments later.
Trbojevic’s subsequent involvement was arguably his finest, laying on an ideal 15-metre cut-out ball for Reuben Garrick on the left wing when Manly ran it on the final sort out.
And when he broke down subject off a move from his brother Jake and located Saab to complete the job for the second of his three tries, the sport appeared completed.
However that was earlier than the Warriors’ close to miraculous comeback.
The guests have been left to rue defensive flaws regardless of a Harris-Tavita double and Tohu Harris scoring a attempt to go together with his 4 sort out busts.