Manly Sea Eagles

Tigers and Storm claim NRL wins

The hosts made a flying start when Mikaele Ravalawa was awarded a penalty try in the second minute – Corey Thompson shoving the Fijian to the floor as he was about to ground an in-goal kick at the end of a 70-metre run.

David Nofoaluma grabbed a clever kick from the inspired Benji Marshall, who booted eight points, to level matters but Zac Lomax went over and added his own extras to ensure the Dragons led 12-8 at the break.

Lussick set to depart Sea Eagles nest

The 193cm prop is into the third season of a three-year deal with the Sea Eagles and has several offers in front of him.

Reports surfaced on ABC Grandstand on Saturday that the Super League was a possible destination for the 27-year-old forward as a lucrative deal had been tabled by an unnamed club.

Manly confirmed to NRL.com on Sunday that no release had been given to Lussick.

Manly predicted Round 1 line-up: Soward on who plays pivot

Back-rower Joel Thompson has joined the club from the St George Illawarra Dragons but the team otherwise looks largely similar to the 2017 iteration.

NRL.com expert Jamie Soward says:

"For Trent Barrett, he's seen the blueprint that works for Manly which is having Cherry-Evans play that six role where he can run around and play on the ball and get the ball when he wants it and having the guy alongside him who can control and kick. Croker is going to be important towards that.

Warriors not short on motivation

Staring down the barrel of an eighth consecutive defeat, which would equal the club's record losing run, the Warriors are languishing in 13th position with two games remaining. 

‌‌But centre Blake Ayshford told NRL.com there was no chance his side would lack motivation come kick-off at Mount Smart Stadium.

"We have got the fans, it's our last home game, we are looking to build for next year, there's players playing for contracts and then obviously Benny Matulino, who has played over 200 games for this club, he will play his last home game," Ayshford said.

Winterstein signs new Manly deal

After starting in every game this year for the Sea Eagles, he signed a deal on Tuesday until the end of 2019.
The 29-year-old, lured back to rugby league last year from Rugby Sevens, has flourished under coach Trent Barrett in 2017 to be a cornerstone of their pack.

"I am very grateful for the opportunity Trent gave me last year after three years out of the game," Winterstein said.

"For me, it was about making the most of the opportunity and I have loved every moment of it.

Josh Starling signs with Newcastle Knights

The Illawarra junior ignored overtures from the Super League to continue his career in Australia.

"Josh is a good competitor, a great trainer and does a lot of wonderful work in the community," Newcastle coach Nathan Brown said.

"These are all qualities on and off the field that are important to have around our young squad."

Starling joins fellow Manly outcast Jamie Buhrer in Newcastle.

The Knights have also been linked in the local media with a deal involving a potential trade for prop Jack Stockwell.

 

 

Tedesco treble beats Manly

Tedesco scored two late tries dousing any thought of a Sea Eagles comeback, who are yet to record a victory under new coach Trent Barrett.

Between Tedesco and centre Kevin Naiqama, the duo combined for four tries and three try assists with the latter's passing prowess throughout the game well-received by the Tigers faithful.

The Sea Eagles early 2-0 lead was short lived when in the fifth minute David Nofoaluma's try sent the Leichhardt hill into raptures.