Raiders thump injury-plagued Manly

Manly's loss was compounded by injuries to Daly Cherry-Evans (ankle) and Brenton Lawrence (pec) in the first half before losing Jamie Lyon to a leg injury shortly after the break.

Following a couple of error-riddled games in recent weeks, Canberra fullback Jack Wighton bounced back in the best way possible with a try, two assists and a pair of try-saving tackles to help his side knock off the Sea Eagles at home for the first time since 2004. 

Manly primed for sold-out Suncorp

While some fans may be questioning the logic of taking a home game away from their preferred home patch into the backyard of their opponents – the ladder-leading Broncos who hardly need an extra leg-up – the extra gate sales will be a boost for the club and the team will get a chance to connect with its significant Brisbane fan base when it flies up north a couple of days early.

Speaking about the huge Saturday night clash – which follows directly on from a Storm v Cowboys clash at the same venue – Manly back-rower Tom Symonds said he was excited by the prospect.

Gutsy Manly scrape past Roosters

The win was Manly's second on the trot, but it could come at a cost with Jamie Buhrer leaving the field in the first-half with a suspected broken thumb while star halfback Daly Cherry-Evans came off with an ankle sprain late in the game.

Stewart return inspires Manly win

The 10-point loss was Cronulla's 33rd defeat from 39 matches at the venue, easily their worst record at any ground in the NRL. 

The Trbojevic brothers were outstanding for Manly, both crossing for a try in a game that will help new coach Trent Barrett sleep well tonight. 

Tom ran for 196 metres in his first game on the wing in 2016, while Jake was rock-solid in defence, racking up 45 tackles.