Manly crush Titans to cement prime eight spot

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Manly’s Curtis Sironen has marked his 100th NRL look with a double because the Sea Eagles romped to 30-12 victory over the Gold Coast.

Sironen scored two close-range tries within the first half as Manly demolished the Titans within the first half at Cbus Tremendous Stadium on Saturday to assert back-to-back highway victories for the primary time in 2019.

Jorge Taufua, Reuben Garrick, Moses Suli additionally scored for the Sea Eagles, who donned black armbands in honour of the three youngsters who died in a home hearth in Singleton earlier this week.

Philip Sami, a late inclusion after Dale Copley (calf) was dominated out pre-match, scored a comfort double for the Titans so as to add some gloss to the scoreline.

NSW stars Jake and Tom Trbojevic each performed key roles within the win whereas Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans was an influential determine all through.

Tom Trbojevic picked up 183 operating metres and arrange Garrick’s attempt with a scrumptious cut-out go.

His brother made 31 tackles and was a continuing presence in Manly’s attacking strikes, providing a further playmaking choice for Des Hasler’s males.

Cherry-Evans arrange two of the Sea Eagles’ tries and ran the sport from halfback within the first 40 minutes.

The Titans, in captain Tyrone Roberts 150th match, had been dreadful for many of the afternoon.

After opening the scoring by means of a Roberts’ penalty the house group barely fired a shot within the first half because the Sea Eagles ran riot.

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Sironen crossed within the eighth minute however his second four-pointer within the 27th opened the floodgates, with Garrick and Taufua including two extra tries earlier than the break as Manly opened up a 20-2 halftime lead.

The Titans’ woes had been encapsulated within the 38th minute when Brian Kelly broke clear and fed AJ Brimson, who appeared destined for the tryline earlier than stumbling and dropping the ball.

Sironen was sin-binned for tackling Kelly with out the ball within the aftermath however his absence had no affect, with the Sea Eagles extending their lead after halftime with a Garrick penalty conversion.

When Suli went over untouched after Kelly jammed out of defence to shut down Tom Trbojevic within the 52nd minute, Gold Coast had been being flattened.

Sami’s double gave one thing for the house followers to cheer late on, however the Titans’ 11th lack of the season will likely be a bitter tablet for coach Garth Brennan to swallow.


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