2017 NRL Round Nine, Rabbitohs 8 Sea Eagles 46 – Report

The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have shown they are real contenders to make finals this year after defeating the South Sydney Rabbitohs away from home at Allianz Stadium, by a massive 38- points. The Rabbitohs were out-numbered and outrun throughout the 80 minutes of the game as Manly continuously piled on points that included nine tries!


Akuila Uate Scores  FOUR Tries For Manly

Akuila Uate played one of his best games of the season scoring a whopping four tries for the boys in maroon and white. He scored back- to back tries with two in the first half and two in the second half.

Uate played the full 80 minutes ran 132 metres made two line- breaks throughout the game. The highlight being the four tries for his side he scored. He was unstoppable and played one of his career best games.


Will Sam Burgess Join His Brother (George) On The Sideline?

Sam Burgess may be joining his brother on the sideline after applying a shoulder charge on Manly’s captain Daly Cherry Evans as a defence method before Jake Trbojevic scored Manly’s sixth try in the 38th minute before half time.

The replay confirmed he had planned to apply the attempted ‘tackle’ on DCE who wasn’t in possession of the ball at the time either.

If found guilty by the NRL of a shoulder charge Burgess may miss up to two weeks.


Manly have won every ‘away’ game 

This is Manly’s fourth win away from home.

Coach Trent Barrett mentioned the team bonding session before playing an away game has an influence on how the Sea Eagles play on game day. This is evident on the field as the team seem close and show a sense of positive affiliation between each other.

Captain Daly Cherry Evans stepped up for his team and played a huge role away from Lottoland, kicking his second 40/20 of the season. Manly gained momentum after the kick, allowing captain DCE to have a big impact on his side.


Rabbitohs struggle to keep up

You couldn’t look away for one second without missing something important but something that was clear was how Souths were struggling to keep up with Manly’s pace.

The Rabbitohs also seemed to be out-run in particularly by Barrett’s right side fast combination of Dylan Walker and Akuila Uate.

Souths maintained 39% possession, compared to Manly who had 61% during the game. Possession played a huge role as the more Manly had the ball the more likely they were to score after showing determination to break through Souths defensive line.


Final Score:

South Sydney: Tries: 1 (Hymel Hunt) Goals: 2 (Adam Reynolds) ­­

Manly: Tries: 9 (x4 Akuila Uate, Brenton Lawrence, Curtis Sironen, Jorge Taufua, Jake Trbojevic and Blake Green) Goals: 5 Dylan Walker

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