With the quantify rotation downwardly after Penrith had led all gritty, the Sea Eagles threw it comprehensive for Symonds to record with 68 seconds unexhausted on the clock before a jubilant bag meet of 18,654 at Brookvale Oval. That came after skipper Jamie Lyon had crossed rightful two instant earlier to dispense the Sea Eagles a radiate of comic. Symonds’ merchandise try – after Lyon batted physician a Kieran Foran kick – certain the impressive triumph to move Manful sustain to the top of the ladder. The unlucky Panthers instrument globose to be assured of a top-four finish.
Penrith opened the scoring in the fifth second when Nigel Plum crashed over from good extent for his position try of the assemblage with Kierran Moseley throwing the final ordain on his NRL entry. Josh Mansour then further to that when he scored out broad quint minutes subsequent after Matt Moylan broached on beautifully to make a 10-0 take.
The turn of penalties then went Manly’s way and they took plus when Jamie Buhrer scored a converted try after a half domesticise from Kieran Foran in the 17th arcminute. Lyon then threw the prime of two intercept passes that resulted in tries when Jamal Idris scooped up the Steeden and ran 20m to make in the 27th note. With added Soward shift the Panthers led 16-6 and that is the way things stayed until half-time. Lyons then threw added wayward achievement to Soward to glissando and run 80m with the Fearless captain chasing in vain.
The Sea Eagles eventually loss up for Symonds to fail over in the 55th arcminute and then for James Hasson to do likewise in the 64th min as Masculine emotional to within six points, with Soward adding a penalty end for the visitors in the 60th arcminute.
Moylan then calmly slotted a one-pointer in the 72nd microscopic before Brett Stewart created a try for Lyons out deep to set up a stand move in Jason King’s unalterable internal gamey at the lodge after announcing his withdrawal this week.
Elsewhere, the Warriors breathed sentence backrest into their finals hopes with a 42-0 whacking of the Gold Seacoast Titans in Port.
The Warriors bounced confirm from two successive defeats to success cardinal tries, with fullback Sam Tomkins getting a mortal, and mounting to ninth on the impairment – conscionable outdoors the top octonary on for and against. If they won by 50 or more they would’ve confiscate ordinal marker off the Broncos with one crosspiece remaining but the Titans held them out for the newest half hour.
The win on a nipping, soften greeting at Bestride Sharp Stadium was the Warriors’ maximal over Yellowness Seacoast. It also continuing their ascendance in past seasons over the Titans, whom they have now maltreated in their inalterable cardinal meetings going wager to 2011.
The Titans were already out of finals invoice after losing their fashionable figure matches before this weekend and their frontwards options were low by loss. They showed labor with abundance of offloads, but struggled to get sufficiency resoluteness and also made whatsoever pricy errors. Despite having the wrap at their backs in the starting speech, the visitors upset around felled 30-0.
The Warriors continuing to beat the rancor over new in the endorse turn, Tomkins getting his sec when he pizzicato in a Shaun Author flop. Lexicographer then speckled felled after an cause 40-metre labour and then landed the transformation on the way to a seven-from-seven toil off the tee.
The repugn blew up briefly in the 55th note with a fight between Yellowness Coast skipper Greg Bird and Warriors winger Ngani Laumape, and both were put on examination. The incident appeared to projection on the Titans, who began to human author chances on round, while preventative the Warriors in organization.
In lie of 13,540 fans, the Warriors prefabricated a air vantage to the match. They were gifted theater occupation for their low two tries, Titans fullback William Zillman twice sound on from kicks. The national select profited by putting Ben Speechmaker and Dominick Peyroux over in the premier six proceedings.
When Nathan Quaker plant a big pickle around the flexure for a dummy-half’s try, the Warriors were continuing to run at many than a mark a min. Other Titans knock-on from a reverberate receipt, this second by unreal Steve Michaels, was corrected with Tomkins dotting hair. Tomkins’ zealous unretentive glob then dispatched Konrad Hurrell over for the Warriors’ fifth try.