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NRL Premiership, Sunday, 14 April 2013 - Round 6 - Brookvale Oval

Time
80.00
Team
Manly
Score
25
Team
Cronulla
Score
18
Manly versus Cronulla
Players Horo (4min), Cherry-Evans (18min), Symonds (24min), Hiku (59min), Matai (64min) Tries 5 Tries 3 Players Stapleton (29min, 46min), Mills (71min)
Players Lyon 2/5 (40%) Conversions 2 Conversions 3 Players Gordon 2/2 (100%), Townsend 1/1 (100%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Cherry-Evans 1/1 (100%) Field goals 1 Field goals 0 Players

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Statistics

Match Statistics
ManlyCronulla

1 Brett Stewart

1 Michael Gordon

Conversion
2
Substitution Off
1

2 Jorge Taufua

2 Nathan Stapleton

Try
2

3 Jamie Lyon

Conversion
2

3 Ben Pomeroy

4 Steve Matai

Try
1

4 Stewart Mills

Try
1

5 Peter Hiku

Try
1

5 Beau Ryan

6 Kieran Foran

6 Chad Townsend

Conversion
1

7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Try
1
Field Goal
1

7 Jeff Robson

8 Brenton Lawrence

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Andrew Fifita

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Matt Ballin

9 John Morris

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Brent Kite

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Ben Ross

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

11 Anthony Watmough

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Luke Lewis

12 Justin Horo

Try
1

12 Chris Heighington

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Tom Symonds

Try
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Paul Gallen

Match Statistics
Manly Interchange Cronulla Interchange

Richard Fa'aoso

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Wade Graham

Substitution On
1

Joe Galuvao

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Jayson Bukuya

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Jamie Buhrer

Substitution On
1

Isaac De Gois

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Jason King

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Anthony Tupou

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Manly vs Cronulla

  • Possession

    Manly 50%
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 50%
  • Sets

    Manly 36
    51% 49%
    Cronulla 34
  • Completed sets

    Manly 27
    52% 48%
    Cronulla 25
  • Completion rate

    Manly 75%
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 74%
  • Tackles

    Manly 293
    51% 49%
    Cronulla 280
  • Total runs

    Manly 156
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 154
  • Total run metres

    Manly 1390m
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 1364m
  • Hit-ups

    Manly 60
    51% 49%
    Cronulla 58
  • Line breaks

    Manly 6
    55% 45%
    Cronulla 5
  • Offloads

    Manly 10
    45% 55%
    Cronulla 12
  • Kicks

    Manly 16
    59% 41%
    Cronulla 11
  • 40-20 kicks

    Manly 0
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 0
  • Kick metres

    Manly 464m
    58% 42%
    Cronulla 340m
  • Penalties

    Manly 6
    43% 57%
    Cronulla 8
  • Scrums

    Manly 9
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 9
  • Missed tackles

    Manly 28
    54% 46%
    Cronulla 24
  • Errors

    Manly 11
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 11
  • | |
    Manly statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Brett Stewart Fullback 80 10 110 1 5 2 0 1 1 38
    Jorge Taufua Winger 1 80 12 111 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Lyon Centre 1 80 10 68 1 2 0 1 0 4 107
    Steve Matai Centre 2 80 12 121 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Peter Hiku Winger 2 80 12 99 0 4 1 0 0 1 17
    Kieran Foran Five-eighth 80 7 83 0 0 0 1 2 4 88
    Daly Cherry-Evans Halfback 80 8 61 1 2 0 0 0 6 214
    Brenton Lawrence Prop 1 46 13 128 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Ballin Hooker 80 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brent Kite Prop 2 51 10 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Watmough 2nd Row 1 65 17 152 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 2nd Row 2 80 10 109 1 3 2 1 0 0 0
    Tom Symonds Lock 64 7 53 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Richard Fa'aoso Interchange 29 5 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Galuvao Interchange 14 5 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Buhrer Interchange 25 8 55 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason King Interchange 26 8 79 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Manly statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Brett Stewart Fullback 80 7 1 0 1 0
    Jorge Taufua Winger 1 80 1 1 0 0 1
    Jamie Lyon Centre 1 80 21 0 3 0 0
    Steve Matai Centre 2 80 8 4 0 1 2
    Peter Hiku Winger 2 80 7 2 0 0 2
    Kieran Foran Five-eighth 80 16 3 4 0 0
    Daly Cherry-Evans Halfback 80 32 2 1 1 0
    Brenton Lawrence Prop 1 46 21 2 1 1 0
    Matt Ballin Hooker 80 41 1 1 2 0
    Brent Kite Prop 2 51 26 1 0 0 0
    Anthony Watmough 2nd Row 1 65 28 3 3 0 3
    Justin Horo 2nd Row 2 80 16 1 2 0 0
    Tom Symonds Lock 64 22 1 2 0 1
    Richard Fa'aoso Interchange 29 10 4 0 1 1
    Joe Galuvao Interchange 14 11 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Buhrer Interchange 25 13 0 1 1 0
    Jason King Interchange 26 13 2 1 0 0
    Cronulla statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Michael Gordon Fullback 61 12 119 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Stapleton Winger 1 80 9 148 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
    Ben Pomeroy Centre 1 80 11 112 0 2 0 1 1 1 24
    Stewart Mills Centre 2 80 10 91 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
    Beau Ryan Winger 2 80 9 71 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chad Townsend Five-eighth 80 5 22 1 2 0 0 0 5 163
    Jeff Robson Halfback 80 8 65 3 1 0 0 0 4 141
    Andrew Fifita Prop 1 46 8 73 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    John Morris Hooker 31 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Ross Prop 2 35 7 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Lewis 2nd Row 1 80 13 111 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Heighington 2nd Row 2 48 12 87 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Gallen Lock 80 21 174 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Wade Graham Interchange 64 9 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jayson Bukuya Interchange 32 9 56 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Isaac De Gois Interchange 49 3 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 12
    Anthony Tupou Interchange 34 7 101 2 5 2 0 0 0 0
    Cronulla statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Michael Gordon Fullback 61 3 0 0 0 1
    Nathan Stapleton Winger 1 80 2 2 0 0 2
    Ben Pomeroy Centre 1 80 16 2 0 0 3
    Stewart Mills Centre 2 80 7 4 0 0 0
    Beau Ryan Winger 2 80 5 0 0 0 0
    Chad Townsend Five-eighth 80 22 2 2 0 1
    Jeff Robson Halfback 80 12 1 2 1 2
    Andrew Fifita Prop 1 46 29 1 1 1 0
    John Morris Hooker 31 19 1 0 0 0
    Ben Ross Prop 2 35 21 2 2 1 0
    Luke Lewis 2nd Row 1 80 28 2 2 2 0
    Chris Heighington 2nd Row 2 48 29 0 1 0 0
    Paul Gallen Lock 80 22 1 1 0 0
    Wade Graham Interchange 64 21 3 0 0 1
    Jayson Bukuya Interchange 32 9 1 0 0 1
    Isaac De Gois Interchange 49 21 2 0 0 0
    Anthony Tupou Interchange 34 14 0 2 1 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Matt Ballin 41
    Runs
    Player name Paul Gallen 21
    Line Breaks
    Player name Brett Stewart 2
    Offloads
    Player name Jeff Robson 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    2:00pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Jared Maxwell, David Munro
    Touch Judges:
    Daniel Eastwood, David Ryan
    Video Ref:
    Bernard Sutton

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    That's it from us today.  Thanks for reading and be sure to log on to smh.com.au or grab a copy of Monday's Herald for Michael Chammas's take on Manly's win as well as all the rest of the weekend's league news and analysis.  We'll be back from 6.30pm tonight as Phil Lutton brings you live coverage of the Titans' clash with Parramatta.  No NRL action this week due to the representative weekend but it'll be business as usual at SMH Sport with 'Sonny' Phil Mitchell in the blog seat for the trans-Tasman Test on Friday night (contingent on whether he's come down after the Roosters' big win).  Before that, online editor Steve Samuelson will be up early to cover the final round of the US Masters at 4am as Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Adam Scott look to break Australia's drought at Augusta.  Thanks for your company.

    Anthony Tupou looks for a consolation try before Jeff Robson spills it as the siren sounds.  Full-time at Brookvale Oval as Manly run out 25-12 winners.  The Sea Eagles move into second with that win, behind only the unbeaten Melbourne Storm, which sets up a dream encounter in round 10 when the 2007 and 2008 grand finalists go head to head in Monday Night Football action on May 20.

    JAMES POLSON: A win's a win, they say, but the Sharks can take plenty out of the way they forced Manly to fight for their victory after the hosts looked to be running over the top of them with an early 16-0 lead.  Similarly, Geoff Toovey won't be happy with the way his troops were unable to land the killer blow and let the Sharks back into the match.  As for man of the match honours it's hard to go past Daly Cherry-Evans, who directed his side with panache in a solid performance.  He was ably assisted however by Kieran Foran, and young Peta Hiku also had a match to remember on debut.

    80 min: Anthony Watmough loses it for the Sea Eagles and the Sharks will have one last crack.  But it's all academic now. 

    79 min: Manly get the penalty and that's just about curtains for the Sharks.

    78 min: Sharks on the attack again and they need to score in this set.

    76 min: Steve Matai picks up the intercept for Manly just as Cronulla were starting to look dangerous.  Manly 25 Sharks 18.

    75 min: Cronulla get the penalty metres out from the Manly line.  Andrew Fifita tries the quick tap but is called back.

    75 min: The Sharks go the short kick-off and end up with possession 40m out from the home side's line.

    75 min: Daly Cherry-Evans lands the field goal and that'll just about do it for Manly.  Sea Eagles 25 Sharks 18 and Sharks hooker John Morris looks to be in some pain in the dying stages and is being assisted from the field.

    74 min: Justin Horo held up over the Sharks' line.

    73 min: Daly Cherry-Evans has got away with murder there as the Sharks are ruled to have knocked on with the more than able assistance of DCE's right boot.

    Beau Ryan has dropped back to No.1 for the Sharks as a grandstand finish looms.

    72 min: Townsend makes no mistake and there's a converted try in it.  Manly 24 Sharks 18.

    71 min: TRY to the Sharks, who criss-cross the field before getting the ball to centre Stewart Lawrence who crosses in the corner.  We may have a game on our hands here if Chad Townsend can land a difficult conversion.  Manly 24, Sharks 16, kick to come.

    70 min: Richie Fa'aoso coughs it up for the hosts and the Sharks have another opportunity to hit back.

    68 min: Sharks get the penalty 30m out from the Eagles' line.  A try in this set could make things very interesting.  And they've won another penalty.

    65 min: Another conversion attempt found wanting from the usually-reliable Jamie Lyon, who has kicked two from five today.  Manly 24 Sharks 12.

    Ears McEvoy will be absolutely drowning in Tooheys Old if the Bluebags keep this up.

     

    Try awarded.  Manly lead 24-12 with a kick to come.

    64 min: TRY.  Steve Matai crosses in the corner for the home side but we're going upstairs.  Taufua manages to knock the kick back for his centre to pounce.  We should see the green light here.

    63 min: Justin Horo makes the break for Manly this time before Daly Cherry-Evans grubbers to the in-goal.  Isaac De Gois is there to clean up however but it's a line drop-out from the Sharks.

    On a side note, things are still scoreless in today's other match between the Dragons and Tigers at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

    61 min: Conversion no good from Jamie Lyon and it remains an eight-point ball game.

    59 min: TRY to Manly.  And showing that statistics often don't tell the full story, Peta Hiku crosses on his NRL debut.  Brett Stewart makes the initial break before floating a lovely ball to the wing for Hiku to cross untouched.  Manly 20, Sharks 12, kick to come.

    58 min: The Sharks have been the more consistent side thus far in this half.  The visitors have completed 7 out of 10 sets while Manly are barely a pass mark at 4/7.

    Time for some history.  Of course, you'll remember that these two sides contested the 1973 grand final.  Manly won that one 10-7, and the Sharks are still chasing that maiden premiership.

    55 min: Score remains Manly 16 Sharks 12, after the home side had been ahead 16-0.

    Change for Manly - Jamie Buhrer on for Anthony Watmough, which of course means I was wrong a few posts back.  Apologies. 

    54 min: Brett Stewart looked to be on his way to the line for Manly but it's been called back for a forward pass.  Line call at best.

    54 min: Ben Pomeroy loses the ball for the Sharks and Manly are on the attack again.

    53 min: Sharks get the penalty in great field position.  They'll resume 10m out from the Manly line.

    52 min: Manly on the third tackle just 20m out from their own line as Brenton Lawrence takes it up.

    50 min: Joe Galuvao is being stretchered off for the Sea Eagles.  He's made 11 tackles and five hit-ups, and that will be the extent of his contribution today.  Jamie Buhrer comes on to replace his fellow replacement.

    Not bad by half: Daly Cherry-Evans has been in the thick of everything so far.

    Not bad by half: Daly Cherry-Evans has been in the thick of everything so far. Photo: Getty Images

    48 min: Michael Gordon lands a difficult conversion and the Sharks are right back in this.  Manly 16 Sharks 12.

    46 min: Nathan Stapleton makes it a double and it's well and truly game-on at Brookie.  Some weak defence out wide from the Eagles there and Geoff Toovey won't be overly happy.  Manly 16, Sharks 10, kick to come.

    45 min: Jamie Lyon kicks straight down Gordon's throat and the fullback is on the attack for the Sharks.

    42 min: Manly cough it up and the Sharks go on the counter-attack.

    41 min: Michael Gordon, who's been among the best of a bad bunch for the Sharks, saves a try for his side.  Manly went wide through Cherry-Evans who grubbers from about 40m out before Gordon cleans it up.  Line drop-out, Manly still lead 16-6.

    41 min: Back under way at Brookvale Oval as Joe Galuvao takes it up for Manly.

    Time for some half-time entertainment from Ray Davies and co.  Kind of sums it up, really.  The teams are coming back down the tunnel for the second half.

    MICHAEL CHAMMAS: It's been a totally one-sided affair and the 16-6 scoreline flatters the Sharks. Their goal-line defence in the first half has been awful, and without Todd Carney, their attack has been just as bad. They were fortunate to score a try against the run-of-play, and outside of that, they haven't looked like scoring. Manly at home are now near impossible to beat. They play with so much confidence and were methodical in the opening 40 minutes. Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans are dictating the game and it won't come as a surprise to see the Sea Eagles rack up 40 points by the end of the match.

    JAMES POLSON: The Sharks' defensive woes looked to have had this contest almost over before the half-hour mark.  But to their credit the Stapleton try galvanised the visitors and Manly, despite being on top for most of the opening term, will be pleased to go into the break with a 10-point lead.  We'll be back in a few minutes with the half-time assessment from Fairfax's man on the ground, the chicken king/Limahl/Lloyd Christmas/more names than John Cougar Mellencamp, Michael Chammas and all the news from the sheds.  Stay tuned.

    Siren sounds at Brookvale Oval and that's half-time.  Manly 16 Sharks 6.

    40 min: Ben Pomeroy looks to have knocked that one on as he lunges for the corner and that's a let-off for the home side.

    38 min: Sharks go wide and probably should have scored before the big hand of Jorge Taufua gets in the way.  The Sharks have the feed however just metres out and stand a good chance of going into the break at all-but level pegging.

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    37 min: Daly Cherry Evans is on the ground for Manly and looks to be in pain after copping an accidental knee in the back from Anthony Tupou.  Tupou tries to grab the ball and dash away to score but the referees aren't having a bar of it.

    For the true believers, the Sharks won the Holden Cup match 26-10.

    35 min: Jayson Bukuya cops the 'welcome to Brookvale' from Steve Matai.  Crowd lapping it up.

    34 min: Another penalty to the Sharks.

    33 min: Richie Fa'aoso penalised for Manly and this is a big opportunity for the Sharks, who looked all but dead and buried just a few minutes ago.

    31 min: Michael Gordon adds the extras.  Manly 16 Sharks 6.

    29 min: A 12-point turnaround there, Jorge Taufua was just inches out from the Sharks' line before Stapleton fields the high ball and runs the length of the field to score.  Far be it from me to mention the Mexican game in an NRL blog, but plenty of AFL sides would sign him up based on that mark.  Manly 16, Sharks 4, kick to come.

    The jokes are coming thick and fast:

     

    28 min: Brett Stewart makes a bust for the Sea Eagles before putting it on the toe.  Only some great work from Nathan Stapleton at the back prevents Cherry-Evans getting his second.

    JAMES POLSON: In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention I'm a massive Manly fan.  But regardless of who you support, how good is young Tom Symonds going?  Silly of the Roosters to let him go, but they're doing quite alright as it is.

    26 min: Killer slams that one straight over the black dot.  Manly 16 Sharks 0.

    25 min: TRY.  And the Sharks are instantly made to pay as Tom Symonds scores his third of the season.  Manly 14 Sharks 0, kick to come.

    24 min: Another penalty goes to Manly, this time Luke Lewis the villain.  The infringement count now stands at 4-blot and surely the Sharks can ill afford to give the Sea Eagles such easy metres.

    22 min: Change for Manly with Richie Fa'aoso on for Brenton Lawrence.

    Probably a fair point:

     

    20 min: Jamie Lyon makes no mistake this time, Manly 10 Sharks 0.

    18 min: The man with the best mohawk in league, Daly Cherry-Evans, has scored the second for the hosts after contesting his own high ball with Michael Gordon.  After some deliberation the try is awarded, Manly 8 Sharks 0, kick to come.

    Sun-Herald sports editor and Sharks tragic (or should that be tragic Shark?) Paul Suttor is less than impressed with what he's seen so far:

     

    13 min: Foran goes to Horo again and it's only some sensational defence that stops the back-rower bagging a double before the quarter-hour mark.  Manly switch back to the right side but Anthony Watmough knocks on.  He would have scored had he held it.  Score remains Manly 4 Sharks 0.

    12 min: Beau Ryan finds himself in space and puts the pedal to the floor but he's been called back for a knock-on.  Manly have the scrum feed 12m out from the Sharks' line.

    9 min: Daly Cherry-Evans sends that one spiralling into the air but Beau Ryan is equal to the task.  Sharks on the attack again.

    7 min: Nathan Stapleton fields a high ball for the Sharks and they'll start this set 10m out from their own line.

    6 min: The man from Wee Waa, Jamie Lyon, hits the post with that conversion attempt.  Maybe he was too busy pondering the idea of Daft Punk launching their album in his home town.  Or perhaps he just gave it a little bit too much.  Either way score remains Manly 4 Sharks 0.

    4 min: Fairly simple stuff there from Manly who go wide and Justin Horo crosses all-but untouched courtesy of a lovely ball from Kieran Foran.  Manly 4 Sharks 0, kick to come.

    3 min: Another penalty to the Sea Eagles who take the quick tap.

    3 min: Andrew Fifita is penalised handing Manly a chance to draw first blood.

    2 min: Anthony Watmough takes it up for Manly's first tackle before Daly Cherry-Evans makes half a bust.

    1 min: Kickoff at Brookvale with Daly Cherry-Evans sending it down for Ben Ross to take the first hit-up.  A few team changes for this one - for Manly David 'Wolfman' Williams is out handing Peta Hiku his first-grade debut, while for the visitors Chris Heighington has started meaning Wade Graham moves to the bench.

    JAMES POLSON: It's a spectacular Sydney Sunday at Brookvale Oval today for this clash between the Sea Eagles and the Sharks.  Manly of course are 4-1 after five rounds of the season while the Sharks are 2-3 and in need of a win to keep in touch with the pointy end of the table.

    Brookvale Oval, Sunday 2pm (AEST)
    Last meeting:
    Round 3 2012 - Sharks 17 bt Sea Eagles 14 at Sharks Stadium
    Head-to-head:
    Sea Eagles 55 Sharks 23 drawn 2
    Referees:
    Jared Maxwell, Dave Munro.
    TV:
    Live, FoxSports 1
    TAB Sportsbet:
    Sea Eagles $1.20 Sharks $4.75
    FootyTab:
    Sharks +8.5

    Phil Mitchell writes: The ASADA drug investigation has already taken its toll on the Sharks off the field and now it seems it is wreaking havoc on it as well. How else do you explain the Sharks last week losing to a Parramatta side that was belted 50-0 by the Roosters five days earlier? 

    The hapless team that Sharks skipper Paul Gallen was so confident Cronulla would beat he apparently told Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart he walk naked along the Kingsway in the Shire if the Eels won. Gallen has been much more reticent about the Sharks’ chances against Manly – and with good reason. The Sea Eagles sit in third spot, on eight points, and were among the pick of the teams in round five when they disposed of Canterbury. Maybe Geoff Toovey should offer to walk the Corso sans clothing if the beleaguered Sharks win!

    Phil's tip: Sea Eagles by 14.

    AAP writes: The match-up being labelled the 'Stephen Dank Cup' in some circles due to the involvement of both clubs with the controversial sports scientist. Certainly the ongoing ASADA investigation is taking its toll on the Sharks, who have lost three of their past four. Without the injured Todd Carney, they looked clueless last week in attack against Parramatta, who had five days earlier conceded 50 points to the Roosters.

    Manly are flying and overcame their sternest test to date against the Bulldogs with relative ease last Friday. Cronulla haven't won at Brookvale Oval since the opening round in 2008, and have lost six of their past seven against the Sea Eagles.

    Key: Chad Townsend and Jeff Robson. The Sharks halves need to provide more creativity if their side are to get over the tryline. Their forwards are giving them a great platform to work off, so they can't blame anyone else.

    SEA EAGLES: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon (capt), Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Brenton Lawrence, Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Tom Symonds. Interchange: Richard Fa'aoso, Joe Galuvao, Jamie Buhrer, Jason King (capt).

    SHARKS: Michael Gordon, Nathan Stapleton, Ben Pomeroy, Stewart Mills, Beau Ryan, Chad Townsend, Jeff Robson, Andrew Fifita, John Morris, Ben Ross, Luke Lewis, Wade Graham, Paul Gallen (capt). Interchange: Jayson Bukuya, Isaac De Gois, Anthony Tupou, Sam Tagataese, Mark Taufua (one to be omitted).

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