Rugby League

Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs

Manly were very slow to start, but once they got into gear there was only one team in it. Daly Cherry-Evans sparked the Sea Eagles, but his injury will be one of the key talking points in the aftermath.

That's all from here. Catch you next time

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Full-time. Manly 32 Canterbury 10

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Chase Stanley, who's had plenty of knee problems, hobbles off with another one. He's a guy who deserves a break with injury.

2 mins to go. Manly 32 Canterbury 10

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Jamie Lyon has limped off with a knee problem. Manly have got the bye next round and it doesn't look too bad.

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If Manly win by 25 points or more tonight they'll replace the Dogs on top of the ladder - so a bit to play for here in the final 10 minutes.

More startlingly, if the Panthers beat the Gold Coast tomorrow night they can go to the top of the table. You could have got good money on that before the season started.

Full moon: Manly forward Anthony 'Choc' Watmough shows the Bulldogs defence some bare-faced cheek.
Full moon: Manly forward Anthony 'Choc' Watmough shows the Bulldogs defence some bare-faced cheek. Photo: Anthony Johnson
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68th min: Manly seal the deal, and it's Brett Stewart who scores again. That's number 140. He chases through a bomb, out jumps Perrett and beats Brown to score under the posts. Lyon converts.

Manly 32 Canterbury 10

The Bulldogs are making no headway here. They can't mount a serious challenge to Manly's try line. 12 mins to go and it's 26-10 Manly.

Brett Stewart and Peta Hiku celebrate Hiku's try.
Brett Stewart and Peta Hiku celebrate Hiku's try. Photo: Anthony Johnson
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Time is against the Bulldogs now. 17 mins to go and it's 26-10 Manly.

Daly Cherry-Evans hobbles off.
Daly Cherry-Evans hobbles off. Photo: Getty Images
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55th min: Just when they looked gone, the Bulldogs get a lifeline. Chase Stanley scores in the corner after Manly can't clean up a cross-field kick. It's messy, but it's a try. Hodkinson shaves the post from touch, but misses.

Manly 26 Canterbury 10

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Taufua is on report for knees in a tackle on Perrett. It's clumsy in the slippery conditions, but there's not a lot in it.

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Cherry-Evans has jarred the same knee he injured in Origin I. He won't be back tonight.

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50th min: If it's Brookie then Brett Stewart must get on the scoreboard. And he does. He chases through a Keiran Foran grubber, gets a second kick on the ball and grounds it just before the dead-ball line. The ref sends it up to the video ref to check, but it's a try. That's number 139 for Stewart in his career. Lyon converts and Manly are just about home.

Manly 26 Canterbury 6

You can't tackle kickers in the air around the legs, and Kasiano could be in trouble during the week. He complained that DCE was a long way off the ground, but that is hardly the point. And Kasiano gets a nice send off from the crowd as he departs - just replaced, nothing more.

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Cherry-Evans is down again. Kasiano tackles him in midair after he kicks down field. He looks in trouble - again. Penalty Manly. Cherry-Evans hobbles off and Kasiano is on report.

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42nd min: Manly get a penalty and take the 2 points. Lyon knocks it over from in front.

Manly 20 Canterbury 6

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