Round 17: NRL Match Report + Highlights

The Pirtek Parramatta Eels have been defeated 50-10 by the Manly Sea Eagles in a costly Monday night clash at Brookvale Oval.


Young centre Jacob Loko was a cruel loss to the Eels' attack just before half time, helped down the tunnel by Parramatta trainers with a dislocated patella, while prop Mitch Allgood was sinbinned and placed on report late in the second half.


The home side dominated early at Fortress Brookvale, benefitting from the return of Kieran Foran to the attacking line-up.


A late addition to the Eagles starting 13, the five-eighth played a crucial role in sending Jorge Taufua in for his first of two tries, but was only denied by the referees for a four-pointer of his own.


It took thirty-five minutes for the Eels to stem the home side's attacking momentum, with the recently re-signed Peni Terepo running onto the pass from five-eighth Ben Roberts to put his side on the board.


Brayden Wiliame took advantage of a brilliant long pass from halfback Chris Sandow to put the blue and gold on the board in the second half, but his finishing was no match for an on-fire Manly outfit.


Former Rooster Tom Symonds turned his first touch into four points, while Jamie Buhrer combined with fullback Brett Stewart to add his own four-pointer to the scoreboard.


And as the Sea Eagles looked to have the match sewn up, tempers spilled over on the field, with Eels prop Mitch Allgood sin binned for ten minutes for an altercation with Manly centre Steve Matai.


The Sea Eagles capitalised on the 13-on-12 advantage to run in three quick tries and seal a 50-10 victory.


Manly Sea Eagles - 50 (Williams, B. Stewart, Taufua 3, Symonds, Buhrer, Lyon, Foran. Goals: Lyon 7/9)



Parramatta Eels - 10 (Terepo, Wiliame. Goals: Sandow 1/2)