And they did it all against a Manly team playing on the emotion of the most draining weeks possible, in front of a crowd sporting rainbows. The Sea Eagles gave the 12, 187 fans at Brookvale every indication they were up for the match, pushing Joseph Suaalii over the sideline in the first set. Their energy was immense, they hit hard and for no second could their zeal be questioned. Daniel Tupou scored the Roosters' first try of the night at Brookvale Oval Before Nat Butcher added a second halfway through the first half following some splendid work from Chooks captain James TedescoLate in the match newcomer Zac Fulton pulled off a tremendous one-on-one tackle on James Tedesco to force a line dropout under the grandstand named after his grandfather Bob.
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Down 20-6 with 13 minutes to go, Manly even gave themselves a chance to get back into the game but skipper Daly Cherry-Evans was denied a try on a bobbled grounding. Cherry-Evans put himself in everything, regularly popping up to break down defensive plays while also at one stage marking a ball on the wing. Jake Trbojevic made 34 tackles and didn't miss one, as one of three Sea Eagles players returning straight out of COVID-19 isolation.
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