Sunday Territorian : 2020-08-02

SPORT : 51 : 51


51 SUNDAY AUGUST 2 2020 Darwin 7-189 (W Anstey 65, L Shelton 58; L Nitschke 2-22, A Bleakley 2-36) d Palmerston 110 (D McArthur 25, M McDonald 19no; L Zanchetta 2-6, A Summers 2-13, L Shelton 2-22). Waratah 7-298 (I Conway 82, J Seymour 81, S Madushan 38; R Malik 2-36) d PINT 9-264 (J Neill 111, M Brown 54; U Weerasingh­e 4-53). Nightcliff 106 (B Baptist 19; C Edmondston­e 4-14, K Scrimegour 3-26) d Tracy Village 74 (R Philip 19; T Pinson 6-17). GREY MORRIS Furious Robinson blasts troops after Manu saves Roosters from shock loss to Titans JAMES PHELPS but that did not spare them a spray from Robinson. “You have to acknowledg­e any NRL win because they are all hard,” Robinson said. “But I was really disappoint­ed in the second half when we got to 18-6. I was not happy. Not happy. We didn’t shut the game and finish it and that is what was not good enough.” It took just four minutes for the Titans to expose the Roosters when Ash Taylor and Jamal Fogarty combined to give the premiers a wake-up call. Expected to be cannon fodder even though the Roosters injury crisis deepened when Josh Morris was ruled out, the Titans showed they would be no easybeats when they busted straight through the middle to score what would have been the first try had it not been denied by the video referee. The Titans split the Roosters again in the 10th minute to stun the premiers with a 60m try. Stripping the Roosters with an early tackle shift, Anthony Don pounced on an infield kick to land the blow after James Tedesco committed a profession­al foul in a failed attempt to stop the try. Tedesco’s failure to stop the try was the only thing that saved him from the sin bin. But the Gold Coast weren’t so lucky when Brian Kelly was marched for the same offence in the 16th minute when he obstructed Manu in what was ruled to be a tryscoring chance. Keegan Hipgrave was also sin-binned in the second half in a Gold Coast double blow. It took the individual brilliance of Manu to finally break the Titans, with the powerhouse centre plucking a bomb from the air to score a screamer. Also saving a try with a contender for tackle of the year, Manu was the Roosters’ best. TRENT Robinson declared his team “not good enough” after the Sydney Roosters held off the Titans to avoid the upset of the year. In a wing-clipping 18-12 scare at the SCG, Joseph Manu scored a screamer to save the Roosters the embarrassm­ent of losing to the Gold Coast – V1 - NTNE01Z01M­A PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW SPORT

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