The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORTS - BY JAMES PHELPS

BREN­DAN EL­LIOT 7 Solid at back and com­pe­tently re­turned the ball. Fine fill-in for Tom Tr­bo­je­vic.

JORGE TAU­FUA 7.5 An­other trade­mark hit — this time on Josh Morris — and scored a try to give Manly a shock 18-0 lead.

BRADLEY PARKER 7 An­other trades­man-like per­for­mance and scored a first-half try. He con­tained Cronulla’s right edge.

MOSES SULI 7.5 Com­bined with Cherry-Evans to ter­rorise Xerri and Townsend. Scored Manly’s sec­ond try and al­ways looked a threat.

REUBEN GAR­RICK 6.5 De­fen­sive mis­read that led to a try was the only blot.

DYLAN WALKER 8 Was not as dom­i­nant as Cherry-Evans but was a per­fect foil. Al­ways a threat with fast feet.

D CHERRY-EVANS 9 Five-star per­for­mance for a player that has been ac­cused of go­ing miss­ing in big games. Laid on two tries with sub­lime short-pass­ing game.

A FONUA-BLAKE 9 Manly’s sur­prise hero. A barn­storm­ing start set the plat­form for stun­ning win. Best for­ward on the park for the open­ing 20 and scored solo try in his sec­ond stint.

API­SAI KOROISAU 8 Al­ways dan­ger­ous and opened the scor­ing when he took ad­van­tage of a quick play-the-ball from Fonua-Blake.

SEAN KEP­PIE 7 Big early hit on Gallen and charged hard. Didn’t look out of place play­ing a fi­nal in his sec­ond NRL game.

COREY WAD­DELL 6.5 A cou­ple of strong runs on the edge. Plenty of hard work in de­fence.


An­other trades­man-like ef­fort.

JAKE TR­BO­JE­VIC 8 No mo­ments for his high­light reel but an­other hard­work­ing 80.


MANASE FAINU 7 Al­ways a threat. Trou­bled the Sharks with his speed and skill.

H OLAKAU’ATU 5 Lit­tle game time for the bench for­ward. Would have scored a try with first touch if not for an ob­struc­tion.

LLOYD PER­RETT 6 Had a cou­ple of big runs but not a huge workrate.

TOAFOFOA SIPLEY 6 Did what he was asked.

TO­TAL: 122

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