The Fiji Times

Sea Eagles get past Cowboys, into the 8

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THE desire was obvious but the execution lacking as the Cowboys gave interim coach Josh Hannay reason to be optimistic in a 24-12 loss to the resurgent Sea Eagles.

Hannay, in the hot seat for the first time after replacing the premiershi­p-winning Paul Green on Monday, sought resilience from his team and they obliged

week against Wests Tigers they played as a much more cohesive unit initially.

A Smith grubber kick and smart toe ahead by Kenny Bromwich for much of the contest. But Manly, while below their best, had enough class through halves Cade Cust and Daly Cherry-Evans to secure the result at Queensland Country Bank Stadium. The two points put Des Hasler’s depleted side into the top eight, momentaril­y at least.

set up the first try for Josh Addo-Carr in the second minute after an Anthony Milford fumble.

Instead of dropping their heads, the Broncos rallied.

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