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Match Report - Round 3 2006

MANLY 20 (3t, 4g) vs Cronulla 18 (3t, 3g)

Brookvale Oval Saturday 25/03/2006, 7.30

Referee: Sean Hampstead | Crowd: 13,114

Manly: Tries: Bell 1, Brett Stewart 1, Burns 1; Goals: Orford 4.
Cronulla: Tries: Dykes, Albert, Bailey. Goals: Covell 3.

Report: Round 3 and a trophy in the cabinet already. Manly came from 0-10 to finish over the top of the Sharks to win the inaugural Sludge Trophy and restore pride to Brookvale. Brett Stewart and Steve Bell both scored tries again and Travis Burns put in another impressive performance to score a try and top the Sea Eagles tackle count (37) for the second week in a row. There were also fine performances by Ben Kennedy (36 tackles), Anthony Watmough (21 hit ups) and Matt Orford who kicked 4 goals from 4 attempts which was the difference in the end.

1. Brett Stewart
2. Michael Robertson
3. Steve Bell
18. Paul Stephenson
5. Chris Hicks
6. Travis Burns
7. Matt Orford
8. Jason King
9. Michael Monaghan
10. Brent Kite
11. Steve Menzies
12. Anthony Watmough
13. Ben Kennedy (c)
14. Shayne Dunley
15. Luke Williamson
16. Adam Cuthbertson
17. Mark Bryant