17 May 2009

Manly score big win over the Eels

6:01 pm on 17 May 2009

Manly claimed their biggest win of the NRL season with a 34-10 victory over traditional rivals Parramatta at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

The Sea Eagles dominated the first half to claim a 22-4 lead and then kicked on for a six tries to two win in front of 15,916 fans to register their fourth victory of the season.

Manly centre Jamie Lyon starred and David Williams scored a double, while Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne was the lone highlight for the Eels, scoring two tries to be one of the game's best and push his case for NSW Origin selection.

But it was an otherwise disastrous day for the Eels as they played most of the game with just 15 men after skipper Nathan Cayless (concussion) and halfback Kris Keating (broken jaw) were injured in the opening 15 minutes.