Tom Trbojevic’s troublesome hamstring has enable him down yet again, with the Dally M Medal leader limping from the field in Manly’s gutsy 14-6 NRL acquire over Canberra.
- Manly moved within the major 8 with a tricky-fought win above Canberra at Campbelltown
- The Raiders designed a next-50 % comeback and had a try disallowed, but fell 8 points brief
- Canberra dropped out of the leading 4 with the loss
Trbojevic and Dylan Walker had been two of three Sea Eagles wounded in the win, as the whole-back limped from Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday in the 52nd moment.
Trbojevic wounded the identical hamstring two times final yr, after in the pre-time and in the early rounds which led to him missing half of the 2019 campaign.
Early analysis from the Sea Eagles prompt their star total-back again would spend all-around 6 months on the sidelines with the most up-to-date blow.
His injury headlined a difficult afternoon for Manly on the personal injury entrance, with Trbojevic having a hand in equally Sea Eagles tries in the first 50 % ahead of going off.
It arrived, though, in 1 of the gutsiest wins in Manly’s record, following they had just two on the bench from the fourth minute and one particular for most of the next fifty percent.
By now without the need of Martin Taupau, Moses Suli and Jorge Taufua in advance of the match, they misplaced Walker to an ankle injury and Brad Parker to concussion in the opening levels.
Walker’s injuries appeared to be a superior ankle sprain, which will also likely final result in him expending some time on the sidelines.
Lachlan Croker also played on and impressed following a head clash, generating a deal with on his individual line from the future perform with blood spurting out of his eye socket.
And immediately after top 12- at the split, they nonetheless had to fight off the Raiders in the second 50 % with two next-rowers defending in the centres to end the match.
One of people — Curtis Sironen — pulled off arguably the most-important participate in of the match, placing Jordan Rapana into contact as he looked to score with 10 minutes to participate in.
Moments later on, he yet again shut down Jack Wighton on the very last tackle, as Canberra once again experienced numbers on the still left.
Just after Elliott Whitehead scored Canberra’s very first test in the 50th moment from some clever palms from Wighton, the Raiders experienced their possibilities.
Jarrod Croker was denied, ruled to have knocked on when he came down with a George Williams bomb just small of the line.
Manly kicked a essential penalty target when Canberra ended up pinged for offside on their personal line with 24 minutes to play to extend their guide to 8 details.
Before, Trbojevic experienced Manly’s very first attempt in the 14th minute when he sliced through Canberra’s defence on the left edge and pushed his way in excess of the line.
Just prior to half-time, he set a ball on Tevita Funa’s upper body for the winger to cut again in and go among two defenders to make it 12-.