By Adam Lucius
Damien Cummins can remember the days when Penrith was a competitive outfit and would occasionally ambush Manly and pinch a game from them.
Sadly for the Emus, those days are long gone.
The Marlins rarely moved out of first gear in destroying Penrith 78-0 at Wakehurst Rugby Park on Saturday, threatening at one stage to bring up triple figures.
Penrith's ongoing viability is a discussion for another day but all Manly can do is beat what is put in front of them.
The Marlins led 52-0 at the break and scored 12 tries in all, with Daniel Alley and Shaun Treweek helping themselves to hat-tricks and Tim Donlan collecting a double. Read more...
Seconds keep focused
By Marshall Milroy
After a disappointing outing the previous week, the team was looking to make up for a poor performance and held a key meeting to clear a bit of housekeeping.
There was a clear direction of where the team needed to improve and this is what we concentrated on for the week.
The team followed the game plan set out for them in the week and right from the kick off our dominance and hard running set the precedence for the rest of the game.
There were many high achievers in the squad and to name our top for the day was very hard. The return to the field for Dylan Sigg showed his leadership qualities alongside Mitch Daniels our captain who definitely lead from the front. Read more...
Join us on Sunday 19th April for our 'Amazing Race!'
We have planned a Car Rally around the Northern Beaches. All you need to do is form a team of 4, register on trybooking.com/129446, and turn up at 11:30 at the Raglan St entrance to Manly Oval. We will give you your team sheet, and off you'll head for an hour and a half of fun and entertainment! Upon your return, we will be at the Bowlo for much needed refreshments and prize giving, with all proceeds for the day going to Steve Trower.
With seven wins out of seven, our season got off to a flying start last weekend, and there were some fantastic performances from players both new & old.
This weekend sees the first home game of the season, although, as you may be aware, Manly Oval is unavailable to us. In fact, the phenomenal season that Manly Cricket are enjoying sees them host their semi-finals at the Oval this weekend, and we wish them all the very best.
Consequently our fixture vs Penrith will be held at Wakehurst Rugby Ground, Waldon Rd, Belrose. All of the usual timings will be in place, and we are hoping that you will join us there.
Normal service will be resumed during our second home game on the 18th April, vs Gordon.
By Adam Lucius
Manly ushered in a fresh new era under first-year coach Damien Cummins with a resounding 54-20 win over Parramatta at Merrylands RSL Rugby Park.
Often a graveyard for visiting clubs, a dominant first half ensured the Death Valley curse would not afflict the Marlins on a blustery afternoon in the west.
Manly scored five tries to open up a 35-3 lead at the break and cruised to a comfortable win to ensure coach Damien Cummins' Shute Shield coaching career started on a high note.
Turtle has made plenty of losing trips home from Parramatta so he was rapt to get the five points and chalk off Merrylands for the year.
"It was good. You can go out there and get caught up in trying to entertain and get scrappy and lose, but we stuck to our guns and did what we wanted to do," he said. Read more...