Manly Sea Eagles vs St George Illawarra Dragons, Des Hasler, Covid outs, Anthony Griffin future, live scores, SuperCoach live scores, news - petsitterbank

Manly Sea Eagles vs St George Illawarra Dragons, Des Hasler, Covid outs, Anthony Griffin future, live scores, SuperCoach live scores, news

The Dragons have taken a 12-0 lead courtesy of a pair of tries from playmaking ace Ben Hunt.

The veteran halfback burst over for his first before finishing a Junior Amone grubber for his second as the rain continues to pour.

MATCH CENTRE: St George Illawarra Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles, live scores, teams

18TH MINUTE

Dragons star Ben Hunt has scored again, grounding a Junior Amone grubber to become the club’s top tryscorer in 2022.

Only weeks after winning Origin with the Maroons, the veteran playmaker hasn’t slowed down.

“Benny Hunt, just pushing up, what a competitor he is, he is the heartbeat of this side,” Corey Parker said.

13TH MINUTE

Dragons fullback Cody Ramsey has suffered an ugly knee injury, bending tacklers underneath off a kick-return in torrential rain.

Sea Eagles utility Dylan Walker instantly signaled to the referee the young gun was injured and replays showed the ugly blow.

“Your leg is not meant to do that… slippery surface,” Andrew Voss said.

“Walker straight away signals your opponent is worse for wear.

“This is not good, Ramsey’s night is over.”

Only moments later, star halfback Ben Hunt slipped under a tackler, burrowing his head down to score the first of the night and hand his side a 6-0 lead.

“He is in a purple patch of form, Ben Hunt,” Voss said.

“The monsoon is coming down.”

PRE-MATCH WRAP

Des Hasler’s Sea Eagles will be without three key players after Covid plagued the Manly playing squad.

Reliable enforcer Jake Trbojevic, backrower Andrew Davey and dummy-half Lachlan Croker were all ruled out after testing positive.

Ben Trbojevic has been drafted into the backrow, while young gun Kaeo Weekes has been named to make his debut off the bench.

MATCH CENTRE: St George Illawarra Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles, live scores, teams

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Meanwhile, Toafoa Sipley will play in the No.13 jersey.

The Dragons have had a turbulent week after reports circled suggesting pressure was heaping on coach Anthony Griffin.

News broke of rest in the playing squad, but the club swiftly moved to warn the players or group who were venting their frustration to the media.

Griffin made a number of changes to his starting squad, bringing Jayden Sullivan back into the utility role after Moses Suli’s injury blow.

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