Round 1 of the 2020 Telstra Premiership continues from Lottoland in Sydney on Sunday with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles hosting rivals the Melbourne Storm. Jamie Soward and Katie Brown Live Stream the match
NAME: Manly Sea Eagles – Melbourne Storm
DATE: March 15, 2020
TIME: 05:05 UTC
VENUE: Brookvale Oval, Sydney , Australia
Live Online: http://bit.ly/live-nrl
Manly’s title hopes have been dealt a catastrophic blow with Tom Trbojevic suffering a suspected pectoral injury in the Sea Eagles’ 36-6 NRL loss to Melbourne.
In a drama-filled Saturday evening at Lottoland, Melbourne wrapped up the minor premiership but might also be left counting the cost as Cameron Munster left the field late with a shoulder injury.
Off the back of a dominant opening half-hour and a Justin Olam hat-trick, the result bumped Melbourne’s arch rivals into a last-round scrap for the top four.
Manly will finish the weekend in fifth, needing to beat Parramatta and have South Sydney lose to the Sydney Roosters to have any hope of a second chance in the finals.
But it was in the casualty ward where the Sea Eagles suffered the most pain, with Jack Gosiewski copping a leg injury and bench prop Morgan Boyle suffering a hand problem.
Trbojevic appeared to be hurt just before going into a regulation tackle early in the game, and left the field immediately before ending the night in a sling.
Initial concerns surrounded his left pectoral muscle, where even the most minor strain would rule him out for at least two weeks.
Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans has snapped a field goal in the final minute of golden point to steal an 11-10 win over Melbourne in their NRL clash at AAMI Park.
It was the eighth field-goal attempt by both teams on Saturday night as they scrambled to break a 10-10 deadlock.
Cherry-Evans kicked truly from 25 metres out with 36 seconds remaining to give his team a deserved win after they had led 10-0 at halftime.
In a crazy period of play, field-goal attempts by Melbourne playmaker Cameron Munster and Sea Eagles five-eighth Dylan Walker both hit an upright.