The St George Illawara Dragons are the talk of the day.
In their Round 6 match against the Manly Sea Eagles this afternoon, through Captain Gareth Windopp they landed a try in the opening minutes, with a dive over in the dummy half.
It wasn’t long before the Manly Sea Eagles realised they were going up against a very potent side this time.
As of this afternoon, the Dragons are at least temporarily first on the points ladder after the 35 – 10 win over Manly.
The dragons were too strong, while Manly lacked possession right from the start.
And they clearly struggled with ball execution all throughout the match.
Winddop’s try came two minutes in, and converted again to give the Red and Whites an early lead with 6 points to nil.
Unfortunately, that did not kick up any responsive defence for Manly.
Minutes later, Dragons scored again.
Even Josh McCrone did a runner for the try line, and out did Manly’s defenders in the process, despite just returning from a hamstring injury.
Desperate for a try before half time, Manly took advantage of a penalty, when Jorge Taufua executed a cutout ball to Blake Green, who scored.
By half time, the scoreline was at 20 points to 6, in favor of the Dragons.
The second half, did not play out any better for the Sea Eagles.
Despite another unconverted try, that was all they could get on the scoreboard.
From there on, Dragons piled on the tries.
Late attempts by Tom TrBojevic to shepherd the ball dead after a Dragon kick, took a different turn when Windopp again made it to the ball for touch down.
And at full time, the Dragons defeated Manly with 35 points to 10.