As it happened: Manly Sea Eagles comfortable 32-6 victory against Canterbury Bulldogs
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11:21a year ago


Thank you all for staying with me and following along. It was a great performance by Manly who cruise to victory against the Bulldogs. I hope you all have a great day!
11:20a year ago

Thats a wrap!

And that just about wraps up the third round of the NRL.

It’s safe to say it’s return has been a huge success and we look forward to round four next weekend!

11:19a year ago

What’s next for both sides?

Manly travel to Parramatta to take on the table topping Eels next Saturday whilst the Bulldogs will look to get on the board against fellow struggler St George Illawarra.


11:17a year ago
The Bulldogs torrid start to the season continues as they are comprehensively beaten here at the Central Coast Stadium.

Tom Trbojevic was at the heart of an impressive Manly performance, picking up three tries and two assists as Manly take their record to 2-1.

11:16a year ago

Full Time

Manly Sea Eagles 32-6 Canterbury Bulldogs
11:16a year ago

79 | Sin bin

Manly’s Danny Levi is sent to the bin for a late challenge.
11:11a year ago

75’ | TRY Manly!

And normal service is resumed.

Moses Suli spots a gap down the right hand side before being brought down just shy of the line. Reuben Garrick plays the ball quickly and darts for the line himself to grab his second of the night.

His kicking remains an issue though! He misses yet another conversion to keep the score at 32-6.

11:06a year ago

70’ | TRY Canterbury!

The Bulldogs do get on the board!

Lachlan Lewis sticks a grubber kick in behind and Jake Averillo gets on the end of it to grab his first ever NRL try! 

There’s no mistake with the extras.

11:04a year ago


Dylan Walker has had a very impressive night so far and he adds to that by intercepting whilst the Bulldogs are on the attack.

His night looks to be over though as he goes down with what looks to be nothing more than bad cramp!

10:58a year ago

63’ | TRY Manly!

He wasn’t involved with the last one but Tommy Turbo is back amongst it now! The full-back collects Cherry-Evans pass on halfway and advances to the 20 before finding Brad Parker for his second of the night!

Garrick couldn’t miss that one! The score stretches to 28-0.

10:55a year ago

61’ | TRY Manly!

And that’s all she wrote! Danny Levi plays the ball on the Manly line and fires a pass to the onrushing Curtis Sironen who powers his way over the line!

Garrick yet again fails to add the extras. Just a 20% conversion rate for the usually dependable kicker...

10:52a year ago


Manly applying the pressure on the Bulldogs line as they force back-to-back-to-back sets.


10:49a year ago


Canterbury cough up possession on the 5th and Manly break before being brought down on the halfway line.

The story of the Dogs night so far...

10:48a year ago


Canterbury get a penalty and then a repeat set in front of the Manly sticks.

They need to score here you feel...

10:46a year ago


It’s all Manly at the minute as the possession stats pop up to show the hosts have had 75% of the possession so far in this second period.

The Bulldogs need to get going!

10:42a year ago


The Bulldogs are hanging on by the skin of their teeth here as they hold up Garrick to prevent another Manly try.

They need the next try, and fast, if they are to get back into this contest!

10:40a year ago


Manly are in full flow now! Taufua breaks down the short side before delivering an inch-perfect grubber kick towards who else than Tom Trbojevic.

It looks like a try every day of the week but Jeremy Marshall-King had other ideas, putting enough pressure on Trbojevic to force the ball dead.

10:37a year ago

46’ | Missed conversion

He looks a little rusty does Garrick, he drags this conversion wide of the upright to take his tally for the night to 1/4.
10:36a year ago

45’ | TRY Manly!

Manly pick up where they left off and its Tommy Turbo at the heart of it yet again!

He fires a long ball across the Manly line to Jorge Taufua who steps inside and powers over in the corner.

A tricky conversion coming up for Garrick...

10:33a year ago


Manly have come out very strongly in this second half and it’s Tom Trbojevic at the heart of the action once again, trapping the Bulldogs in their in goal to force a repeat set!
10:31a year ago


We’re back underway here in Manly!
10:23a year ago

Tom Trbojevic showing his class!

The Manly full-back is one of the competitions most exciting talents and he’s certainly showing that so far tonight!

He has been involved in all three tries for his side tonight, scoring the first two and assisting the third!

10:18a year ago
It’s been a to-and-fro first half but it’s Manly who take a comfortable lead into the sheds.

The Bulldogs will be disappointed not to be on the scoreboard as of yet, having seen plenty of possession in the Manly 20.

They will need to find their spark quickly in the second-half if they are to get back into this one!

10:16a year ago


Manly Sea Eagles 14-0 Canterbury Bulldogs
10:12a year ago

35’ | TRY Manly!

Tom Trbojevic turns creator as his delayed pass finds the onrushing Brad Parker who makes no mistake with the finish, crashing over to extend Manly's lead. Garrick finds the target for the first time tonight to add the extras.
10:07a year ago


The Bulldogs are really struggling to get it going in attack so far tonight.

Once again Britt coughs up possession in the Manly 20 as the clock ticks down towards half-time.

10:05a year ago


Incredible play from Dean Britt who strips the ball from Taniela Paseka to give the Bulldogs a decent look in front of the Manly line!
10:02a year ago


Incredible play from Dallin Watene-Zelezniak as he manages to prevent the 40/20 attempt from Manly, keeping his feet in play by the barest of margins!

You feel that Canterbury need to get the next score in this one!

10:01a year ago

27’ | Missed conversion

I spoke of Garrick’s success from the tee prior to the game and it looks like I may have cursed the Manly kicker as he misses yet another straightforward conversion.
09:58a year ago

26' | TRY Manly!

It’s a Trbojevic special as Jake draws his man before feeding his brother Tom who bursts through the line for his second of the night.

There’s a brief check with the TMO for offside but nothing going and Manly extend their lead.

09:52a year ago


Opportunities aplenty in the last few minutes  but neither side able to turn field position into points!

Manly are in possession on the Canterbury 40 as we speak.

09:48a year ago


The visitors are struggling when they get in into their opponents 20 as they put the ball down and the chance goes begging.

But then Manly knock-on themselves and follow that up by conceding a penalty.

Another good chance for Canterbury here...

09:46a year ago


A couple of errors from the Sea Eagles hands the Bulldogs some good field position.

Can they get on the scoreboard for the first time tonight?

09:44a year ago

12' | Interchange

Canterbury are forced into a change here as Adam Elliott goes off for a head injury assessment after clashing with the knees of Addin Fonua-Blake.

Sausao Sue replaces him.

09:41a year ago


The set restart comes into play for the first time tonight as Manly enter the Canterbury 20.

Could we see the hosts extend the lead here?

09:38a year ago


The Bulldogs are handed a chance to get on the board themselves however Jack Cogger fires a pass over the head of Nick Meaney and into touch.
09:37a year ago

4’ | TRY Manly!

TRY! It takes little time for Manly to get on the board as they open the scoring through Tom Trbojevic!

Reuben Garrick hits the post with what looked like a relatively straightforward conversion. 

09:31a year ago


Manly kick off to get us underway here.

Canterbury will be running from left to right in this first half.

09:25a year ago

Five minutes to kick-off!

There is little time for turnaround here as kick off is little over five minutes away!

Stay tuned for all the action!

09:23a year ago

Thriller in NSW!

This will be the competitions second match of the day and, if it’s anything like the earlier game, we’re in for a thriller!

The Penrith Panthers and Newcastle Knights have just played out a thrilling 14-14 draw! Not even ten minutes of golden point extra time could separate the sides!

09:16a year ago
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09:14a year ago

How to watch Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs Live TV and Stream

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09:13a year ago

Canterbury Team News

There has been a last minute change to the lineup for Canterbury, who opt for Aiden Tolman in the pack over Sauaso Sue.

There's also a change in the halves as Jack Cooger comes into the side. Lachlan Lewis will partner the former Knight in the middle of the park.

09:09a year ago

Manly Team News

Manly have a near full strength squad to select from heading into this game and opt for Dylan Walker and Daly Cherry-Evans in the halves, whilst Tom Trbojevic starts at fullback.

Reuben Garrick, who has been in fine form with the boot of late, starts on the wing for the Sea Eagles.

09:05a year ago

Canterbury to get going?

Canterbury are yet to get going, suffering consecutive defeats in their opening two games.

They have had a difficult start however, coming up against the Parramatta Eels and the NQ Cowboys. They will surely be looking to this as a chance to get going.  

09:01a year ago

Time for Manly to kick-on?

Manly have had a mixed start to their campaign, falling to defeat to the Melbourne Storm in the opening round before an impressive win at the Roosters in round two.

Scoring points has been an issue for the Sea Eagles of late though, they have posted just 13 points in their first 160 minutes of action.

08:58a year ago

Kick-Off Time

The Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs game will be played at the Central Coast Stadium, Manly, Australia. Kick-off is scheduled for 05:30AM ET / 02:30AM PT
08:53a year ago

Welcome to VAVEL!

Welcome to VAVEL! Welcome to’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 NRL match: Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs My name is Tom Young and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.