NRL 2022: Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters, Live Scores, Updates, Pride Jersey

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Manly Sea Eagles Women’s Round 20 vs Sydney Roosters League Round.

It’s been a week of off-field turmoil for the Sea Eagles, with seven players boycotting the game after the team’s plans to wear the pride jersey were made public.

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The Pride jersey drew significant backlash, with the club acknowledging that they failed to properly consult with their playing group. Manly will be the first NRL team to wear a pride jersey and have committed to wearing the controversial jersey again in 2023.

As a result, the Sea Eagles clash with an extremely weak team, with Josh Aloiai, Jason Saab, Christian Tuipulotu, Josh Schuster, Haumole Olakau’atu, Tolutau Kula and Toafofoa Sipley unavailable.

Alfred Smalley, James Rumanos, Pio Sechi, Zach Fulton will make their NRL debuts and James Segueyaro will return to first grade after a three-year absence.

The Sea Eagles clash as underdogs with a $6.50 buy-in and the favorite to win the game is the $1.12 Roosters.

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20:29 – COCKS 18-6 ORLANOV (28th MINUTE)

And the Roosters hit back immediately, and the Sea Eagles failed to get hold of the ball from the get-go. Joey Manu again proved too difficult when a fit center scored his tenth try of the season.

20:26 – COCKS 12-6 ORLANOV (26TH MINUTE)

The Sea Eagles hit back and Daly Cherry-Evans guided defenseman Andrew Davey through a huge hole to jump over James Tedesco to score. The Roosters will be without enforcer Lindasey Collins for the rest of the game after a nasty headbutt.

20:17 – ROOSTERS 12-0 SEA EAGLES (20th MINUTE)

The Roosters are starting to look like they could run away with a big score, with back-to-back attempts, with Nat Butcher crossing the line after a near-perfect strike from quarterback James Tedesco. Fox League commentator Greg Alexander says James Tedesco is close to the form he won the Dally M medal in 2019.

20:16 — FANS SUPPORT THE MEN’S 7

20:05 – ROOSTERS 8-0 SEA EAGLES (8th MINUTE)

The Roosters opened the scoring with two points on offer after Manly debutant Alfred Smalley landed a high shot on Sam Verrills to save a determined try. Commentators Andrew Voss and Greg Alexander were stunned that Smalley was not sent to the trash can. Just minutes later, the Roosters scored the first try of the match thanks to Daniel Tupou.

19:55 — ROOSTERS FANS SUPPORT MANLY JERSEY

Rooster fan Emma Moroni and her friends, who decorated the fence with seven rainbow flags, said they were making a statement.

“As an LGBTQI woman, I am here to tell these Manly players that I think their behavior was really disgusting, we want to show the players and fans that you are fine, we love you and you are safe with us. Moroni said.

“We wanted to make sure everyone in Australia could see this, it was such a public issue, every LGBTQI person saw it, they were targeted, they were discriminated against so we need to make an equal big statement that we are here for them.”

19:43 – FANS SHOW MALE PRIDE

Bands of the Rainbow Warriors descended on Brookvale Oval to show strong support from both the LGBTQ community and the Manly Sea Eagles “rainbow” jersey.

Speaking before kick-off, Sea Eagles fans Melanie Taylor and Carol Coleman, who have been members of the club for 15 years, said they were disappointed by the seven players who chose to boycott the game.

“These so-called seven pick and choose,” Taylor said. “They can’t wear a little rainbow jersey, but they can wear it with alcohol sponsors, gambling sponsors, they can play on Sundays….”

Asked why they chose to publicly announce their support, including waving rainbow flags, Taylor continued: “I love Ian Roberts, he was the most amazing player.

“It took him so much courage to get out when he did in all the years until no one else did. And don’t tell me there aren’t other gays in the game.

“But they are too scared to go out.

“Especially after this week.

“But people should be proud of who they are, proud of their team, proud of everyone.

“We must be inclusive.”

19:36 – ALL THE SMILES OF THE COURAGEOUS DEBUTANTS

18:50 – LATE POST

For the Sea Eagles, Sean Keppy dropped out, Martin Taupo moves to support, Kurt De Luis moves to the bench, and Zach Fulton joins the bench from the reserves, with Kaeo Wicks in 18th place.

The Roosters would be 1–17 with no late change, with Adam Keygran in 18th.

18:40 – PRIDE T-SHIRTS DISCOVERED

After the initial sale of the controversial pride jerseys, fans are lining up at 4 Pines Park to get some of them!