NRL information 2023 | Manly smash Dolphins, Wayne Bennett press convention, Andrew Johns, Allana Ferguson feedback

Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett has admitted hooker Jeremy Marshall-King could have returned to the aspect too early after he suffered one other harm on Friday evening.

The Dolphins had been topic to an enormous 58-18 loss to Manly at Brookvale Oval, as Tom Trbojevic ran riot after he was cleared to play following a concussion in State of Origin.

Marshall-King and Brinko Lee each didn’t see out the match because the Dolphins take care of plenty of outs.

The Dolphins now have 4 gamers on the harm record, however Sean O’Sullivan is more likely to return in spherical 17 from a pectoral harm and Tom Gilbert out for the season.

Felise Kaufusi, Anthony Milford and Jarrod Wallace are additionally suspended.

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Bennett confirmed subsequent weekend’s bye has come on the proper time.

“We simply must re-group proper now and the week off will assist us do this,” he mentioned post-game.

The Dolphins coach added Marshall-King’s harm woes main into the match most likely hadn’t been managed correctly.

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“He’s acquired an AC joint drawback, perhaps he shouldn’t have performed tonight, he thought he was match, we thought he was match however he simply wasn’t as efficient as he usually is,” he mentioned after the hooker went off at half-time.

Lee additionally injured his ankle within the opening 10 minutes earlier than he left the sphere not lengthy after.

Brinko Lee left the sphere after 14 minutes. (9)

“Brenko, he lasted quarter-hour final week and 10 minutest this week but it surely was a unique harm this week,” he mentioned.

Enjoying at house, Manly had been merely electrical, operating out to a 22-0 lead after 16 minutes.

At half-time, the Sea Eagles went into the sheds main 28-6 and the celebration continued within the second 40 minutes, operating out 58-18 winners.

Trbojevic was excellent with two tries whereas Reuben Garrick scored a hat-trick whereas Tolutau Koula and Jason Saab additionally completed with doubles.Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow was the perfect for the Dolphins, scoring two.

Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns was in awe of the Sea Eagles’ efficiency in assault.

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“They didn’t have a foul participant on the sphere, a lot talent… in the event that they get it proper and discover their groove in direction of the tip of the yr they’re a harmful workforce, you don’t wish to be taking part in them , he mentioned on 9’s protection.

NRL professional Alanna Ferguson mentioned on 9 she believed the Dolphins’ show in protection was one of many worst for the season.

“I believed that was probably the most fragile the Dolphins protection has seemed all yr however then on the opposite aspect of that in fact Manly, they had been completely firing,” she mentioned.

“Plenty of issues went their approach however I believed it was a results of their effort and people key gamers setting issues up nicely.”

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