Eastern Suburbs pounce late to upset unlucky Marlins

Three tries in the final 20 minutes helped Eastern Suburbs claim a 24-22 victory over Manly and consolidate their spot in the congested Intrust Shute Shield top six. After trailing 22-5 midway through the second half, Easts’ replacement halfback Angus Pulver dived over from close range to level the scores in the 78th minute. Manly appealed for an obstruction however the try was awarded, allowing flyhalf Archie King to kick the conversion and seal a two point victory. “We knew they had a huge forward pack that would probably lose some sting late in the match so I was pleased to see our guys stick with them and then get over the top towards the end,” Easts coach Darren Coleman told Rugby News. “They really choked us at the breakdown in the first half and we couldn't get any free flowing attack but we knew once they began to tire, that we have good shape and enough strike power to score points.” While Easts dominated possession and territory early in the match, the home sid
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