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Cronulla Sharks v Manly Sea Eagles
Round 5, 2011
Toyota Stadium

A Jamie Lyon speculative kick resulted in a dream bounce for chaser Michael Oldfield and a match-winning try for the Sea Eagles as the fulltime siren reverberated around Toyota Stadium in Round 5 last year.

The visitors celebrated a 19-13 win, clawing back a 6-nil first-half deficit to dominate the second 40 on the back of an incredible 11 full sets of possession more than their opponents. The stats sheet shows the Sharks lost the second half 19-6 – and they completed their second-half sets at an impressive 80 per cent! If that’s not incentive for payback this weekend we don’t know what is.

Joe Galuvao was the destroyer for the Sea Eagles, making 20 hit-ups and 155 metres in 45 minutes, while Paul Gallen made 194 metres from 23 hit-ups in the blue, black and white.