Manly's hat-trick hero applauds halves

Manly's hat-trick hero on Sunday afternoon, Jorge Taufua, has credited his inside men and reflected on the importance of getting some consistency in the Sea Eagles starting team.

 

"It's been rare this season to have both our halves and our starting centres together so its good to have those combinations back rolling towards the end of the year," Taufua said.

"When everyone's playing with confidence and all our top players are there it's very easy for me. 

"Credit to all our team today… it's very easy to score tries at the end of the backline we have so I'm grateful for that."

Despite feeling sick throughout the week the big Tongan winger, who had 13 runs for 128 metres and an epic try assist, said he felt better by the end of the match.

"I felt a bit sick during the week and started off a bit lethargic but as the game went on I just felt more comfortable and got a few tries in the end," he said.

"It was a good afternoon here on a Sunday afternoon, it's good to get the win and hopefully the wins keep rolling from here."

 

With the Sea Eagles scheduled to take on the improving Titans next Monday night on the Gold Coast, Taufua also backed his side's magic halfback Daly Cherry-Evans to have a big game.

"We played Brisbane up there a few weeks ago and they loved him there," Taufua said with a laugh.

"We have a good reception up at Gold Coast, we have a few fans there. 

"Hopefully they can out-cheer the boos if there are any but 'Cherry' will do his job as he does each week.

"He's got a good head on his shoulders and played outstanding today also."