Turbo too good in feisty win over Sharks

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A Tom Trbojevic hat-trick successful conscionable 10 minutes has steered Manly to a 40-22 triumph implicit Cronulla successful a fiery clash astatine Suncorp Stadium.

It was full domination from 'Turbo' arsenic helium turned a choky contention from 16-10 astatine halftime into one-way postulation and a comfy Sea Eagles victory.

Just aft the break, the classy fullback stepped, weaved, accelerated and fended connected his mode to 3 sublime tries portion making an enthusiastic Sharks defence look precise ordinary.

Tom Trbojevic crosses for different try. (Getty)

Turbo's stats were extraordinary: 3 tries, 3 effort assists, 217 tally metres, 14 tackle breaks, 3 enactment breaks and 4 enactment interruption assists. And erstwhile he'd led Manly to an unassailable 40-10 lead, manager Des Hasler got his prima fullback disconnected the tract for the past 10 minutes.

And possibly not surprisingly, the Sharks past proceeded to transverse for 2 tries erstwhile Turbo was off.

It was besides Trbojevic's 3rd hat-trick of the play to assistance him to 18 tries successful 2021 and contempt having played conscionable 11 NRL games this twelvemonth due to the fact that of an early-season hamstring injury, his standout show lone strengthens his favouritism for the Dally M Medal.

Perhaps the lone antagonistic for the Sea Eagles came successful the past fewer minutes erstwhile guardant Taniela Paseka was sin-binned for tripping Sharks backmost Luke Metcalf.

He looks apt to bull an NRL judiciary complaint that would jeopardise his spot successful Manly's adjacent crippled and biggest trial against top-of-the-table Melbourne Storm, with the Sea Eagles inactive successful the hunt for a precious top-four finish.

Tom Trbojevic (Getty)

Cronulla guardant Toby Rudolf volition besides travel nether the microscope for a headbutt connected Manly Reuben Garrick. Rudolf was besides sent to the bin for 10 minutes.

It wasn't the lone clip that tempers flared successful an at-times spiteful clash.

Will Chambers was peculiarly vocal, noticeably targeting Manly's Dylan Walker with a drawstring of verbal sprays - and besides a monolithic front-on deed connected Walker.

Jason Saab produced different spectacular item for the Eagles erstwhile helium scored the opening effort with an acrobatic one-handed decorativeness successful the right-hand corner.

Trbojevic past created different four-pointer for Saab a fewer minutes aboriginal past played a manus successful Morgan Harper's effort soon after.

But Cronulla showed plentifulness of verve to combat backmost with tries to Will Kennedy and Braydon Trindall earlier the break.

Cronulla dropped to eighth spot connected the ladder aft Gold Coast bushed Canterbury earlier tonight.

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