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Photo: Paul Barkley / Melba Studios

The Sydney Roosters have tonight claimed the inaugural Community Cup with a 36-6 win over the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Central Coast Stadium, including a double to speedster Daniel Tupou.

It was all the Sea Eagles in the opening minutes with the away side crossing for the match opener through Peta Hiku in the 11th minute.

It was fifteen minutes before the next points were on the board and it was recently-appointed Co-Captain Mitchell Pearce who broke the drought after ducking and weaving his way over in the 26th minute.

The home side were in again just before the half time break as a rampaging Kane Evans was gifted a beautiful ball from dummy-half to barge his way over under the sticks.

That's where it stayed at the break as the Roosters went into the sheds with a 12-6 lead.

It wasn't long before the Tricolours were in again after half time as the ball was shifted wide to the left wing following an impressive charge forward from the men in the middle and quick hands from Michael Jennings gifted Daniel Tupou a clear run to the line.

Tupou was in again less than ten minutes after his first with the Blues and Kangaroos winger crashing his way through the Manly line to out-run Brett Stewart and race away 40m for his double.

It was Tupou's fellow outside back Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who was next to score after the Kiwi international linked up beautifully into the left side attack to dance and duck his way through to score.

A Dylan Napa try late in the piece after some impressive lead up play from Willie Manu saw the lead blow out to 30-points, where it remained through until the final whistle.

Roosters 36
(Tries: Tupou x 2, Pearce, Evans, Tuivasa-Sheck, Napa; Goals: Maloney 6/6) def Sea Eagles 6 (Tries: Hiku; Goals: Lyon 1/1)


Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.