NRL Semi Finals

A powerful performance from Manly saw them book their place in the Grand Final with a 26-16 victory over Brisbane.

The Sea Eagles raced into a 16-0 lead thanks to scores from Matt Ballin, Will Hopoate and Brett Stewart.

Jharal Yow Yeh showed amazing versatility to score for the Broncos and make the half time score 16-4.

Hopoate raced over from a Jamie Lyon pass to extend the Sea Eagles’ lead but the Broncos hit back soon after with Peter Wallace darting over.

But Kieron Foran stripped Gerard Beale of the ball to dive over, meaning Dale Copley’s late score would not affect the result.

The New Zealand Warriors booked just their second ever NRL Grand Final with a surprise 20-12 victory over Melbourne.

Sika Manu cut through the Warriors defence early on to register the Storm’s first try but the visitors hit back with Bill Tupou and James Maloney crossing.

Beau Champion’s score and Cameron Smith’s penalty cut the Warriors’ lead to 14-12 at half time.

But the Warriors came out in the second half with new resolve and after a half of mounting pressure, quicksilver halfback Shaun Johnson created a try for Lewis Brown just three minutes from time to send the New Zealanders into raptures.

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