The Manly Sea Eagles beat Saint George Illawarra, 24 to 18, in the Monday night footy.

Menawhile, Sydney Roosters utility Daniel Mortimer has committed to another two years with the team.

Harrison Orchard reports.


The Sea Eagles have come out on top against the Dragons in last night’s NRL match.

Manly were on the back foot for most of the game but won after a Jorge Taufua try 10 minutes from fulltime.

Saint George Illawarra winger Brett Morris hurt his knee early in the game and was forced off the field.

While Manly lost fullback Brett Stewart to a hip injury at halftime.

Geoff Toovey, Sea Eagles Coach: “We’re really annoyed, we just really didn’t want to risk him in the second half, at half time it cooled down, so we decided to lead him off so we know what’s going on.”

The pair will undergo scans today to see if they’re fit to play for New South Wales in State Of Origin One on June 5.

And Daniel Mortimer has signed a two-year contract extension keeping him with the Sydney Roosters until the end of the 2015 season.

There were reports rival club St George was interested in Mortimer earlier this season, but the utility says he’s keen to remain a rooster.

Harrison Orchard, QUT News.