The Illawarra Cutters defeated the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-4 at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.
The Cutters inflicted five tries in the victory with winger Geoff Daniela scoring a brace.
The win was a result of a dominant performance by the Cutters establishing a strong foundation from their defence and utilizing expansive offensive play.
The game started out as an even affair with the stalemate finally broken in the 20th minute with a Geoff Daniela try coming off the end of the quick hands of Charly Runciman.
Kyle Stanley converted the try to give the Cutters a 6-0 lead.
The Cutters continued their momentum with a close range try to Leeson Ah Mau off the back of a strong run.
Stanley converted to make it 12-0.
The 33rd minute saw Geoff Daniela get his second try of the contest with a long range effort after capitalizing on a mistake by Manly.
Stanley converted to make it 18-0.
The Cutters continued their dominance in the second half extending their lead through a Josh Ailaomai try to extend the score to 22-0.
Manly secured a consolation try late in the game through Matt Ikuvalu to get on the score board at 22-4.
The game ended with a late Cutters try to Craig Garvey.
Illawarra Cutters defeat Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-4.
Illawarra Cutters 26. Tries: Daniela (2), Garvey, Ailaomai, Matthews. Goals: Stanley (3/5).
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4. Try: Ikuvalu.