LIVE: Manly eye first win as youngster strikes

LIVE: Manly eye first win as youngster strikes

Patience has finally paid off for Manly who find themselves in the rare position of leading their opposition after Jason Saab opened the scoring against the Warriors.

Daly Cherry-Evans’ intent to kick early all night eventually caught the Warriors out, and it’s provided a spectacular try for young Saab.

Kicking from his own 20, DCE drilled a kick down the other end of the field as Saab was unleashed on the flank to chase down.

He absolutely blasted past Ken Maumalolo who had a massive head start, and it ended a no-contest by the tie Saab had put metres between he and his counterpart to find the grounding.

“What a foot race that ended up a one-horse race,” Fox Sports caller Matt Russell said in commentary.

League icon Steve Roach added: “He’s done that in a canter, he slows down.”

Saab has done extensive work with renowned sprint coach Roger Fabri who believes the youngster is one of the quickest in the NRL.

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