In an impressive first hit out the Jersey Flegg Sharks have scored six tries to nil in beating the Manly Sea Eagles 24-0 in a trial match held at Shark Park.
The Sharks, the defending Jersey Flegg Premiers, defended strongly in the early exchanges running into a strong southerly wind however once they were able to gain some field position the momentum shifted.
Big front rower Franklin Pele was first to score, crashing over from close range and with no conversion attempts in the three 25-minute match it was 4-0 to the Sharks.
Turning around and with the breeze at their backs the Sharks attacked in the second period, outside backs Jonah Ngarona and Jonaiah Lualua scoring on opposite flanks and the lead pushed out to 12.
Now with their tails up the Sharks continue to pressure their opponents in the final third, five eighth Jayden Millard finishing off a long range movement to cross wide out, before Laulau backed up a line break from lock Jack Boyling before streaking away to touch down under the uprights.
The sixth and final try was a solo effort from newcomer Jiuta Wainiqolo, the lanky winger showing speed and a clever step in running 40-metres to score.
While the six tries would have pleased newly appointed Jersey Flegg coach Daniel Holdsworth, the defensive effort was equally meritorious, with the young Sharks keeping their opponents scoreless in the 75-minute match.
The Flegg Sharks will travel to Maitland next weekend to play the Newcastle Knights in their second and final trial.
Jersey Flegg Trial
Jonaiah Laulau 2, Franklin Pele, Jonah Ngarona, Jayden Millard Juita Wainiqolo tries