Daly Cherry-Evans haunts the Titans again as he stakes Origin claims

Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans impressed the most among players vying for a State of Origin call-up.
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Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans impressed the most among players vying for a State of Origin call-up.

Daly Cherry-Evans's star shone brightest out of the State of Origin hopefuls during Manly's 30-10 NRL win over Gold Coast.

Cherry-Evans, who in 2015 backflipped on a deal to join the Titans, was the best amongst the likes of Jarryd Hayne, Nate Myles, Jarrod Wallace and Jake Trbojevic as the visitors secured a comfortable win.

The victory was a bittersweet one for Manly with veteran forward Nate Myles unable to play the second half of the match due to a knee injury.

Former Titans captain Nate Myles only played the first half for Manly before succumbing to a knee injury.
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Former Titans captain Nate Myles only played the first half for Manly before succumbing to a knee injury.

It seems unlikely the former Titans captain will be included for the Maroons squad on Monday after this latest setback.

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Jake Trbojevic ran for a staggering 181 metres as he pushed his State of Origin credentials.
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Jake Trbojevic ran for a staggering 181 metres as he pushed his State of Origin credentials.

His Manly team-mate and Queensland hopeful was the star of the night.

Cherry-Evans furthered his claim as a possible replacement for Johnathan Thurston as he tore down Gold Coast's defence.

He produced long passes to devastating effect, finding Akuila Uate in the 12th minute for Manly's first try before backing that up with another ball to Uate, who gave a simple hand off to Dylan Walker for their second in the 20th minute.

It was a different story for Titans playmaker and former NSW fullback, Hayne who looked tired as the Gold Coast failed to build on their three-match winning streak.

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Since being shunted out of position and playing in the centres, Hayne has been one of the Titans' top performers in wins over Melbourne, Cronulla and Newcastle but failed to make a major impact on the game.

Manly's Trbojevic and Gold Coast's Wallace both furthered their push for Origin debuts, with Wallace running for 124 metres and Trbojevic a staggering 181m.

 - AAP

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