Manly upset Melbourne 36-30 in bizarre Brookvale Oval shootout

A group of rugby league players celebrate a try

ABC Sport

Manly have ended their hunt for a win over one of the NRL’s top eight in impressive fashion, brushing Melbourne aside to record a 36-30 win on Thursday.

Des Hasler’s side had lost their previous seven games against teams sitting in the finals spots but obliterated an out-of-sorts Melbourne in front of 8618 fans at Brookvale Oval.

Melbourne were without talismanic five-eighth Cameron Munster due to a shoulder injury but at times it looked like Craig Bellamy was missing his entire starting side.

The Storm played too laterally, made basic errors and struggled to punch a hole through the Manly…

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