Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans says his facet has to return to the drafting board, after being thrashed by Penrith at Brookvale Oval.
The Panthers ran riot, scoring seven tries within the 42-12 victory, meaning the Sea Eagles drop to ninth on the ladder, with Souths shifting into the highest eight.
It’s the second time in six matches Manly has conceded 40 factors or extra, after shedding 40-22 to the Sharks in spherical seven.
It was a horror night time for the Sea Eagles, with five-eighth Dylan Walker, returning after greater than a month on the sidelines, injured within the opening set.
Brad Parker and Curtis Sironen additionally failed to end the match.
But the Manly skipper was refusing to use the accidents as an excuse.
“It could be straightforward to blame accidents tonight, however that was fairly atypical from us,” Cherry-Evans informed Fox Sports.
“Really disappointing to stroll off with a scoreline like that.
“I actually did not see it coming, and it is again to the drafting board once more.”
According to Cherry-Evans, it is a simple process to determine the issue.
“Attitude. It’s an actual straightforward one to reply,” he stated.
“You solely have to look again the final couple of weeks and also you see the willingness and the resilience we have proven in our tryline defence.
“(It’s) two steps ahead, one step again. It’s an angle factor. It’s disappointing.”
Cherry-Evans was filled with reward for rival halfback Nathan Cleary, who steered the Panthers across the park expertly.
“He was incredible tonight, he led the Panthers completely.
“Not many blemishes in his recreation that I can consider. I actually take pleasure in the person battles, however Nath actually walks away with the factors tonight.”
Manly coach Des Hasler confirmed after the match that Walker will want scans on what seems to be a fracture in his foot, whereas Sironen will even be despatched for scans on his knee, though the membership is assured it isn’t an ACL harm.
Hasler additionally expects Parker to miss subsequent week’s match in opposition to the Warriors, noting that his concussion was “critical.”