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PM Morrison celebrates Coalition win, but left disappointed by Sharks

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The Prime Minister has left PointsBet Stadium disappointed after Manly defeated his cherished Cronulla 24-14 in their NRL encounter.

Manly have put a dampener on Scott Morrison's election celebrations with a resounding 24-14 NRL win over the Prime Minister's beloved Cronulla.

Less than 24 hours after being returned to power, the PM and proud Sharks fan was at PointsBet Stadium hoping for another win to complete the perfect weekend.

But, unlike Mr Morrison on Saturday night, there was no great escape as Manly's sixth win of the year, and 16th from their past 18 games against Cronulla elevated the Sea Eagles - who many tipped to challenge for the wooden spoon - to the cusp of the top four.

Newly reelected Prime Minister Scott Morrison waves to the crowd during the Round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Manly Sea Eagles.
Newly reelected Prime Minister Scott Morrison waves to the crowd during the Round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Manly Sea Eagles.
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"Who'd miss this?" a beaming Mr Morrison told reporters before shaking hands and posing for selfies with Sharks supporters.

Mr Morrison is a prominent supporter of the Sharks and member for the Division of Cook, which encompasses Cronulla.

Mr Morrison waves during the round 10 clash.
Mr Morrison waves during the round 10 clash.
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The Coalition defied numerous opinion polls to emerge victorious over Bill Shorten's Labor Party on Saturday night.

But it wasn't all smooth sailing for the PM - Manly put a dampener on things by inflicting a 24-14 drubbing to the Sharks. 

Earlier, the prime minister went to church with wife Jenny on Sunday morning after the miracle victory.

"I give thanks to live in the greatest country in all the world," he told reporters outside the Horizon Church.

"Thanks again to all Australians all across the country."

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny speak to the media as they arrive at the Horizon Church in Sutherland.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny speak to the media as they arrive at the Horizon Church in Sutherland.
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Hugging members of the church congregation, Mr Morrison praised the people of the Sutherland Shire in his home seat of Cook, and his team of local volunteers.

"They have stayed with me ever since I was first elected to parliament in 2007," he said.

A jubilant Scott Morrison greets Liberal supporters after emerging ahead of his victory speech.
A jubilant Scott Morrison greets Liberal supporters after emerging ahead of his victory speech.
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"You don't get to be prime minister and serve in that capacity unless you are first a member of your local electorate."

Pastor Andrew Evans, a former South Australian state politician who founded the Family First party, ministered the service on Sunday morning.

·         Manly have put a dampener on Scott Morrison's election celebrations with a resounding 24-14 NRL win over the Prime Minister's beloved Cronulla.

 

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