'Winking' Manly speedster's theatrics light up QLD

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Jason Saab could beryllium the fastest subordinate successful the NRL and it turns retired helium tin blitz the absorption portion sporting a monolithic grin.

It's not known if the Manly winger was greeting teammate Marty Taupau or, arsenic rugby league guru Phil Gould suggested, "kids connected the sideline".

But the 20-year-old tearaway captivated viewers arsenic helium tore down the tract to people during the 2nd fractional of the Sea Eagles' 42-6 semi-final smashing of the Roosters.

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Saab's 69th-minute effort was among the highlights of the crippled arsenic a prolific Manly outfit acceptable up a preliminary last clash with South Sydney.

Manly speedster Jason Saab aft scoring his runaway effort successful the semi-final win. (NRL Imagery)

Nine commentator Ray Warren primitively thought Saab was smiling astatine a cameraman, but replays past showed Taupau going berserk connected the sideline.

"It wasn't a cameraman; it was 1 of his players disconnected the bench!" Warren said.

"He's travel implicit to the sideline to cheer him on. He said, 'Go you bully thing!'"

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Gould loved what helium saw.

"As Saab comes down the tract he'll grin to the assemblage and say, 'here I go, I'm going to people a try, hello'. Gives a small spot of a wink.

"Jason Saab – what astir that beauteous small grin to the kids connected the sideline arsenic helium went down the helping there."

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