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2013 Finals Week 1 - Saturday 14th September @ 07:00pm
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2013 Finals Week 1 - Saturday 14th September @ 07:00pm
ROOSTERS vs. SEA EAGLES
Allianz Stadium
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FULLTIME - the Sydney Roosters win 4-0 in one of the most amazing finals in recent memory. Lowest scoring since 1992 - Dragons beat Newcastle 3-2 then the Steelers 4-0 a week later.

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PENALTY Sea Eagles - strip on Hiku. This will be it...

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Terrible last tackle kick from Maloney sees a scrum form for Manly on their own 40m. Thirty-three seconds on the clock. One play. Here we go.

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Silly offload from Glenn Stewart and it's picked out of the air by Maloney! Roosters with it, 90 seconds remain...

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Last for Manly... PENALTY for a high shot on Foran inside the Roosters 40m. NOW or NEVER!

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Roosters grubber from Maloney deflects and ends up in the arms of an Eagles player... who was surely offside. Not called though, play on and Manly work it out.

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Roosters scrum on halfway after a Manly 5th tackle kick ricochets into touch without being played at.

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Ballin hasn't found touch! Roosters have it!!!!!! They'll work it off their own 20m.

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Great break by DCE out of his own half up to halfway. Manly PENALTY now and here we go, another chance for the Silvertails...

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Roosters with superb defence hold the Sea Eagles out and will get a 10m handover after Manly knock it on last tackle.

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And now a penalty on tackle two to Manly, Roosters messing around in the ruck. Manly tap it.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Michael Jennings makes an unforced error.

Tupou misses a bomb catch and the lightest of touches has Jennings knocking on. Manly scrum. And from the scrum, Roosters bat it down... another Manly scrum!

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Up and back, both sides out on their feet and still thirteen on the clock. You get the feeling this game will come down to one moment of brilliance...

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Brent Kite makes an unforced error.

Ahhhh... Manly looking so ready to cross the line but it comes back to Kite and he can't hold it. Roosters scrum.

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Now a penalty to Manly. This is an amazingly intense finals match.

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Both sides starting to show fatigue... throwing the ball to opposition, errors at the play the ball. Taufua break, throws it to opposition player Pearce... who then knocks on at the play the ball. Manly scrum on their own 30m.

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A cross-field kick on the last for Manly sees Jamie Lyon fall just short of catching. Roosters with it through Jennings... and a penalty now to the home side for Brenton Lawrence going on with a tackle after the held call.

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The answer is no - Manly nab the ball out of the air as the Roosters spread it and DCE's away! Now Manly get a penalty with Maloney holding Cherry-Evans down.

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Taufua can't handle a high ball and it's a Roosters scrum just 10 metres from the Sea Eagles line! Could this be the straw that breaks the Eagles' back?

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Both sides trading good sets with metres being made up the middle. Manly probably looking better at the moment, but Roosters defence holding true.

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Manly with it but Watmough spills his lollies again. Roosters scrum in their own half.

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VIDEO REFEREE for a possible Manly NO TRY. Possible blocker/obstruction and then who put it dead.

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Manly with a penalty on their own line to get them out of trouble.

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Watmough spills it as the Sea Eagles started to warm into some attack footy. Roosters scrum on their own 20m.

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Cummins blows time on, we have action for the second half. Manly with it first running right to left.

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HALFTIME at Allianz Stadium here in the second qualifying final, the Roosters are holding strong 4-0 over the Sea Eagles.

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Roosters spill it. Manly scrum inside their own 20m.

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Roosters tackle Hiku in-goal, Manly line drop out.

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Superb chip and chase, DCE for Foran and Kieran picks it up but has no support, throws it to the Roosters!

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George Rose will come on for Fa'aoso. Richie's head went straight into the hip of Dylan Napa. Play will resume now. Fa'aoso indicates a hand symbol as he leaves the field, seems like he'll be okay.

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Richie Fa'aoso is down injured, he looks very unwell, quite dazed. Possible concussion.

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NO TRY for Manly. We have a penalty to Manly for Anthony Minichiello using his boot dangerously.

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VIDEO REFEREE for what the officials are saying is NO TRY to Steve Matai. Checking grounding.

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Matai down injured off a Mitchell Pearce high shot here. Penalty Sea Eagles.

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Great play from Manly again, Williams with another break then Cherry-Evans puts in a handy grubber which sees his chasing defenders trap James Maloney in goal.

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David Williams away off a superb Jamie Lyon offload, Williams then forced to pass to Cherry-Evans in support but DCE can't handle it. Roosters scrum 15m out from their own line.

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Manly's right side coping well with Daniel Tupou, he goes for the corner again but is dragged into touch well short of the line. Sea Eagles scrum 10m out.

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Roosters with a penalty now, too long in the ruck from the Sea Eagles. Set starts on their own 40m.

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Penalty for Manly... they'll finally get a decent attacking set here.

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Daniel Tupou gets across... in the corner.... nope. In touch and drops it. Manly scrum.

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

It's awarded! Great James Maloney grubber and RTS gets to it before the dead ball line, the minor premiers are on the board first. Maloney misses the sideline conversion attempt.

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Roosters TRY to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck... checking grounding and dead ball line...

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Great stuff from Tuivasa-Sheck and Kenny-Dowall to take Jorge Taufua into touch. Solid Roosters defence on the edge. Roosters with it near halfway now.

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Forward pass ruled against the Roosters, Tupou looking likely off a Jennings ball but it's called back for a Manly scrum.

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Terrible news for the Roosters after just a couple of minutes with Sam Moa leaving the field injured.

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We are underway, Roosters first ball... O'Donnell mashed by four defenders on the first tackle, forced back a good 10 metres.

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Both clubs out on the park for this crucial qualifying final. The winner goes to host a Week 3 Preliminary Final, in all likelihood back here at Allianz. Roosters in navy, Manly in white. We're ready!

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Earlier today the Roosters were thumped 48-22 with a late Penrith flurry in their Holden Cup qualifying final. the Roosters will host the Warriors next week in the 20's.

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TEAM NEWS: Roosters – Jared Waerea-Hargreaves ruled out on Tuesday through suspension, Luke O'Donnell will start in his place at prop. Aidan Guerra comes off the bench and starts, along side Mitchell Aubusson. Martin Kennedy is added to the bench with Isaac Liu out.

Sea Eagles - Brett Stewart as expected has been ruled out, Peta Hiku starts at fullback in jersey #19. David Williams comes on the wing. Jamie Buhrer on bench for David Gower.

Roosters: 1. Anthony Minichiello 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 18. Luke O'Donnell 9. Jake Friend 10. Sam Moa 11. Mitchell Aubusson 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Frank-Paul Nuuausala
Interchange: 14. Daniel Mortimer 15. Aidan Guerra 17. Dylan Napa 19. Martin Kennedy

Sea Eagles: 19. Peta Hiku 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Jamie Lyon 4. Steve Matai 5. David Williams 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Brenton Lawrence 9. Matt Ballin 10. Brent Kite 11. Anthony Watmough 12. Justin Horo 13. Glenn Stewart
Interchange: 14. Richie Fa'aoso 15. Tom Symonds 17. George Rose 20. Jamie Buhrer

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Referees: Ben Cummins, Gerard Sutton, Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Grant Atkins, Steve Carrall

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Luke Patten

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (4)
Tries: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
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Conversions: James Maloney (0/1)
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MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (0)
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