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Round 8 - Monday 6th May @ 07:00pm
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L: 9
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Round 8 - Monday 6th May @ 07:00pm
DRAGONS vs. SEA EAGLES
Jubilee Oval
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L: 4
H-T: 4
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CROWD: 11607
H-T: 12
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Fulltime at Kogarah and Manly has defeated the Dragons 24-18.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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The Dragons lose the ball in pursuit of points and Manly will hang on.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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Lyon finds touch 10m from the Dragons line. Dragons with 70 seconds to go 90m and force golden point.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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Dragons throw the ball around and Soward kicks across field where Creagh knocks the ball back but into the arms of Williams.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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Cherry-Evans with an ankle tap on Creagh

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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Great kick from Cherry-Evans puts the ball into the Dragons in-goal.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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Soward chips for Vidot but it's fractionally too big for his winger to drag in. Manly scrum.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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PENALTY Dragons. Hand in the play-the-ball.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Field goal attempt by Daly Cherry-Evans unsuccessful.

Cherry-Evans tries to extend the lead to seven but misses to the right.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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Vidot chips over the top unexplicably and then Manly are awarded a rare penalty.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by Jorge Taufua. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.

Taufua now puts the Eagles back in front! He dragged Fien and Harrison across the line after Stanley raced out of the line. Lyon adds the extras from 20m in from touch.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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Forward pass out of dummy half ruled against the Dragons. Replays suggest it was a tough call. Manly scrum.

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Chase Stanley. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.

Stanley scores the try to lock things up at Kogarah! Fien's second-man play found Nightingale who went through a massive hole in the Manly defence before flicking the ball to Stanley who slid across to score. Soward can't add the extras from just beside the posts.

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PENALTY Dragons. The Kogarah faithful got their wish with their side getting the penalty on the last tackle.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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No Try. Foran took the ball off Nightingale one-on-one but knocked it on attempting to score the try. Dragons play-the-ball.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Manly try.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Scrappy play after the Eagles let the ball bounce. Manly ultimately get possession.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Symonds and de Belin collide heads and the Manly centre has come off second-best and in the hands of the trainers.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Fien scoops up Cherry-Evans' grubber and he needed to as well.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Cherry-Evans attempts a 40/20 but the ball takes a wrong turn. Dragons 10m from their own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Soward's pass to Creagh is knocked on. Meek turnover from the Dragons.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Forward pass from Ballin to Horo. Dragons scrum.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Rein and de Belin get their wires crossed and Rose dives on the loose ball.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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PENALTY Dragons. Manly slowing the play the ball down too much.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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PENALTY Dragons. Manly offside

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Fien attempts a 40/20 but Tonga is back for the Eagles to prevent it.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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Play stopped as Jack Stockwell is treated by the trainer.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Michael Weyman. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

Weyman charges across! They can't take it off the Dragons this time. Rein jumped out of dummy half and delivered a short pass for the big front rower to crash over. Soward adds the extras and it's a four-point ballgame.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-14

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No Try. Another controversial decision is added to the pile this week. Manly dropout.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-8

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Dragons try.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-8

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Soward's kick is charged down. Six more.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-8

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Nathan Green. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.

Green scores his second try for the night after a sweeping second-man play to the left side. Again Soward with the money ball put his winger on the outside before he scored in the corner. Soward's conversion from out wide swings across the face.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-8

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Dragons try.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

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Brett Stewart has not emerged for Manly in the second half and Esi Tonga is out on the wing with Taufua playing fullback.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

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Manly error from Horo first up. Dragons scrum early in the second stanza.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

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Second half is underway. Manly with first use.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

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Halftime at Kogarah and Manly lead the Dragons 18-4.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

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Fien's kick into the in-goal is picked up by Taufua who shimmies his way into the field of play.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

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Soward's bomb is perfectly weighted and Stewart takes it before being bundled back into the in-goal by Nightingale. Manly dropout.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Nathan Green. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.

The weight of possession takes its toll and the Dragons have their first try. Soward's cut-out pass hit Green on the chest and he crosses in the corner. Soward's sideline conversion scrapes the outside of the right post.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-4

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The Dragons second-man play to the right hand side appeared to have created space on the outside but Fien's pass goes behind Vidot and into touch after a Manly touch.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Cherry-Evans hit in a solid tackle and the ball comes loose as he gets up to play it. Dragons scrum.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Cherry-Evans hit in a solid tackle and the ball comes loose as he gets up to play it. Dragons scrum.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Fien's kick is charged down by Watmough and Ballin comes up with a brilliant catch.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Lyon knocks on. Dragons scrum.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Dragons run the ball on the last and Weyman is tackled. Change over.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Manly error sees the Dragons in possession.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Quick hands from Nightingale goes behind Stanley and Vidot and into touch. Manly scrum.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Taufua raced out of the line and jammed Nightingale with a shoulder charge and will be placed on report. PENALTY Dragons.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Soward's pass to Green is knocked on.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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The Dragons force Foran back into the in-goal and get a repeat set.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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PENALTY Dragons. Manly ruled to have had two in the tackle when the strip was made. Replays suggest it might have been a fortunate call.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by Matt Ballin. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.

Ballin dummies and dives over from dummy half after some disappointing goal-line defence from the Dragons. Lyon again converts.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18-0

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Dragons ruled to have played at the ball and Manly have six more.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-0

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by David Williams. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.

David Williams scores the Eagles second as they went to the right side following the departure of Morris. Williams saw a staggered defensive line and muscled his way into the in-goal. Lyon again adds the extras from out wide.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-0

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PENALTY Eagles. Lawrence charges downfield after a Cherry-Evans short ball but Vidot forces the ball loose with a shoulder charge.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Dan Hunt charges onto a short ball from Merrin but the Manly defence holds. Changeover.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Cherry-Evans can't find touch as Vidot acrobatically bats the ball back into the field of play.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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PENALTY Eagles. Dragons offside.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Morris hobbles from the field. Could be some drama for both the Dragons and the Blues with Origin just a month away.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Morris is bundled into touch by Williams as the Manly cover defence came scrambling across. Manly to feed a scrum 10m out.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Stanley is held up in a brilliant try-saving tackle by three Many defenders.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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PENALTY Dragons. Manly offside.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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PENALTY Dragons. Merrin gets up with a quick play-the-ball and Manly keep their hand on the ball.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Cherry-Evans chips over the top of Vidot and the ball skids into touch. Dragons to feed a scrum 10m from their own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Good scrambling defence from Manly forces the error off Frizell.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Vidot scoops up a loose Manly pass and the Dragons go over halfway on tackle three.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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Chase Stanley pops a pass to Vidot but it's ruled forward. Manly scrum.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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No Try. The Dragons are awarded a penalty after Tom Symonds makes contact with Chase Stanley before Taufua dived over in the corner.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Manly try.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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De Belin puts Rein's pass down on halfway. Manly to go on the attack.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by Jamie Lyon. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.

Jamie Lyon opens the scoring with a rather soft try down the Dragons left side. Lyon slid across the line despite Soward attempting to hold him up. Lyon adds the extras from the sideline.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 6-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Manly try.

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The Dragons lose the ball on the second tackle and Manly go on the attack after Morris knocks the ball out of Stewart's hand.

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The Dragons lose the ball on the second tackle and Manly go on the attack after Morris knocks the ball out of Stewart's hand.

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Manly march down the field and Foran's kick is taken well by Vidot.

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Mistake free from the Dragons and Soward's kick is taken by Taufua.

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We're underway!

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Jamie Lyon leads the Eagles out onto Kogarah and they head to the northern end where they will kick off.

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FULLTIME in the Holden Cup match between St George Illawarra and Manly and the Dragons have run out comprehensive 28-6 victors. Kick-off in the main game is about 25 minutes away.

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Three TEAM CHANGES for the Sea Eagles. David Gower, Jamie Buhrer and Peta Hiku are out for Manly with George Rose, Esi Tonga and James Hasson to come into coach Geoff Toovey's squad.

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In TEAM NEWS, Dragons centre Matt Cooper is out with Nathan Green replacing him while Michael Weyman is added to Steve Price's bench and Jack de Belin will start in the run-on side.

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Round 8 of the Telstra Premiership concludes in the southern part of Sydney tonight when the home side St George Illawarra tackle the Manly Sea Eagles. No rain falling just yet but showers are forecast for throughout the game. The Dragons head into the match with a reasonable record against the Eagles which will give them confidence about an upset tonight.

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Dragons: 1. Jason Nightingale 2. Brett Morris 3. Chase Stanley 20. Nathan Green 5. Daniel Vidot 6. Jamie Soward 7. Nathan Fien 8. Dan Hunt 9. Mitch Rein 16 Jack de Belin 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Ben Creagh (c) 13. Trent Merrin
Interchange: 10. Jack Stockwell 14. Bronson Harrison 15. Matt Prior 19. Michael Weyman

Sea Eagles: 1. Brett Stewart 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Jamie Lyon (c) 4. Tom Symonds 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 17. Jesse Sane-Lefao 20. Esi Tonga 21. James Hasson 22. George Rose

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Referees: Ben Cummins, Gavin Morris

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Dave Munro

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Matt Rodwell

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (18)
Tries: Nathan Green (2), Michael Weyman, Chase Stanley
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/4)
Penalty Goals:

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (24)
Tries: Jamie Lyon, David Williams, Matt Ballin, Jorge Taufua
Field Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (4/4)
Penalty Goals:



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