80:00
Sun 13 August 2017
Leichhardt Oval - Crowd: 12208
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FULL TIME - A thrilling end with the Tigers coming back from 20-6 down at the break to stun Manly 30-26! Stay tuned for the full time wrap.

Wests Tigers 30-26

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea successful.

Lolohea sends it over and the Tigers win!

Wests Tigers 30-26

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Malakai Watene-Zelezniak. Kick to come.

The Tigers look like they are going to win it! Tedesco finds Naiqama and MWZ strolls over unmarked!

Wests Tigers 28-26

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BUNKER - Watene-Zelezniak may have won it! Checking obstruction.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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Great kicky by Lolohea but the chase isn't there and Wright does well to bring it out. But now Parker drops the ball and the Tigers have a scrum 10 out! What a chance they have now!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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Penalty Tigers after Uate takes Watene-Zelezniak in the air! The Tigers will start their set on their own 40 metre line and this may be their best chance to steal the win.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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Great ball by Tedesco and Nofoaluma almost looks certain to score but great defence by Wright to deny him!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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A great duo of tackles from Woods forces Manly to kick within their own 40 and the Tigers have it on halfway on the second and Teddy takes a run now and the Tigers are 30 out. Lolohea kicks early but Wright dives on it 5 out from his own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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Brilliant take by DCE! Brooks grubbers and DCE spins to take it and now Manly work their way out from their own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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Great kick by Brooks to force the drop out! We have a thriller coming up with ten minutes remaining and the score line still remaining at 26-24 to Manly.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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Tedesco is hit high by Taupau and Manly will now be forced to defend! The home side start their set 35 out.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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Great take by Chee-Kam of the Green grubber and the Tigers have survived!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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Brooks with a brilliant take of a DCE kick but then he drops it! Manly 10 out. If they score here that might be it!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea successful.

Lolohea makes no mistake!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-24

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Sauaso Sue. Kick to come.

And now the Tigers hit back! Sue barges over multiple tackles and game back on again!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-22

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And Perrett now drops the ball on the first tackle!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Matthew Wright successful.

26-18 with 20 to go.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-18

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Lloyd Perrett. Kick to come.

And just like that Manly regain ascendancy after Perrett charged over!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-18

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Tedesco drops it off the kick off! It was a great kick with the fullback under immense pressure and now Manly are 10 out, this would be one big blow if they scored. Now they earn a penalty.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea successful.

Lolohea reduces the deficit to just two.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-18

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Tuimoala Lolohea. Kick to come.

Lolohea takes the line on and reaches out to score!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-16

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And another penalty with Green and Parker ruled to have held Marsters down too long.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-12

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Tedesco now breaks through and finds Lolohea in support and the Tigers are 10 out on the last! Tedesco grubbers and now the Tigers get a penalty for offside. It would be quite the turnaround if they score here!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea successful.

Beautiful strike and game on!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-12

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Kevin Naiqama. Kick to come.

DEJA VU! Trbojevic throws it to Nofoaluma again and the Tigers will take full advantage this time after Naiqama stepped through the defence out wide.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-10

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Trbojevic passes straight to Nofoaluma who is away but dragged down on halfway! Now Naiqama makes a run and the Tigers are just 10 out but yet again their last tackle lets them down after a poor grubber from Tedesco and now Littlejohn gives away the penalty. Manly will begin their set on their own 25 metre line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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Now Eisenhuth has dropped the ball 30 out from his own line and Manly will have a chance to put the Tigers away.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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A better chase on Lolohea's bomb and good pressure sees Trbojevic tackled 20 out from his own line. DCE returns serve with a bomb of his own but no one even tries to take it and it bounces out.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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Just a solid set from the Tigers to open this one. Brooks bombs straight to Trbojevic on the last. In other news, McIlwrick won't be back after failing his HIA test. Another dent in the home side's hopes of a miracle today.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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Manly kick us off in the second half!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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HALF TIME - Possession is reasonably evenly spread yet Manly lead the Tigers 20-6. The home side have shown energy in attack but it has looked clunky at best. Meanwhile, in defence they have been worse. It's hard to see the Tigers coming back from this one but stranger things have happened. Stay tuned for the second half!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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Tedesco has kicked it dead on the last. Manly may have one final shot to put this to bed.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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Manly with a left side raid but a forward pass is called from Trbojevic to Parker. Just over 2 minutes remain. Tigers with a scrum 40 out from the Manly line. Can they bounce back?

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Matthew Wright unsuccessful.

Now Wright hits the posts!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

Brute strength from Uate who had no space and he gets past Watene-Zelezniak to score out wide!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6

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BAD PENALTY! Eisenhuth holds on too long on the LAST tackle. Manly with a full set 10 out.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16-6

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Jack Littlejohn is offside trying to put on a hit and Manly kick of their set 40 out from the Tigers line. A try here may just break the Tigers. They have not defended well when put under pressure so far.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16-6

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Perfect set after points from Manly with Uate nailing MWZ after the winger took the bomb. The Tigers kick off their set on their own 10 metre line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Matthew Wright unsuccessful.

Perfect aim from Wright but it doesn't have the legs to go over.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16-6

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

Beautiful ball from DCE and Uate gets on the outside to score! The Tigers showed energy in attack but are lacking quite a bit in defence so far.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16-6

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Hands on the ball now from Marsters and DCE finds touch 40 out from his own line.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Matthew Wright successful.

Wright sends it over from right in front.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-6

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Daly Cherry-Evans. Kick to come.

A double for the halfback! Tom Trbojevic scoots out of dummy-half and grubbers for the goal posts pad and nails it with DCE scooping up the scraps. Despite their dominance in possession, the Tigers now trail 10-6 after 24 minutes.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10-6

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DCE boots for a 40/20 on the 4th but Tedesco is there to clean it up and now the Tigers explore the edges within their own 20, offloading on a number of occasions before Brooks is taken 40 out from his own line on the second. A nice bit of depth here from the Tigers but Tedesco drops it as Brooks passes it inside with Manly defenders surrounding the fullback.

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Despite their energy, the Tigers are looking lost and rudderless in attack today. DCE puts pressure on Lolohea and forces the error. A lot of sideways running from the home side so far.

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Another full set coming up for the Tigers. Green knocks down a possible pass from Lolohea to Tedesco.

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The Tigers are certain offloading a lot this afternoon, it unravels their fifth tackle however, but fortunately McIllwrick takes the chance to put the ball in goal and force the drop out.

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Magnificent try-saving tackle by DCE after Tedesco almost put Chee-Kam through! On the last, Naiqama is given the ball and kicks straight into the opposition's feet but now the Tigers have the ball back after an error from Lawrence. They are 5 out!

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Matt McIlwrick takes a dart from dummy-half and Taupau swings in and takes him high and now the Tigers have a chance to hit back, beginning their set 30 out from the Manly line.

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And Green double pumps but runs behind Lawrence and an obstruction is ruled. Good early call by the refs there. Tigers on their own 40 metre line to begin their set.

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Momentum swinging back to Manly. Koroisau with a good, quick pass to Walker, who sprints at the line and is taken high by Grant. Big set in defence coming up for the Tigers with Manly 30 out.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Conversion attempt by Matthew Wright successful.

Matthew Wright sends it over and we are locked up again!

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Scored by Daly Cherry-Evans. Kick to come.

Koroisau fools Grant out of dummy-half and bursts through and draws and passes for DCE! A simple try there and a big blow for the home side after an impressive start to this one.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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Big run by Tedesco on the 4th and he finds Brooks in support and the Tigers find themselves 20 out from the Manly line on the last. Lolohea grubbers for himself but Tommy Trbojevic is there to clean it up. Great energy ealy from the home side but now Manly have hit back!

Wests Tigers 6-0

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Lolohea kicks straight to Uate on the last and the winger brings the ball up to his own 35 metre line. The Tigers, however, are stepping up in defence, rushing up on Lane and later halting Tapau's attempt to gain metres. On the last, DCE bombs but Nofoaluma has it.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea successful.

Lolohea pilots that one over and the Tigers now lead 6-0.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Elijah Taylor. Kick to come.

Deceptive! He got up looking unconvinced with himself but Taylor has done enough to ground the ball and open the scoring this afternoon. Tigers 4-0 after 7 minutes.

Wests Tigers 4-0

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BUNKER - Brooks grubbers, Taylor has the perfect chance to ground it but looks like he bounced it!

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The opening penalty of the day goes to the Tigers after Green had a hand on the ball. Tigers on halfway on the first.

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Now Lawrence is ruled to have knocked the ball on 15 out from the Tigers' line. Looks like a tough call but nevertheless the home side receive the ball.

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Tigers getting offload happy early here - Woods takes Lane on and pops an offload for Tedesco on halfway and he tries that exact play himself but his offload was forward and the Sea Eagles get the ball 40 out from their own line.

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A strong first set from the Tigers to kick this off now! Marsters sends Nofoaluma streaking down the sideline but he is tackled. The Tigers have an overlap on the left side on the last but fail to execute and Manly will survive an early scare.

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And we are underway here at Leichhardt! Manly receive the ball off the kick-off with Martin Taupau taking the first run at the Tigers' defence. Wright then comes in off the wing to take a run before Lawrence does likewise. Winterstein takes a hit up on the fourth and is followed by Trbojevic before DCE kicks on the last to Nofoaluma.

The Tigers have been improving in recent weeks and this one should therefore be close for 60 or so minutes but the class of DCE and co. should get Manly home in a tight one.

Good afternoon and welcome to League Unlimited's Live Update of today's Sunday afternoon classic between the Tigers and Manly. Just the one change with Michael Chee-Kam returning to the starting line up in place of the injured Chris Lawrence, with Josh Aloiai coming onto the bench.

Referees:

Referees: Grant Atkins, Chris James

Touch Judges: Chris Sutton, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Ben Galea

WESTS TIGERS (30)
Tries: Elijah Taylor, Tuimoala Lolohea, Kevin Naiqama, Sauaso Sue, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
Field Goals:
Conversions: Tuimoala Lolohea (5/5)
Penalty Goals:

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (26)
Tries: Daly Cherry-Evans (2), Akuila Uate (2), Lloyd Perrett
Field Goals:
Conversions: Matthew Wright (3/5)
Penalty Goals: