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The Sydney Roosters have won the Provan-Summons trophy for 2013 with a hard fought 26-18 win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.
From the very first tackle, the game had the signs of being a tough affair with a strong run from Sam Moa forced Glenn Stewart backwards and for the next few tackles was struggling. However, that was the only sign of Roosters dominance in the opening 15 minutes with drop ball and penalties hurting the Roosters.
Manly took advantage of their field position to score in the 9th minute through Jorge Taufua after some good catch and pass play from the Sea Eagles and after the missed conversion they lead 4-0. Not long after a penalty against Jake Friend gifted the Sea Eagles an easy 2 points to take the lead out to 6-0.
That lead didn