Marsters from in front, converts
Liddle grubbers a loose ball ahead and very nearly grounds it in goal, however it was ruled he was held back by Cherry-Evans and the video ref has awarded a penalty try.
Cherry-Evans converts from the left sideline.
Kelly puts a kick in for Parker who scores in the corner.
SCRUM MANLY - Marsters offloads to Liddle, but the Tigers rake can't hold the ball.
SCRUM TIGERS - Jake Trbojevic with a nice ball for his brother. Tom passes back to Jake, but he can't hold the ball.
SCRUM TIGERS - Manly swing the ball right and Gosiewksi spills the ball close to the tryline.
PENALTY MANLY - Matulino hangs on too long. Manly with another set inside the Tigers 20
PENALTY MANLY - Marsters pinged for an illegal strip.
SCRUM MANLY - Benji's grubber dribbles into touch, 25m from the Manly line.
Koroisau has tried to barge over from dummy half, but lost the ball. Tigers defence holds firm again.
MWZ drops the bomb 10m from his own line and Manly get 6 again.
SCRUM MANLY - The home side get a reprieve and now work the ball into the Tigers half.
PENALTY TIGERS - Lazy Manly defenders offside around the play the ball, Tigers kick for touch from halfway.
SCRUM TIGERS - They will now work the ball out of their own half.
Manly fighting back now. A DCE grubber is knocked dead by the Tigers. They know have their first drop out of the game.
DCE's sideline conversion his the crossbar and then slowly bounces over the bar.
Thompson shrugs off Marsters to score
Looking at a possible try for Joel Thompson
SCRUM TIGERS - Manly knock on at dummy half. They just keep turning over cheap ball.
And Reynolds runs on for his first time in a Tigers jumper, replacing Liddle.
Marsters from right of the posts slots another goal, even though it hit the upright.
Marshall brings the old school sidestep out of the bag of tricks, hops right, steps left in a zig zag line to score.
3 tackles later, Kelly drops the ball in open space. Marsters cleans up and runs 40m back downfield. Tigers 20m from the Manly line now.
Lawrence attempts a cheeky grubber on the Manly line, but loses the ball and Gosiewski picks it up and runs 30m upfield.
Uate fumbles a Brooks grubber in his own in goal. Manly drop out. Tigers continuing where they left off.
Manly on their fourth tackle of the opening set of the second half, lose the ball and the Tigers jump on it, starting their set inside Manly's half.
DCE tries a little kick for his winger, but the kick goes out on the full.
PENALTY MANLY - Tigers again up too quick in defence
Brooks attempts a grubber but turns the ball over.
Benji's kick comes off Manly and back into the hands of Thompson. Tigers get another set 10m out.
Lane drops the ball after receiving a poor pass.
PENALTY MANLY - Uate catches the Tigers edge defence offside. They start their set 10m shy of halfway.
Marsters converts again.
Marshall slices through the tired left side Manly defence after Brooks held the pass up previously.
SCRUM TIGERS - Benji puts up a bomb into the sun. Tom Trbojevic fields the catch in the corner, but he is bundled into touch by MWZ.
Marsters from right in front slots the extras.
Brooks dives over from dummy hald and plants the ball on the line, under the sticks, between Tom Trbojevic's legs.
SCRUM TIGERS - A knock on at dummy half by Manly as they are bringing the ball out of their own half. Here comes the Tigers again.
Parker is being attended to and is coming off for a HIA after getting in an awkward position making a tackle.
SCRUM MANLY - Benji gets the ball on the last, but there's nothing on. Marsters throws an adventurous offload to Nofoaluma, but the ball goes into touch
SCRUM TIGERS - Uate drops the pass from the back of the scrum
SCRUM MANLY - Benji throws a Benji pass that no one can handle and it goes into touch
Benji puts in a firm grubber and Parker bats it dead. Another Manly drop out.
PENALTY TIGERS - Manly offside almost on the halfway line.
SCRUM MANLY - Croker finds touch inside the Tigers 10, after a fast moving set. Their forwards will welcome the chance to inhale.
SCRUM MANLY - Liddle loses the ball 25m from the Manly line.
Croker tries a grubber inside the Tigers half but its Brooks who cleans up. Two tackles later and Thompson makes a break through the middle.
PENALTY MANLY - Tigers too eager to get off their line.. Manly start their set 15m shy of halfway.
Liddle with a poor grubber and the Manly boys survive
Marsters puts in a grubber on the last and Manly are forced to run the ball dead, giving the Tigers yet another set of six.
Brooks has spiders on him today. Another half break and offload there.
Marsters from out on the left side adds another goal.
Brooks runs to the left shortside and turns the ball inside to Naiqama who bust through and runs 40 metres before passing to Watene-Zelezniak who scores a great try out of nothing.
Marsters adds another two.
PENALTY TIGERS - Manly with hands on the ball in the ruck. Tigers to take a shot at two.
Brooks tries again with the grubber. This time he gets his side another set as Walker gets caught in-goal.
Marsters takes over goalkicking duties with the omission of Lolohea - he converts the first try from just beside the uprights.
Perfect grubber through the line from Brooks this time and Chris Lawrence pounces!
Brooks puts a grubber in and Cherry-Evans is forced in-goal, just. Drop-out Manly.
PENALTY - Wests Tigers. First of the day goes to the visitors. The kick finds touch on Manly's 40m from deep inside their own half, great chance for them here.
End to end from both sides to start this one. Plenty of feeling already and a big crowd at the ground they call Lottoland.
We're underway at Brookie. Wests Tigers have first use.
Changes for these two sides ahead of this one - Manly opted for Matt Wright and Taniela Paseka on the bench, omitting Jackson Hastings and Frank Winterstein. Wests Tigers made one change with Josh Aloiai starting and Alex Twal benched.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Ben Cummins, Matt Noyen
Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Drew Gough
Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea
MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (12)
Tries: Joel Thompson, Brad Parker
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (2/2)
WESTS TIGERS (38)
Tries: Chris Lawrence, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Luke Brooks, Benji Marshall (2), Jacob Liddle
Conversions: Esan Marsters (6/6)
Penalty Goals: Esan Marsters (1/1)