SCRUM DRAGONS - T.Wright gets crunched in a tackle and loses the ball on the first play after the penalty.
PENALTY MANLY - They'll take the tap 10m from the line.
Tom Trbojevic again goes left and links with Kelly, who this time drops the ball cold. Hunt cleans up and runs up to halfway before passing infield, which is taken by Manly.
Widdop misses another sideline conversion.
Hunt kicks to the left side, Tariq Sims taps it back and Macdonald cleans up the loose ball and then scores in the corner.
SCRUM DRAGONS - Tom trbojevic finds space on the left side and throws a forward pass over the top to Kelly, who knocked on for good measure.
PENALTY MANLY - Dragons holding down too long. DCE takes the quick touch finder and Manly will start their set 35m from the Dragons line.
SCRUM MANLY - They'll work it out of their own half now.
Kelly again has a crack at scoring out wide and again he gets taken into touch.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Fonua-Blake looked set to score but it was denied after Thompson was found to have obstructed Frizell. Hunt's kick for touch doesn't go out and Manly start the set from halfway.
SCRUM MANLY - Nightingale drops a regulation pass, 10m from his own line.
Kelly gets a great ball and very nearly scores, but the defence hold him up and barrel him into touch.
PENALTY MANLY - Dragons offside this time.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Hunt takes a quick tap.
WHAT A HIT! Paseka smashes Nightingale!
PENALTY MANLY - Dragons offside. DCE finds touch 35m from the Dragons line.
Manly let the Widdop bomb bounce and Lafai gets the bounce but it's immediately knocked out of his hands by Uate.
Widdop adds the extras from near in front.
Graham surges towards the line and manages to eventually plant the ball down for a try.
Manly players standing around throwing passes and going nowhere, Kelly decides to run and drops the ball. De Belin cleans up and runs 50m before being brought down.
A repeat set for Manly, but they are still unable to find a way through the Dragons line. DCE puts in a grubber, which Hunt cleans up, but he cannoit get back into the field of play.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Thompson on report for a high tackle.
Widdop converts his own try.
Hunt with a grubber from dummy half and Widdop cleans it up and scores a good try near the posts.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Manly hand over more possession to the Dragons.
SCRUM DRAGONS - Jake Trbojevic drops the pill in the tackle.
SCRUM MANLY - Mann very nearly gets to the tryline but the cover defence just pushes him over the sideline.
Back underway. Manly with the first set of the second half.
Some halftime history: When these sides first met in Round 26, 1999, it was at WIN Stadium and the Dragons lead 16-8 at halftime. They went on to win 20-18. Also, both of today's coaches were playing for the Dragons
Widdop makes no mistake this time and right on halftime, the Dragons lead 16-8
Tariq Sims shrugged off every tackle as he spins, runs, spins, runs and then scores a good try.
Hunt's kick sits up and is very nearly pounced on at the death by Widdop, however Taufua taps it dead just in the nick of time.
Hodkinson attempts to find touch but the ball goes dead in goal. 7 tackle set for the Dragons
Hodkinson nails the extras.
Wright gets the ball at second receiver, dummies behind him, flies through the line past Widdop and then steps inside Dufty to score a beautiful solo try.
PENALTY MANLY - McInness gives another away. Manly now move just inside the Dragons half.
Widdop from the left sideline and he is unsuccessful, well according to one touchie and there anyways.
Lafai from dummy half, shaped to pass right, ran left, stepped the second marker and then reached out to score a great solo try.
Hunt grubbers for himself and forces a drop out.
PENALTY DRAGONS - They'll start their set on halfway.
Widdop's sideline conversion just misses.
Dragons swing the ball quickly from the left wing to the right. Dufty steps inside the defence and passes to Mann who scores in the corner.
Hunt runs it on the last and spreads the ball left. Macdonald puts in a kick that is charged down by Manly and regathered by Aitken. Dragons get a fresh set.
Great Dragons defence has hemmed Manly inside their 30m area. DCE gets a huge kick away to relieve some pressure.
SCRUM DRAGONS - They will work the ball off their own line here.
Hodkinson from out towards the left sideline, nails the penalty goal.
PENALTY MANLY - Manly now with a fresh set 10m from the Dragons line.
Great offload by Taupau finds Jake Trbojevic in a play that makes Manly 30 metres.
PENALTY MANLY - McInnes with his hands on the ball in the ruck. Manly gain 20 metres and will start their set 30m from their own line.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Manly's defence takes out a Dragons player on suspicion.
DCE with a crash ball to Thompson on a barnstorming run on a brilliant inside line. Thompson gets over the line but he cannot get the ball down thanks to an immense tackle by the diminutive Dufty, channelling the great efforts of Luke Patten
Tom Trbojevic very sneakily almost broke through the line, but was brought down nicely by Widdop.
DCE Runs it on the last from inside his own half and finds Winterstein who stepped infield and ran 30m downfield, passed to Tom Trbojevic, who threw a quick pass which was intercepted by Frizell
Widdop slots the easy goal.
PENALTY DRAGONS - They're right in front and 10m out from Manly's line. That means Widdop will have a shot at goal.
Taufua loses the ball in a 1-on-1 strip by Widdop just 10m from his own line.
Lafai tried to catch Suli napping out wide there. No luck.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Manly's line moved up too quickly late in the Dragons set. They'll now have a fresh set inside Manly's 30m
SCRUM DRAGONS - Manly find touch 10m from the Dragons line.
Some early settlers and good last tackle kicks by both sides
It was at this ground that these two sides first met back in 1999. On that occasion the Dragons won 20-18
Manly gets us underway at Wollongong.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Jon Stone, Alan Shortall
Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Adam Cassidy
Video Referee: Luke Patten, Ben Cummins
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (32)
Tries: Gareth Widdop, Kurt Mann, Timoteo Lafai, Tariq Sims, James Graham, Nene Macdonald
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/6)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)
MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (8)
Tries: Tom Wright
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Trent Hodkinson (1/1)