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    The Melbourne Storm and Manly Sea Eagles continue their NRL rivalry. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Brett Crockford)


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    Melbourne Vs. Manly

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 21 May, 2013

    AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
    Melbourne 10 dw. Manly 10 (XT)
    Melbourne Manly
    10 FINAL SCORE 10
    1 TRIES 1
    2/2 PENALTY GOALS 1/2
    0/4 FIELD GOAL 0/3
    Top scorers:
    • Melbourne - Cameron Smith 6pts (0T 3G)
    • Manly - Jamie Lyon 10pts (1T 3G)
    Important moments:
    • Manly drew level at the 17 min. mark extra time
    • Cameron Smith (Melb) scored at the 78 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Hayne, S
    Touch judges: Carrall, S & Beashel, N

    Monday night football dishes up another cracking match-up as the Melbourne Storm hosts the Manly Sea Eagles. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7.00pm AEST.

    With both teams coming off tough losses last week, Melbourne and Manly should be expected to put on a show tonight in a bid to reignite their premiership campaign.

    On their day, both of these teams remain premiership contenders and tonight’s contest is just what these two sides need to rediscover their championship credentials.

    The Storm suffered a surprising 12-10 defeat against Penrith last week which prompted coach Craig Bellamy to proclaim that his side was struggling to match the character and desire for victory of their opposition.

    After back to back losses to the Raiders and Panthers, Melbourne at home should be expected to give it their all against a Manly team coming off a bruising defeat to the Roosters.

    The Sea Eagles had numerous chances to perhaps steal victory against Sydney, but were constantly thwarted by their own mistakes and terrific Roosters defence.

    With Brett Stewart still missing, Manly stars Keiran Foran, Jamie Lyon and Daly Cherry-Evans will have to be at their best if they are to give the Sea Eagles an edge in attack tonight against a Storm outfit desperate to click at home.


    Both Manly and Melbourne are proud clubs and should leave nothing in the tank tonight in a match that promises to be an absolute beauty.

    The Storm have struggled to play at their best at home this season and really need to go back to the formula that has served them so well over the past few years.

    Melbourne pride themselves on strong discipline, good percentage play and low error counts and will need to master all three aspects tonight if they are to return to the winners circle.

    Bellamy would have no doubt put his troops through a rigorous training regime this week in a bid to get the players ready for a tough encounter tonight.

    The same however can be said of Manly coach Geoff Toovey, so expect the Sea Eagles to also be prepared for a war up the middle of the park.

    With both teams fairly evenly matched, the difference between the two teams tonight could very well hinge on Brett Stewart’s absence for Manly.

    Without Stewart chiming into the play, Manly’s attack look disorganised at times against the Roosters and it was this disorganisation that led to the Sea Eagles conceding the opening try against Sydney last week.

    While Melbourne has also struggled in attack in recent weeks, the key trio of Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith remain in the side and a strong performance from either of them should be enough for the Storm to conjure up a tight victory.

    Storm by six.

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    • 9:49am
      Haz said | 9:49am | ! Report

      A big “please explain”. Why did Manly only play 16 players in this game? Why did David Gower get zero game time? That seems like the most ridiculous coaching decision on the planet…

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      Alan Nicolea said | 10:16am | ! Report

      Thanks David

    • 7:14am
      Kai Dittmer said | 7:14am | ! Report

      How would it be 10-10 I thought that Storm would beat manly sea eagles:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      Alan Nicolea said | 9:02pm | ! Report

      Given how well Manly defended tonight, a draw is a just result for both teams in a great game of football. Melbourne did most of the attacking the second half but the Sea Eagles hardly budged tonight. Melbourne did have a wonderful chance to win the game in golden point but Cronk produced a poor field goal attempt close to the posts. Manly were never really in a position to score a field goal themselves but they hang on like they did throughout the match. Manly should be very proud of that defensive effort and that should serve them very well down the track. Melbourne remain winless after three games and now travel to Sydney to take on the Roosters. Thanks for your company tonight

      Storm 10
      Sea Eagles 10

      • 9:20pm
        manlyman said | 9:20pm | ! Report

        Fair result for both teams? What game were you watching my friend? Nobody see the forward passes smith has mastered? The penalty count? Ballins played at the ball call? The knock down on the half way line by storm winger only to be called play on… Play on In extra time at the halfway line. Fair? No not fair the game was a farce!

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          nick richardson said | 10:11pm | ! Report

          +1 to that at the game we got robbed.

          • 10:36pm
            manlyman said | 10:36pm | ! Report

            Which team do you follow?

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              nick richardson said | 11:06pm | ! Report

              No other than the mighty Manly

              • 3:18pm
                manlyman said | 3:18pm | ! Report

                Good man fair to say we were jibbed again like in most games! But this one was truly special I have watched the game twice more and it is so obvious that the refs decided Melbourne would win after we scored.. forward passes unchecked offsides what offside! Bs penalties at the end of both halves to keep them in the game and the most important moment 1st half extra time manly has the ball its the 4th on half way spreading it to Lyon who’s pass is knocked down by Melbournes winger manly regather and the ref says…. Play-on! Bah pathetic

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          Bazzio said | 4:04pm | ! Report

          Agree 100% manlyman ~ I have the same gripe in the Dragons Titans match. Fein threw a backward pass that was called forward on reputation rather than fact, and Titans off-side for the final 20 minutes yet not penalised. What a rort this game has become!

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        Nathan Beuman said | 9:24pm | ! Report

        As a Manly supporter, I couldn’t be happier with their performance tonight. They were rock solid in defence. To be able to hold a team like Melbourne out for that many sets in a row in the second half in a real credit. While they didn’t show a whole lot in attack, they didn’t really have the ball in an attacking position. I would love to see the tackles in each teams 20m. They will take a lot out of that game.

        Although I definitely think Manly were the better side over a majority of the game, I am happy with one point. It will surely ignite the golden point debate, but it would have been heartbreaking for Manly if they walked away with nothing.

        • 10:01pm
          expatwarrior said | 10:01pm | ! Report

          I’d rather see the golden point used come finals time. Ok so a bit of it is to reward both teams for a titanic struggle but mostly I’m sick of the drop kickathon that follows.

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            Nathan Beuman said | 10:21pm | ! Report

            Yeah, if they want to have extra time, make it first try scored. If no try is scored after 10 minutes, then call it a draw. There was no flow to the game because the field goal attempts kept going dead and the defence got to set their line again. The Fox Sports commentator said something like the last 12 (might have actually been higher) golden point games have been decided by a field goal. Thats not what you want to see.

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            The Spectator said | 10:23pm | ! Report

            Golden point, WHATS THE POINT, scrap it and replace it with golden try, as a fan i cling that my side lands it! see my thinking, the players! GOLDEN TRY. Oh and sack all ref’s on the park tonight, shocking. To say it was a game of 2 halves is one thing for players another for ref’s.

      • 9:56pm
        Tax but no rep said | 9:56pm | ! Report

        Did manly get any decisions in the second half – a superb performance by Hayne and Cechin

      • 10:27pm
        I'mastormtrooper2 said | 10:27pm | ! Report

        As far as stats go, other then penalties, Melbourne Storm should have won :-/ … The question that they and their coach need to ask themselves is, is a draw good enough? Although 2 losses and a draw hasn’t knocked them out of the top 4 🙂 … Makes the ladder interesting … The only other thing that makes me wonder is why is there a photo of Brett Stewart and Adam Blair heading this article? Don’t believe either of them played tonight – Stewart out inju red and Blair plays for the Tigers ??? Just putting it out there! Hope the Storm get their first 40 minutes together next week – You’re killing me fella’s!!! Cockadoodledoo …

        • 10:34pm
          manlyman said | 10:34pm | ! Report

          As far as stats go Bahahaha the stats are in your favour because the shameless refs helped you all the way from the moment manly scored there only try to the final buzzer of extra time. Absolute farce! Manly were far the better team if the game was fair Melbourne would of been touched up nicely by a Stewart less manly team. They will be lucky to make the 8 this year. Go manly once again the refs try to break us to no avail don’t believe me ill point out there game changing calls

          • 6:42am
            I'mastormtrooper2 said | 6:42am | ! Report

            Firstly, manlyman, I didn’t get to watch the game, but the radio commentators rated the game and performances even – A draw was fair in their book … I think you may have the wrong end of that stick, you’re beating me with … I read the stats and as I said, except for the penalty count, the Storm should have won, NOT, that they deserved to have won … They had the home-ground advantage, and they had the players and fans, who like me, are probably wondering … However, just like me, they will be aware it was a lot like this in 2012 and it’s a long way until round 26 from here. That’s what you and the media need to take on board … The Storm also have players out injured and Origin duties will put a big dent in their playing group. Remember, the Storm are the only team thus far who have beaten the Rabbitoh’s, so don’t be so quick to write them off …

            • 3:23pm
              manlyman said | 3:23pm | ! Report

              Melbourne had injuries? Who? Chambers! Manly had no king no galavou faoso No STEWART That’s 3 of our regular forwards and the nsw fullback and a rookie fullback in his place.. watch the game my friend and you will see what Bs really is!

    • 9:01pm
      Zaccaaa said | 9:01pm | ! Report

      4-8 in my tips lol

      • 9:11pm
        Silvertail said | 9:11pm | ! Report

        EPIC ,,,,,,,, GO MANLY

        • 9:13pm
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      Alan Nicolea said | 8:59pm | ! Report

      90′ – Melbourne with the 20 metre tap and need a great set here to somehow win this and avoid the draw. Cronk with a kick and its charged down by Horo. Widdop regathers. Widdop with a big kick and it does not make the distance and Hiku regathers. Williams now is away and Harris tackles him! Its a draw!


      Storm 10
      Sea Eagles 10

    • 8:58pm
      Clark said | 8:58pm | ! Report

      I think Adam Blair leaving has settled down this rivalry a little bit

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      Alan Nicolea said | 8:57pm | ! Report

      89′ – Manly now with a good set here as they go over the halfway. Sea Eagles best chance in golden point. Foran with a shot and he misses aswell!

      Storm 10
      Sea Eagles 10

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      Alan Nicolea said | 8:56pm | ! Report

      88′ – This is it surely for both teams. Melbourne right on the attack and so close to the points. Cronk with a drop goal attempt and he hits the post and the ball bounces away!!! Manly survive

      Storm 10
      Sea Eagles 10

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      Alan Nicolea said | 8:55pm | ! Report

      87′ – Manly knock on as Ballin makes an error! Melbourne right on the attack and this is match point for them!

      Storm 10
      Sea Eagles 10

      • 8:56pm
        Matt said | 8:56pm | ! Report

        They’ll be offside all set and it won’t get called. Why bother.

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      Alan Nicolea said | 8:54pm | ! Report

      86′ – Melbourne on the last as Cronk kicks long and Hiku is tackled and driven back

      Storm 10
      Sea Eagles 10

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