Sydney Roosters vs Manly Sea Eagles – Qualifying Final 2: NRL live scores, blog

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    Roosters Vs. Manly

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 15 September, 2013

    Allianz Stadium, NSW
    Roosters 4 defeated Manly 0
    Roosters Manly
    1 TRIES 0
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Important moments:
    • Roosters took the lead at the 11 min. mark 1st half
    • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (SydR) scored at the 9 min. mark 1st half
    Referee: Cummins, B
    Touch judges: Atkins, G & Carrall, S

    A cracking contest awaits as minor premiers the Sydney Roosters clash against rivals the Manly Sea Eagles for the right to host a preliminary final in two weeks time. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7.00pm AEST.

    The Roosters head into their first finals match since 2010 in superb form after beating the Rabbitohs 24-12 last week.

    In front of just under 60,000 fans, Sydney outplayed and outmuscled South Sydney en route to securing their first minor premiership since 2004.

    More importantly, Roosters stars James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Anthony Minichiello and Sonny-Bill Williams played superbly and returned to form after below par performances against Gold Coast and Cronulla respectively.

    The Roosters will have to be at their best again if they are to defeat a Manly side coming off a surprise loss to Penrith at Brookvale Oval.

    Despite racing to a 16 nil lead, the Sea Eagles uncharacteristically took their foot of the pedal and allowed the Panthers to come back and secure a 38-26 victory.

    While such a loss would not have pleased coach Geoff Toovey, the Sea Eagles should be expected to turn up with their best form tonight against the Roosters, especially with Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua and Anthony Watmough back in the fold.


    The Roosters have already defeated Manly twice this season and both those victories were built on the back of superb defensive performances.

    The tricolours were once again back to their defensive best last week against the Rabbitohs as they constantly rushed the likes of Adam Reynolds and John Sutton in attack.

    Expect the Roosters to once again rush up in defence in a bid to unsettle key attacking stars Daly Cherry-Evans, Keiran Foran, Jamie Lyon and the Stewart brothers.

    The Roosters must also stick to the same direct game plan that served them so well against South Sydney.

    When Sydney’s forwards rolled up their sleeves and focused on making yardage, Trent Robinson’s men invariably dominated the contest against South Sydney as evidenced by the back to back tries the Roosters managed to score in the first and second half.

    If forwards Williams, Aidan Guerra, Martin Kennedy, Sam Moa and Frank Paul Nuuausala can reproduce the strong form they showed against the Rabbitohs, then the Roosters will go a long way to matching and perhaps dominating a very strong Manly pack.

    The Roosters will also have to keep an eye on their discipline given that they were once again on the end of a lopsided penalty count against South Sydney.

    Manly are a class outfit and really don’t need too many invitations to make the opposition pay on the scoreboard.

    If the Roosters fail to keep their discipline in check tonight, Manly stars Cherry-Evans, Foran, Lyon and the Stewart brothers will most likely put Sydney to the sword.

    With no love lost between these two great rivals, tonight’s contest promises to one of the most physical and entertaining matches of the year.

    Having come off a morale boosting victory over South Sydney, the Roosters should be expected to fire in front of a big home crowd and secure victory in a nail biting contest.

    Roosters by 4

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    • 10:36am
      Clark said | 10:36am | ! Report

      Best game of the finals so far, with this result we can potentially see a brutal encounter between Souths and Manly if they can beat Cronulla next week.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 10:10am | ! Report

      Thanks Roarsome

    • 10:10am
      Razza said | 10:10am | ! Report

      I didn’t watch a game of Rugby League lastnight, I watched a war and what a war it was.

      That is the type of footy I like to watch, ( as Stirlo said, it was like a mid 80’s Grand Final game with a low score and no quarter given) from either side.

      The Eagles had more chances and blew them then what the Roosters had, but they were not getting through the Roosters defence with grubber kicks ?? and they were baby sitting SBW to keep him quite, but if Steve Matai ( Man of Steel ) was not ankletapped in the Roosters 20 with the last line of defence falling over, then he was under the post, but great defence played from the Roosters all night kept the Eagles, boo hoo hoo to nil, but the Eagles also had a great game in defence to keep the Roosters to one try for 4.

      Was this game a blue print of what we are to expect from now on and in the 2013 Grand Final, hope so, bring it on no matter who plays.


    • 9:43am
      David said | 9:43am | ! Report

      57% of possession wins the Game – not this time so credit goes to the Roosters surely ?

      • 1:06pm
        Stin said | 1:06pm | ! Report

        Awesome game!

        This is JUST a question not an accusation. How many times should a team be allowed to cynically foul on their goal for something other than a penalty to happen? Is there anything beyond penalty after penalty for repeat infringements?

        • 4:02pm
          Tassyscott said | 4:02pm | ! Report

          How many times does a team get a penalty on the opponents goal line and does SFA with it? Manly appeal for ANYTHING. We may never know how good a side they really are unto they play in the spirit of the game

    • 8:39am
      Fran_Gipani said | 8:39am | ! Report

      Pretty sure I said at the end of match Manly played like crap. Nah it doesn’t hurt to say it. Easts deserved it.
      That’s the way the cookie crumbled. We were owned by them all year, the best team last night won… end of story.

    • 9:43pm
      thedon said | 9:43pm | ! Report

      And this game winner was decided by the Ref’s

    • 9:30pm
      belrose eagle said | 9:30pm | ! Report

      good game good D by roosters and good game by refs at last they had no say in the outcome that’s how it should always be and I go for manly

    • 9:16pm
      des right hand said | 9:16pm | ! Report

      Hiku man of the match?? Reason… If it wasn’t for Hiku roosters would of been smashed and manly would of won with ease! With EASE!!! Pathetic boring game

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

        Dude you have no idea ,

        • 9:28pm
          des right hand said | 9:28pm | ! Report

          I have no idea?? Here’s your comment below.. epic what a Fantastic game Hahahahaha YOU have no idea you little egg no idea what so ever if you knew anything about the game you would know that manly owned them all game you would also know that Hiku a rookie filled in for Stewart a rep player witch means you would also know that Stewart has the best strike rate in the game it also seems that if you thought that boring game was fantastic that you don’t watch too much league and just like to.comment like a little pest/egg and you should stay out of my business you shmutt and don’t comment unless your ready for this

          • 9:41pm
            Pest said | 9:41pm | ! Report

            Wow little man embolism , didnt mummy breast feed you ??

            • 10:08pm
              Johnny ca$h said | 10:08pm | ! Report

              Pest I think you made des cry,it’s only a game des ,

          • 9:41pm
            Pest said | 9:41pm | ! Report

            There’s a reason your palms are hairy

          • 9:43pm
            Pest said | 9:43pm | ! Report

            Oh what ,, ya daddy did !!! Ha ha ha

            • Roar Guru

              The Spectator said | 7:02am | ! Report

              What a 2nd half off footy, the first was being a little to influenced, Hiku played well however his lack of game time or points where snake would capitalise Hiku held on, not hikus fault he is getting better and better but my goodness how good is Snake! He adds 25% accross the board, Joey is the only other player to have that effect and if snake comes in next week or the week after Manly are coming!!

          • Roar Guru

            no show said | 10:05pm | ! Report

            calm down boys

            • 10:13pm
              Pest said | 10:13pm | ! Report

              What a sook, mummy has sent him to bed , she hates it when he has his tantys

              • 10:42pm
                des right hand said | 10:42pm | ! Report

                To pest you are the load your mother should of swallowed… Now be gone with you you waste of oxygen..

              • 7:39am
                Pest said | 7:39am | ! Report

                Maybe hairy palms unfortunately for you your the load she did !!

          • 12:15am
            Wozza said | 12:15am | ! Report

            The seagulls have been plucked up the assssss

          • 8:17am
            Tassyscott said | 8:17am | ! Report

            O.k, so I don’t go for either side. East played the better football. Manly never looked like they scored a try & continued their constant whinge about EVERYTHING. Manly milked penalties and had so many squandered opportunities. Sorry, but it’s no wonder every one hates Manly – they don’t play footy in the spirit of the game.

            Talk about owning anything – SBW had a mortgage over Watmough. Watmough shit himself every time SBW came near him, hence 3 knock ons.

            C’mon Manly supporters, your team can’t play fair – but you can. Fess up – never in the hunt, poor game. Try harder next time, Easts wanted it more than you.

      • 12:11am
        Wozza said | 12:11am | ! Report

        What was the penalty count ???

        • 12:36am
          Wozza said | 12:36am | ! Report

          Oh that’s right 12/5 ….roosters weren’t that bad and the seagulls werent that good …

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