Manly Sea Eagles vs Brisbane Broncos highlights: NRL live scores, blog

144 Have your say

Popular article! 8,868 reads


    Scores updated each minute. REFRESH NOW

    Sea Eagles vs Broncos

    NRL, 13 May, 2017

    Fulltime - Sea Eagles 14, Broncos 24
    Sea Eagles   Broncos
    14 FINAL SCORE 24
    3 TRIES 4
    Referee: Ashley Klein
    Touch judges: Michael Wise & Nick Morel
    Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

    Match result:

    A barrage of second-half tries has elevated the Brisbane Broncos to a 24-14 win over the Manly Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

    » Click here to read the full match report

    Final score
    Manly Sea Eagles 14
    Brisbane Broncos 24

    Match preview:

    The Manly Sea Eagles are set to take a home game to the furnace of Suncorp Stadium with an eye on overcoming the Brisbane Broncos. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 7:50pm (AEST).

    The Sydneysiders will ‘play host’ north of the Tweed for the second year running due to the hike in gate sales found in Brisbane and the fact they want to touch base with their strong Brisbane following.

    Manly will be eyeing off their third-straight win tonight off the back of a tenacious two-point win over the Raiders in Canberra and a 46-8 massacre of a hapless Bunnies outfit in the final round before representative round.

    Outstanding metres up the middle lit the flame for Manly’s steamrolling of Souths, winger Akuila Uate making the most of his side’s optimal field territory in bagging a quadruplet of tries.

    Perched in seventh on the ladder, two crucial competition points will be on offer for Trent Barrett’s men as they look to consolidate their position in the top eight.

    Butting heads with the Sea Eagles will be a building Broncos battalion occupying fourth place on the ladder.

    After an indifferent start to their 2017 campaign, in which they won two out of their first five games, Wayne Bennett’s men have banked four imperative wins before State of Origin tests their depth once again.

    The winning streak started at Suncorp Stadium with a comprehensive 32-8 disposal of the Roosters, and Brisbane have since only recorded a completion set percentage of less than 80 on one occasion.

    In line-ups news, Manly have named an unchanged side from their thrashing of the Rabbits, while the Broncos’ James Roberts has been named on an extended bench after sustaining an ankle injury in his side’s match with the Panthers two weeks ago.

    David Mead will start on the wing if the former Gold Coast Titan speedster sits out, and forward George Fai will make his NRL debut off the bench.

    Brisbane have again proved a force to be reckoned with this season at the fortress Suncorp Stadium is, having only fallen in one of their five visits to their home ground this season when a Jonathan Thurston field goal in golden point broke the hearts of the Broncos’ faithful in Round 2.

    Expect Brisbane’s meticulous attention to completion of sets and electric attack to thrive off the back of a Broncos-heavy crowd.

    Broncos by 12.

    Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 7:50pm (AEST).

    If you could choose from any and every NRL player in the competition, who would you pick in your rugby league dream team? Let us know with our team picker right here, and be sure to share it with all your league-loving mates.

    Have Your Say

    If not logged in, please enter your name and email before submitting your comment. Please review our comments policy before posting on the Roar.

    The Crowd Says (144)

    The Roar Live Blog: Latest comments displayed at the top of the page | Click here to jump to leave a comment

    • 6:26am
      Fish said | 6:26am | ! Report

      Good win to Brisbane.

      Manly need to learn that the game goes for 80 minutes.

      Momentum has become such a massive part of the game, whether it be from a mistake or a refs call. There is no denying that momentum shifts in footy these days make for great drama.

      A disappointed Manly fan , but all in all the loss was of their doing and they will learn plenty about the importance of closing a game out.

      By the way it was Nikorimas best game. Did himself plenty of favours.

    • 1:11am
      Sam Hill said | 1:11am | ! Report

      Interesting to read several comments stating that a player may be tackled in the air after a kick has bounced. That must be a commonly ruled interpretation because in the international rules of rugby league there is nothing to state that any tackle on a player jumping for a kicked ball is legal. It really needs to be cleared up regardless, and I would expect some comment from the NRL this week as to what the rule will be going forward. The tackle on Trbojevic was no less dangerous than tackling a player who is jumping to catch a ball on the full. If people are serious about making the game safer then it should really be deemed an illegal tackle.

      • 10:49am
        Jake said | 10:49am | ! Report

        Wow what a silly comment, Sam Hill! Would you also want it to be illegal to tackle a player who jumps to catch a pass too? I agree in some aspects, such as that it is legal to tackle an attacking player in the air. This one always confused me.

        • 4:48pm
          Womblat said | 4:48pm | ! Report

          Sam Hill is right, in fact both of you are. It is legal, but it’s still dangerous and I agree with both of you the rule needs clarity. If the player is off the ground they must be going for the ball, which implies any tackler inside distance must be able to go for the ball too. So just go for the ball, or lay off until the bloke hits terra firma and then take him out. I’m not saying David Mead has a case to answer, he doesn’t under the rules as they stand. But Tommy Turbo would agree he was vulnerable for a second there and under normal circumstances he would have been protected.

          Shame to lose a player his caliber for an extended period.

      • 7:00pm
        thomas c said | 7:00pm | ! Report

        I think they still let you tackle in the air while defending in goal, don’t they? the wiki discussing the 2001 rule change indicated that they consciously preserved an inconsistency in that case. So they’re already in the business of picking and choosing when safety is paramount, or when it alters how the game is played.

    • 12:17am
      thomas c said | 12:17am | ! Report

      The biggest gripe here from manly should be that the rules allow you to attack the player post bounce. If you want dubious calls, you’d need to balance that five metre forward pass against any complaint. The simple truth is that being 14 points up, Manly had good opportunity to close out the game, against a brisbane side that has struggled to deal with even injury hit or cellar dwelling sides in recent weeks. If you play well and lose unfairly, you get to be annoyed. But I’m just not sure you can blame the ref completely for not scoring for 70 minutes.

    • Roar Guru

      Zachary Gates said | 10:53pm | ! Report

      » Click here to read the full match report

      Thanks for joining me for my live blog, and enjoy the remainder of what Indigenous Round has to offer! Until next time …

    • 10:31pm
      Wes said | 10:31pm | ! Report

      Too bad for Manly supporters, easy to forget the blatant forward pass in the first half. Sims pass to Milf was borderline but no were near the 5 metre NFL pass from Manly.

      As for the bouncing ball, stop being whingers, Sure they could make rules to fix this but that doesn’t change the fact that the tackle was within the current rules.

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

      Sea Eagles had the chance to win this but couldn’t find a way through the improved Brisbane defense from the 20mn mark.
      Shame that one eyed posters here are blaming the refs for the bad luck ‘bounces’ for the Manly side.
      Its just chidish and ignorant to harp on about the Tafua lost ball and Tom being tackled in the air TRY decisions.

      1. Tafua lost the ball on impact with pitch, and conclusive footage showed no rake out from Kahu.
      2. Once the ball bounces off a kick, after that catchers are fair game.

      Also if the refs were so ardent to hand Broncs the game, why would they have disallowed Oates 77th min try for DCE taking a soccer dive with Thaiday barely touching him.

      • Roar Guru

        Joel Erickson said | 10:03pm | ! Report

        That second rule needs to change. Just because the ball’s bounced doesn’t stop it from being an extremely dangerous tackle.

        • 10:17pm
          Jimmmy said | 10:17pm | ! Report

          I totally agree Joel but it’s just not the rule now, so decision correct.

          • Roar Guru

            Joel Erickson said | 10:20pm | ! Report

            As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, i don’t like the fact that there are NRL refs that let a blatant, dangerous tackle like that go unpunished. David Mead has purposefully injured Tom Trbojevic, yet gets away with it due to a technicality.

            • Roar Guru

              Emcie said | 10:35pm | ! Report

              Purposefully injured Trbojevic? He landed awkwardly… I think you need to have a lie down mate

              • Roar Guru

                Joel Erickson said | 11:02pm | ! Report

                Landed awkwardly because of the dangerous tackle from Mead.

                At the end of the day, Mead was deliberate in his attack on Trbojevic in the air, so anything that happens from that point forward is on him.

              • 8:10am
                Gray-Hand said | 8:10am | ! Report

                At the end of the day, the referee made his decision.

              • 11:11pm
                monday QB said | 11:11pm | ! Report

                Agree. It’s time for a coffee and bed for Joel!

            • 11:23pm
              B-Unit said | 11:23pm | ! Report

              If you think it’s no different if the ball bounces or not, you better also agree that it shouldn’t matter if it’s the defending or attacking team, because if it didn’t bounce and it was Trbojevic making a tackle on Mead, that’s also fair game under the current rules. So if we change the rule to protect the attacking team as well, what about when a winger is doing a big aerial dive for the corner? Or any player jumping into a tackle. Technically, they are in the air.

              The line has to be drawn somewhere, it’s been drawn where it is, and it’s been pretty black and white for a while.

              Also, they were both in the air when they collided. I’m not saying it was a clear attempt to get to the football, but this is no where near one of those times where a player doesn’t jump and deliberately takes out the jumper…

              • Roar Guru

                Joel Erickson said | 11:34pm | ! Report

                The line is common sense. If you think this is the same as diving for the line, you may have a gross misunderstanding of the way NRL works.

            • 2:10pm
              Gray-Hand said | 2:10pm | ! Report

              Purposefully injured? Seriously? You really think that Mead deliberately sought to rupture ligaments in his opponent’s leg by making that tackle?
              What utter rubbish.

            • Roar Rookie

              William Dalton Davis said | 11:54pm | ! Report

              Don’t be ridiculous. If David mead has purposefully injured Tom then I’m the one who framed OJ. Mead went up in what was a legal play with two objectives in mind. The primary objective was to force a mistake from Tom and the secondary was to put manly under severe pressure close to their try line. Yes tom came down awkwardly and unfortunately may have suffered a severe injury, but to try and display it as if David Mead is some kind of thug is a bit rich.

        • 10:51am
          Jake said | 10:51am | ! Report

          Lots of things are dangerous in our game! We cant stop them all. Would you then make it illegal to tackle a player who jumps to catch a pass too?

          Remember, you are allowed to tackle an attacking player who jumps to catch a bomb.

    • Roar Rookie

      Gaz said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      Kline – worst referee in NRL. Must have seen Archer do something pretty bad.

    • Roar Guru

      Joel Erickson said | 9:46pm | ! Report

      Good to know that you’re allowed to tackle blokes in the air now though. Coaches should be licking their lips, because they’ve got a free avenue to numerous errors now.

      • 10:12pm
        Haz said | 10:12pm | ! Report

        Once the ball bounces, it’s fair game. Only the ones taken on the full the rule applies. Quite contradictory really since it’s for player welfare. But that’s the rule.

        • Roar Rookie

          McTavish said | 10:29pm | ! Report

          Has always been the way. Still allowed to take the attacker in the air or any way you choose so that would need changing too.

          • 9:27am
            Gray-Hand said | 9:27am | ! Report

            If it wasn’t that way, players could just jump in the air to catch every pass, or every bouncing grubber kick and be invulnerable from the defence.

    • Roar Guru

      Zachary Gates said | 9:45pm | ! Report


      Brisbane launch a second-half surge to go from 14-0 down at the break to run away in a canter. That’s one way to continue the theme of one bizarre Super Saturday!

      Stay tuned – match report to come.

    • Roar Guru

      Rellum said | 9:44pm | ! Report

      Let the collective bottom lips of Manly protrude excessively.

      Didn’t see the game but great to get two points.

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

      I agree , even though DCE milked it, it was Sams fault., he needed to change direction. Obstruction all day.

    • 9:42pm
      Tom said | 9:42pm | ! Report

      I can’t stand watching Broncos games, if the bias of the NRL reffing is doubted by anyone – sit down and watch 5 games from the last 2 seasons back to back. You can choose any 5, its blatant. NRL is run by money and markets now, its a sad state.

      • 9:51pm
        Geoff from Bruce Stadium said | 9:51pm | ! Report

        Watching 5 games of Broncos home games back to back would be the closest thing to torture I could think of. The parochial home crowd baying for penalties and the refs obliging them. Guantanamo Bay would be heaven in comparison. But if truth be told the Sea Eagles really fell away in the second half and didn’t deserve to win. Pity because they had put themselves in a dominant position at half time but couldn’t go on with it.

        Why on earth did Manly take their home game to Brisbane – surely they can’t be that desperate for money. Might cost them at the end of the season. The Tommy Turbo injury looked bad – hope he’s OK. He deserves and origin berth as does Anthony Don after tonight’s performances.

        • 9:54pm
          Jimmmy said | 9:54pm | ! Report

          Stop writing sensible stuff.

          • 10:04pm
            Geoff from Bruce Stadium said | 10:04pm | ! Report

            Sorry Jimmy – I was hoping the Sea Eagles could get up but they just seemed to run out of petrol.

        • Roar Guru

          Joel Erickson said | 9:57pm | ! Report

          I don’t agree. Manly were defending really well until those two tries. Also, doesn’t help that a malicious, dangerous tackle took out our most dangerous player.

          • Roar Guru

            eagleJack said | 10:01pm | ! Report

            Nah I tend to agree with Geoff. Manly looked tired after the break. They weren’t attacking with any purpose.

            But they’ll learn from that. Such a young team just finding their feet. They’re building to something special I reckon. But 2017 is a bit too early.

            • Roar Guru

              Joel Erickson said | 10:04pm | ! Report

              Yeah, the attack was off, but the defence was still strong. I believe they could have defended 14 without that tackle.

        • Roar Rookie

          McTavish said | 10:33pm | ! Report

          Except for Manly 3rd try which was only about 3m forward?!

      • 9:53pm
        The H said | 9:53pm | ! Report

        You are 100% correct!
        The NRL’s position is …the Broncos must win
        ….no other team is allowed in Brisbane-ever
        I have fired off two emails to NRL tonight about sub standard biased refs. I know it’s a waste of time but its so frustrating.
        No I’m not a Manly supporter.

        • Roar Guru

          Renegade said | 10:50pm | ! Report

          Did your letter also complain about how they let manly score from a 5m forward pass that Tommy threw for the Taufua try?

        • Roar Rookie

          William Dalton Davis said | 1:10am | ! Report

          I try not to dive into the whole ref bias thing, but this is just ridiculous. Brisbane were not favoured tonight. It’s as simple as that. Penalty count was 5-5 and from memory 3 of the manly penalties given away were all deliberately given away in the last minute or so of the first half defending their line.

          “No other team is allowed (to win?) in Brisbane-ever.” That’s got to be a laugh hasn’t it? If the game is so rigged in Brisbanes favour, then why don’t they have another 15 premierships hanging up?

      • 10:31pm
        Pablo said | 10:31pm | ! Report

        You seem to have forgot to mention the 5m forward pass for one of tries, dont think it was a Brisbane try so maybe that’s how its slipped your one eyed little mind

    , , , , ,