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    Wests Tigers vs Sea Eagles

    NRL, 13 August, 2017

    Leichhardt Oval
    Fulltime - Wests Tigers 30, Sea Eagles 26
    Wests Tigers   Sea Eagles
    30 FINAL SCORE 26
    5 TRIES 5
    Referee: Grant Atkins
    Touch judges: Chris Sutton & Dave Ryan
    Video Referee: Bernard Sutton

    Match result:

    The Wests Tigers are back in the winner’s circle, beating the Manly Sea Eagles 30-26 in a highly entertaining contest this afternoon.

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    Final score
    Wests Tigers 30
    Manly Sea Eagles 26

    Match preview:

    The Manly Sea Eagles got their premiership campaign back on track against the Sydney Roosters last week but need to be weary of a Wests Tigers side in pretty good form. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4pm AEST.

    Despite sitting at opposite ends of the ladder, today’s clash between Manly and Wests should be a competitive affair, similar to the last meeting between the two team’s this year.

    On that occasion, the Sea Eagles secured a 28-16 victory after the Tigers had unexpectedly put up stubborn resistance at Lottoland.

    Fast forward a few rounds and the Tigers are playing well enough to perhaps cause an upset at home this afternoon.

    The Tigers have been competitive in recent matches against finals aspirants the Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers and will fancy their chances of pushing Manly all the way at home.

    While their top eight hopes ended a while ago, the Tigers will be desperate to avoid the wooden spoon, and a win here will go a long way to ensuring that they don’t end up with the tag of being the NRL’s worst performing side in 2017.

    With perfect conditions expected this afternoon in Sydney, today’s contest could very well be a high scoring affair between two teams that love to attack with the footy.

    The battle between James Tedesco and Tom Trbojevic in particular should be great to behold. Tedesco is the current NSW fullback but another strong showing from Tom this afternoon will only strengthen his claim for an Origin jersey next season.

    Tedesco however has very fond memories of the last time these two sides played at Leichhardt Oval, scoring a hat-trick and setting up several tries in a one sided Tigers victory. If Manly wish to secure two priceless competition points today, keeping Tedesco quite is a must.

    The Sea Eagles have plenty to play for but the Tigers should prove dangerous opposition today given recent form. Manly at their best should get the job done but anything less could see the Tigers spring an upset.

    Manly by 8

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    • 4:25pm
      Nick said | 4:25pm | ! Report

      100 % no try

      Cherry Evans shouldn’t have to worry about a defender in the line…if u take the defender out Evans would have been across 3 or 4 more steps which then realises the centre to hold longer and the wingerr to stay out as well…

      Point 2 is tedessco catches the ball on his inside shoulder or directly behind the decoy which all yr has been no try ???

      In my mind after watching nearly every game this YR to see this given a try is very very disappointing after similar given no tries…and hearing gus penrith Gould say try….WTF

      Manly year destroyed on that decision for mine !!

    • 6:50pm
      Fortress said | 6:50pm | ! Report

      Roberto and Souvalis both of u are gronks dead set haters get off this site peanuts for brains at least were in the top 8 where are they trying to hide how crap the tigers are they should of never win obstruction on the last play and a 2 meter forward pass the tab and rorting continues we will make the finals and the both of u smelly turds go back into ur rat infested holes. Manly 4 life!!!!!!!

    • 6:07pm
      Roberto said | 6:07pm | ! Report

      Keep crying wolf, DCE, and you get ignored when it matters the most.

      The battle of avoiding the wooden spoon is getting more interesting than the top 8 battle.
      C’mon Knights and Tigers, keep rolling them in the coming weeks.

    • Roar Guru

      Joel Erickson said | 6:03pm | ! Report

      I just don’t understand the point of the touch judges anymore. That last pass was a metre forward, and the touch judge was in line with it. If they’re not doing their job, they need to lose it.

      • Roar Guru

        eagleJack said | 6:10pm | ! Report

        Especially when that same touchie called a forward pass on Turbo which was wrong.

        I think it’s clear the refs and touch judges don’t understand the forward pass rule. But to be fair I don’t think they go into this profession due to intellect.

        • 6:20pm
          Roberto said | 6:20pm | ! Report

          Turbo and harbour bridge passing – not once, but twice into the same bloke… football intellect missing or not respecting the opposition. Yeah, Ok blame the touchie when Manly were 14 points up.

          • Roar Guru

            Joel Erickson said | 6:22pm | ! Report

            Not sure what that has to do with the poor performance of the touchie…

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 6:02pm | ! Report

      Speaking of classic contests, make sure to join me tomorrow morning at 6.00am AEST for Barcelona – Real on The Roar. Until then, have a good evening.

      Tigers 30
      Manly 26

    • 6:00pm
      Adam said | 6:00pm | ! Report

      I’m not a fan of either team. But blaming the refs is a bit old. 14 points up at half time people. Dropped the ball directly after a kick off. Manly lacked composure at the death

      • Roar Guru

        eagleJack said | 6:11pm | ! Report

        Agree. Manly simply weren’t good enough in that second half. Switched off.

    • Roar Rookie

      Joe said | 5:59pm | ! Report

      Great game in the end but no idea how Manly managed to lose that. Tom T passes that Nofualuma intercepted were the turning points. I thought DCE was obstructed but they should never have been in that position.

      • Roar Guru

        eagleJack said | 6:00pm | ! Report

        Yeah agree Turbo really turned the momentum with those 2 poor passes.

        • Roar Guru

          Renegade said | 6:07pm | ! Report

          Agree, what you think of Taupau’s performance today mate?

          • Roar Guru

            eagleJack said | 6:15pm | ! Report

            Not a great one from him today Rene. Lacked a bit of energy. Put his offload away. I thought AFB was strong through the middle. Lawrence was a passenger.

            • Roar Guru

              Renegade said | 6:19pm | ! Report

              Taupau really is rocks and diamonds isn’t he… AFB is only going to get better too.
              Haha yeah noticed your comments about Lawrence below, I thought he was doing well earlier in the year but yeah had a shocker today.

              • Roar Guru

                eagleJack said | 7:07pm | ! Report

                The good thing with Taupau is that you get far more diamond than rocks performances. Especially this year. Even today he still made the most metres amongst Manly forwards.

                AFB and Perrett are long term gems. Both only 21 & 22 respectively.

                The trouble with Lawrence is that opposition 9s always target him when he has made a tackle. He’s always slow to rise and leaves a gaping hole. It’s painful to watch. Not sure if it’s a fitness thing or issues with his back still. But he really struggles in that area. He also runs terrible lines when lead runner.

      • Roar Pro

        Davico said | 6:47pm | ! Report

        Making a bad read in defense is not obstruction! It is time that players had the responsibility put back on them to actually read the play and not rush up and try to “guess” which player is going to get the ball in order to cut off a try.

        The only reason he rushes up like he does is that he knows that his tackling is not good enough to stop someone one on one.

        • Roar Guru

          eagleJack said | 7:03pm | ! Report

          Are you talking about DCE, the guy who has made more one on one tackles than any other player in the comp? I think his defence is fine.

          I don’t disagree with your statement that the onus should be on the players to read the play better. But the fact is, if DCE had gone to ground it would have been a penalty. The video ref said as much stating that DCE still had an opportunity to make a tackle as he kept his feet.

          Last week the Tigers took 2 blatant dives against the Panthers and were rewarded with no try rulings. DCE should have hit the deck.

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