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    Warriors vs Sea Eagles

    NRL, 27 August, 2017

    Mt Smart Stadium
    Fulltime - Warriors 21, Sea Eagles 22
    Warriors   Sea Eagles
    21 FINAL SCORE 22
    4 TRIES 3
    Referee: Gavin Badger
    Touch judges: Chris McMillan & Clayton Sharpe
    Video Referee: Ashley Klein

    Match result:

    Cherry-Evans lands the winning field goal for Manly and the Sea Eagles secure their place in the finals in the most dramatic of circumstances here, beating the Warriors 22-21.

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    Final score
    New Zealand Warriors 21
    Manly Sea Eagles 22

    Match preview:

    The Manly Sea Eagles are still in danger of missing out on finals football and need to beat the struggling New Zealand Warriors to keep their premiership dreams alive. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 2pm AEST.

    A couple of months ago, Manly were being touted as premiership dark horses courtesy of a winning run and form renaissance mid-season that had put every team on notice.

    Since a heavy defeat to the Dragons over a month ago, the Sea Eagles have been unable to recover their mojo, suffering poor defeats to the Melbourne Storm, Wests Tigers and Canterbury Bulldogs.

    As it stands, Manly are clinging to a top eight birth and face a tricky assignment against a Warriors team welcoming back Shaun Johnson.

    Although New Zealand’s finals hopes were erased several weeks ago, key players such as Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will be keen to build some form ahead of October’s Rugby League World Cup.

    The Warriors will also be desperate to end a seven-match losing streak and finish the final two rounds of the season with back to back wins heading into 2018.

    Whatever the case, a high scoring contest awaits between two talented but inconsistent sides who still have a lot to work on defensively.

    The biggest concern for Manly involves their inability to keep opposition teams at bay. Even the Bulldogs, the worst attacking team in the competition, managed to put Manly to the sword last week, which speaks volumes about the Sea Eagles’ troubles without the footy.

    If Manly are unable to muscle up in defence, the Warriors are a worthy shot of causing an upset and ending a dreadful winless run. If Manly can click into gear however, the Sea Eagles should have New Zealand covered.

    Sea Eagles by 6

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    • Roar Guru

      BigJ said | 4:39pm | ! Report

      Warriors blow it again, bloody hell the biggest disappointment of the year

    • Roar Guru

      Emcie said | 4:07pm | ! Report

      So raiders are completely out of contention now?

    • 4:04pm
      Tom G said | 4:04pm | ! Report

      I definitely take back the DCE being on holidays comment from earlier.. just a pity it took him so long to impose his class on the game…. his great leadership has taken them into the semis this year. I just hope that they show this heart to start against Panthers next week… my heart couldn’t cope with another finish like that!

    • Roar Rookie

      Joe said | 4:02pm | ! Report

      Great game to watch. Manly too good in the end and DCE gets them home.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:01pm | ! Report

      Join me now for Panthers – Dragons. The Dragons must win now to stay alive…

    • 4:01pm
      Duncan Smith said | 4:01pm | ! Report

      The Warriors are the dumbest team around. Kicking the ball out from kickoff with 3 minutes to go! Idiotic.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:00pm | ! Report

      Cherry-Evans lands the winning field goal for Manly and the Sea Eagles secure their place in the finals in the most dramatic of circumstances here, beating the Warriors 22-21.

      The Warriors competed well and looked to have secured the win when they led by 7 points with 5 minutes remaining. Tom Trbojevic scored a late try to keep Manly in the game before Cherry-Evans once again kicked a clutch field goal to force golden point.

      From there, Manly were composed and Cherry-Evans sealed a remarkable win with yet another field goal that allows Manly to secure a remarkable victory over the Warriors.

      With this result, the Raiders season is officially over and the Dragons now must defeat the Panthers this afternoon to stay in touch with the top eight.

      Overall, a terrific result for the Sea Eagles ahead of a final round clash against the Panthers. The Warriors tried hard but yet again, fail to close out a match they should have gone on to win. Another painful lesson in a painful season for NZ.

      Warriors 21
      Manly 22

    • 3:59pm
      Geoff from Bruce Stadium said | 3:59pm | ! Report

      Wow – hats off to DCE – brilliant kick – great game . Thought Warriors had it won with a few minutes to go but Manly didn’t give up. They deserve to be in the finals after that.

    • Roar Rookie

      Joe said | 3:59pm | ! Report

      What a win by Manly. That was as close as it gets but DCE gets them home with the field goal to complete an amazing comeback win. Great game, Warriors were right in it but Manly too good in the end when it mattered. And now we’re down to 9!

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