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NRL Premiership, Friday, 9 March 2012 - Round 2 - Bluetongue Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Manly
Score
22
Team
Wests Tigers
Score
18
Manly versus Wests Tigers
Players King (42min), Cherry-Evans (48min), Williams (59min) Tries 3 Tries 3 Players Blair (25min), Ryan (68min), Reddy (77min)
Players Lyon 3/3 (100%) Conversions 3 Conversions 2 Players Marshall 2/3 (66%)
Players Lyon 2/2 (100%) Penalty goals 2 Penalty goals 1 Players Marshall 1/1 (100%)
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Manly vs. Wests Tigers

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Matt Groat Wests Tigers: Substitution On Ben Murdoch-Masila
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute Manly: Substitution Off Jason King Manly: Substitution On Darcy Lussick
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Aaron Woods Wests Tigers: Substitution On Junior Moors
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute Wests Tigers: Try Adam Blair
  26. 26 minute Wests Tigers: Conversion Benji Marshall
  27. 27 minute Manly: Substitution Off Brent Kite Manly: Substitution On Vic Mauro
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute Wests Tigers: Penalty Goal Benji Marshall Wests Tigers: Substitution On Matt Groat Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Ben Murdoch-Masila
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute Manly: Substitution On Jason King Manly: Substitution Off Tony Williams
  34. 34 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution On Aaron Woods Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Junior Moors
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time Manly: Penalty Goal Jamie Lyon

Manly vs. Wests Tigers

Manly vs. Wests Tigers

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute Manly: Try Jason King
  3. 43 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Gareth Ellis Wests Tigers: Substitution On Liam Fulton
  4. 44 minute Manly: Conversion Jamie Lyon
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute Manly: Penalty Goal Jamie Lyon
  8. 48 minute Manly: Try Daly Cherry-Evans
  9. 49 minute Manly: Conversion Jamie Lyon
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute
  14. 54 minute
  15. 55 minute Manly: Substitution On Brent Kite Manly: Substitution Off Darcy Lussick
  16. 56 minute Manly: Substitution Off Jason King Manly: Substitution On Tony Williams Manly: Substitution On Jamie Buhrer Manly: Substitution Off Vic Mauro
  17. 57 minute
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute Manly: Try Tony Williams
  20. 60 minute Manly: Conversion Jamie Lyon
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Matt Groat Wests Tigers: Substitution On Ben Murdoch-Masila
  23. 63 minute
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Aaron Woods Wests Tigers: Substitution On Junior Moors
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute Wests Tigers: Try Beau Ryan
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute Wests Tigers: Conversion Miss Benji Marshall
  31. 71 minute Manly: Substitution Off Daniel Harrison Manly: Substitution On Tim Robinson
  32. 72 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Tom Humble Wests Tigers: Substitution On Joel Reddy
  33. 73 minute
  34. 74 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution On Tom Humble Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Matthew Utai
  35. 75 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution On Matt Groat Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Junior Moors
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute Wests Tigers: Try Joel Reddy Wests Tigers: Conversion Benji Marshall
  38. 78 minute
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time

Manly vs. Wests Tigers

Statistics

Match Statistics
ManlyWests Tigers

1 Brett Stewart

1 Tom Humble

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

2 Michael Oldfield

2 Beau Ryan

Try
1

3 Jamie Lyon

Conversion
3
Penalty Goal
2

3 Blake Ayshford

4 Dean Whare

4 Chris Lawrence

5 David Williams

5 Matthew Utai

Substitution Off
1

6 Kieran Foran

6 Benji Marshall

Conversion
2
Penalty Goal
1

7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Try
1

7 Tim Moltzen

8 Jason King

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Aaron Woods

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

9 Matt Ballin

9 Robbie Farah

10 Brent Kite

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Matt Groat

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

11 Anthony Watmough

11 Adam Blair

Try
1

12 Tony Williams

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Gareth Ellis

Substitution Off
1

13 Daniel Harrison

Substitution Off
1

13 Chris Heighington

Match Statistics
Interchange Interchange

Jamie Buhrer

Substitution On
1

Liam Fulton

Substitution On
1

Vic Mauro

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Junior Moors

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

Darcy Lussick

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Joel Reddy

Try
1
Substitution On
1

Tim Robinson

Substitution On
1

Ben Murdoch-Masila

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Manly vs Wests Tigers

  • Possession

    Manly53%
    53% 47%
    Wests Tigers47%
  • Sets

    Manly40
    53% 47%
    Wests Tigers35
  • Completed sets

    Manly32
    57% 43%
    Wests Tigers24
  • Completion rate

    Manly80%
    54% 46%
    Wests Tigers69%
  • Tackles

    Manly270
    47% 53%
    Wests Tigers308
  • Total runs

    Manly156
    51% 49%
    Wests Tigers149
  • Total run metres

    Manly1312m
    52% 48%
    Wests Tigers1195m
  • Hit-ups

    Manly62
    53% 47%
    Wests Tigers55
  • Line breaks

    Manly4
    57% 43%
    Wests Tigers3
  • Offloads

    Manly3
    21% 79%
    Wests Tigers11
  • Kicks

    Manly22
    51% 49%
    Wests Tigers21
  • 40-20 kicks

    Manly0
    50% 50%
    Wests Tigers0
  • Kick metres

    Manly730m
    54% 46%
    Wests Tigers625m
  • Penalties

    Manly6
    46% 54%
    Wests Tigers7
  • Scrums

    Manly6
    50% 50%
    Wests Tigers6
  • Missed tackles

    Manly36
    51% 49%
    Wests Tigers34
  • Errors

    Manly9
    43% 57%
    Wests Tigers12
  • | |
    Manly statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Brett Stewart Fullback 80 7 71 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael Oldfield Winger 1 80 7 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Lyon Centre 1 80 8 75 0 1 0 0 0 2 22
    Dean Whare Centre 2 80 7 68 0 1 0 0 0 1 35
    David Williams Winger 2 80 11 116 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kieran Foran Five-eighth 80 4 32 0 1 0 2 0 6 180
    Daly Cherry-Evans Halfback 80 13 128 0 9 1 1 1 10 430
    Jason King Prop 1 42 14 119 2 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Matt Ballin Hooker 80 7 39 0 0 0 0 0 2 63
    Brent Kite Prop 2 52 13 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Watmough 2nd Row 1 80 17 117 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Williams 2nd Row 2 57 9 110 0 7 2 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Harrison Lock 71 7 49 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Buhrer Interchange 24 9 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Vic Mauro Interchange 29 8 57 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Darcy Lussick Interchange 35 9 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tim Robinson Interchange 9 5 30 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Manly statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Brett Stewart Fullback 80 4 1 1 0 0
    Michael Oldfield Winger 1 80 4 2 1 2 1
    Jamie Lyon Centre 1 80 18 5 1 0 0
    Dean Whare Centre 2 80 9 2 1 0 0
    David Williams Winger 2 80 3 2 0 1 0
    Kieran Foran Five-eighth 80 13 3 3 0 1
    Daly Cherry-Evans Halfback 80 23 1 0 0 0
    Jason King Prop 1 42 20 1 0 0 0
    Matt Ballin Hooker 80 49 3 4 0 1
    Brent Kite Prop 2 52 19 2 1 1 1
    Anthony Watmough 2nd Row 1 80 26 5 0 1 2
    Tony Williams 2nd Row 2 57 13 3 1 1 0
    Daniel Harrison Lock 71 33 2 1 1 1
    Jamie Buhrer Interchange 24 9 0 1 0 0
    Vic Mauro Interchange 29 14 1 0 0 0
    Darcy Lussick Interchange 35 8 1 0 0 2
    Tim Robinson Interchange 9 5 2 1 0 0
    Wests Tigers statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Tom Humble Fullback 78 9 75 2 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Beau Ryan Winger 1 80 9 61 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Blake Ayshford Centre 1 80 7 79 1 4 0 0 0 1 24
    Chris Lawrence Centre 2 80 7 70 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
    Matthew Utai Winger 2 74 13 118 0 10 1 0 0 2 20
    Benji Marshall Five-eighth 80 5 37 0 4 0 1 2 9 296
    Tim Moltzen Halfback 80 6 51 1 3 0 0 0 2 97
    Aaron Woods Prop 1 54 11 73 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Robbie Farah Hooker 80 6 34 1 0 0 1 0 7 188
    Matt Groat Prop 2 51 8 49 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Blair 2nd Row 1 80 8 52 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Gareth Ellis 2nd Row 2 43 11 91 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Heighington Lock 80 16 100 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Fulton Interchange 37 7 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Moors Interchange 21 10 92 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Reddy Interchange 9 3 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila Interchange 34 8 72 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Wests Tigers statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Tom Humble Fullback 78 4 1 0 0 1
    Beau Ryan Winger 1 80 3 1 0 0 0
    Blake Ayshford Centre 1 80 17 0 0 1 0
    Chris Lawrence Centre 2 80 20 2 0 0 0
    Matthew Utai Winger 2 74 2 3 0 1 1
    Benji Marshall Five-eighth 80 13 5 0 0 1
    Tim Moltzen Halfback 80 18 3 0 0 0
    Aaron Woods Prop 1 54 38 4 0 0 0
    Robbie Farah Hooker 80 54 3 1 0 2
    Matt Groat Prop 2 51 32 1 1 0 0
    Adam Blair 2nd Row 1 80 23 6 0 1 1
    Gareth Ellis 2nd Row 2 43 14 3 0 2 2
    Chris Heighington Lock 80 33 1 0 1 0
    Liam Fulton Interchange 37 20 1 1 0 3
    Junior Moors Interchange 21 7 0 0 0 0
    Joel Reddy Interchange 9 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila Interchange 34 10 0 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name RobbieFarah 54
    Runs
    Player name AnthonyWatmough 17
    Line Breaks
    Player name TonyWilliams 2
    Offloads
    Player name JasonKing 2

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:30PM
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Ben CumminsGerard Sutton
    Touch Judges:
    Adam ReidDavid Munro
    Video Ref:
    Russell Smith

    Live: Sea Eagles v Wests Tigers

    I'm sure Toovs will reward the boys with a few more of his classic one-liners in the sheds after that win. Anyway that's it from me. Thanks for joining the blog. Brad Walter and Glenn Jackson will have all the news from the sheds in tomorrow's Sydney Morning Herald and online.

    Cheers

    Cherry-Evans the man of the match.

    The seven minute passage of play after half time was the difference between the two team. Ellis off injured, a couple of Tigers mistakes which Manly took advantage of meant the Tigers were chasing the game.

    80 min: And that's full time. Manly hang on to win. Manly 22-18

    78 min: Tigers on the attack. Farah bomb is cleaned up by Manly. That could be it.

    76 min: Here comes another grandstand finish. Joel Reddy scores after great move - Farah grubber regathered by Lawrence and back into Reddy for the try. Benji converts. Manly 22-18

    74 min: Lawrence flies high and grabs a Farah bomb but Williams wrestles it out of his hands on the way to earth.  

    70 min: Utai's thighs make a great bust down the left-hand side and from 10m out Fulton goes very close to grounding a grubber over the top of Stewart. Video ref called in but it's no try.

    67 min: Marshall grubber into the in-goal. Michael Oldfield can't bat it dead and Beau knows where the ball is. Marshall misses conversion from wide out. Manly 22-12.

    66 min; Tigers get a scrum 10m out. This may be their chance.

    65 min: Into the final quarter, it'll be interesting to see if the Tigers wilt after suffering from last Sunday's sauna game at Leichhardt Oval. If they are to get back it'll need some Marshall magic.

    60 min: 20 mins into the half and Tigers get their first attacking raid of the second stanza. It ends when 'No Frills' Harrison foils a Farah grubber.

    59 min: Manly get six again and then Tony Williams steamrolls Farah from 10m out. He's unstoppable from that distance and Wests Tigers trainers need a couple of shovels to dig Farah out of the turf. Lyon converts. Manly 22-8.

    55 min: Foran chip-bomb is scrambled over the line by the Tigers. Manly will be on the attack again.

    51 min: Ballin good clearing kick finds touch 10m out from Tigers line. It's all the premiers at this stage. Those jokes Toovs was telling during the half-time break have obviously lifted his team.

    47 min: Wooah! Cherry-Evans gaps the Wests Tigers defence 30m out from his own line, throws a couple of dummies and then goes all the way. Manly have turned this game around in 7 minutes. Lyon converts. Manly 16-8.

    44 min: Utai, the man back with the biggest thighs, but worst hands in the game spills the ball on his line. Manly then get a penalty for offside. Lyon takes the penalty goal. Manly 10-8

    43 min: Lovely short ball from Cherry-Evans puts King in from 5m out. Lyon converts. 8-all. Ellis walks off the field, but he's looking in a bad way.

    41 min: Ellis has copped an accidently knee to the top of his leg. He looks in a bad way. Big blow for the Tigers if he has to go off. Humble spills a kick - Manly scrum 10m out.

    Teams heading back on to the pitch, Blair with mouthguard still over his ear - has to be the coolest place to keep your mouthguard between tackles.

    While I'm enjoying my valencia, Foran's having a laugh in the Manly sheds. Toovs must have just told one of his famous gags: "A horse walks into a bar. The barman says 'Why the long face?'" That one cracks up the Eagles every time.

    Time for the half-time advertisement while I grab an orange.

     

    39 min: Penalty to Manly - 40m out. Vic Mauro as a decoy runner is taken out by Heighington. Another penalty to Manly. Siren goes as Lyon lines up the penalty goal. It's good. That's half-time. Tigers 8 Sea Eagles 2

    38 min: Watmough spills the ball - scrum to Tigers on halfway line.

    36 min: Beau knows how to juggle a bomb before claiming it, and then gets a penalty.

    33 min: Farah grubber cleaned up by Cherry-Evans who makes a half-break to the 20m line. Manly dodged a bullet there. Tigers have had all the possession in the last 10 mins.

    31 min: Manly penalised 20m for another play the ball penalty, then back chat takes it to 10m closer. Tigers take the tap.

    28 min: Six again for Tigers 20m out. Manly penalised for being offside. Tigers decide to go for the penalty goal. Debatable - Tigers had them stretched in defence and tap might have been the better option. Marshall puts it through. 8-0 Tigers.

    26 min: Vic Mauro off the bench. Fact: Only first grader with christian name of Vic.

    24 min: Adam Blair strolls through for a try after great bit of Farah to Marshall and brilliant decoy run by Lawrence. He's only scored six tries in his career. Marshall converts. 6-0 Tigers

    21 min: Darcy Lussick stumbles in the play-the-ball and drops it 2m out from the line. Massive let off for the Tigers.

    20 min: Manly receive penalty for ball strip, will go on the attack from 30m out. This will test the Tigers' defence.

    16 min: After a penalty Tigers on the attack, Marshall grubbers into in-goal but Stewart coolly herds it over the dead ball line. Defence from both teams starting to drop off a few tackles.

    14 min: Williams, who has been threatening down the left side, makes a bust from his own 20m to 30m out. Manly run on the last but held out by scrambling Tigers defence. 

    12 min: New boy Harrison gives away a no-frills penalty being offside after a Foran kick. Tigers really needed that to relieve the pressure.

    11 min: Foran grubber in-goal scrambled over dead-ball by Humble.

    9 min: Bad pass from Farah goes out. Manly will be 30m out on the attack after the scrum.

    8 min: Nice right side attack from Manly, Lyon puts in grubber that just beats Williams into the corner post.

    6 min: Beau knows how to defuse a Cherry-Evans bomb after a nice set of six from Manly.

    3 min: Good defence holds the Tigers out and scrum to the Sea Eagles. Watmough still stinking it up with the ref for being penalised.

    2 min: Watmough penalised for not lining up straight in play the ball. Tigers will go on the attack 10m out.

    And we're off.

    Late change to the Wests Tigers with Ben Murdoch-Masala coming on to the bench for Matt Bell.

    Harrison is described at the Manly website as a 'no-frills back-rower' - not sure if that is a wrap or a sledge, but we may find out tonight.

    After all the rain it's a lovely evening up at Gosford. Daniel Harrison will start in place of Glenn Stewart and there were a few whispers about Kieran Foran's fitness but he will start.

    Preamble: Welcome to the Sea Eagles-Wests Tigers live match blog. After a cracking round one of the NRL we can only hope round 2 also produces the goods on-field.

    The anticipated return bout between Glenn Stewart and Adam Blair won't take place tonight after Stewart was ruled out with an injury to his thumb. However for those of you who like a physical confrontation, if there's a repeat of this collision between Jason King and Gareth Ellis from last year's match at Bluetongue Stadium I'm sure you'll be happy. But make sure you come back.

    In honour of Ellis' hit, and his work with Leeds Rhinos in the Super League, the prematch entertainment will be provided by Leeds' finest. It's Gang Of Four with Damaged Goods - how King was feeling after that hit.

     

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    • Hey Ben, It doesn't take that much time to shave, it would be the same as your girlfriend not having a wash. Presuming you have a GIRLfriend.

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