Rugby League

Wests Tigers
36
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
22
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Match Tracker

Wests Tigers
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
H1
16
10

    Wests Tigers Events

  • 6 mins - Try, D.Nofoaluma
  • 20 mins - Try, K.Naiqama
  • 21 mins - Conversion, M.Moses
  • 23 mins - Try, J.Tedesco
  • 24 mins - Conversion, M.Moses

    Wests Tigers and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Events

  • 3 mins - Penalty goal, J.Lyon
  • 32 mins - Try, L.Brown
  • 37 mins - Try, D.Walker
H2
20
12

    Wests Tigers Events

  • 50 mins - Try, J.Rankin
  • 58 mins - Try, D.Nofoaluma
  • 65 mins - Penalty goal, M.Moses
  • 71 mins - Try, J.Tedesco
  • 72 mins - Conversion, M.Moses
  • 78 mins - Try, J.Tedesco

    Wests Tigers and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Events

  • 42 mins - Try, J.Taufua
  • 44 mins - Conversion, J.Lyon
  • 74 mins - Try, M.Taupau
  • 74 mins - Conversion, J.Lyon
ET
0
0

    Wests Tigers Events

    Wests Tigers and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Events

Scorers

Wests Tigers
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Goal Scorers Wests Tigers Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Tries Nofoaluma (2), Naiqama (1), Tedesco (3), Rankin (1) Brown (1), Walker (1), Taufua (1), Taupau (1)
Conversions Moses (3/7) Lyon (2/4)
Penalty Goals Moses (1/1) Lyon (1/1)
Field Goals

Team Statistics

Wests Tigers
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

Statistics

Wests Tigers Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Tries 7 4
Conversions 3 2
Penalty Goals 1 1
Field Goals 0 0
Wests TigersGoal Scorers
Players R RM OF LB TA K T MT PC ER
J.Aloiai 5 42 1 0 0 0 17 1 0 1
L.Brooks 3 22 0 0 1 7 11 1 0 0
M.Cherrington 3 24 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0
T.Grant 16 165 0 0 0 0 23 0 2 0
D.Halatau 3 30 0 0 0 0 16 2 0 1
C.Lawrence 13 117 0 0 0 0 21 1 1 0
K.Lovett 14 111 0 0 0 0 25 1 1 0
M.Moses 1 6 0 1 3 8 10 5 0 0
K.Naiqama 8 113 1 2 2 0 19 3 0 0
D.Nofoaluma 8 85 0 1 0 0 11 3 0 2
J.Rankin 12 97 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
A.Seumanufagai 11 126 0 0 0 0 21 1 0 0
T.Simona 8 73 0 0 0 1 9 1 0 2
C.Sironen 2 18 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
S.Sue 13 124 0 0 0 0 15 3 1 1
J.Tedesco 16 170 0 3 1 0 5 1 1 0
A.Woods 18 196 0 0 0 0 27 1 1 0
Manly-Warringah Sea EaglesGoal Scorers
Players R RM OF LB TA K T MT PC ER
L.Brown 5 41 1 1 0 0 23 1 1 2
D.Cherry-Evans 2 17 1 0 0 7 21 1 1 0
N.Green 2 22 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2
A.Koroisau 3 36 0 0 0 0 24 2 0 1
B.Lawrence 11 114 2 0 0 0 25 1 1 0
J.Lyon 7 66 0 0 0 1 14 1 0 0
S.Matai 15 147 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 0
N.Myles 10 102 0 0 0 0 37 7 1 2
M.Parcell 3 35 1 0 0 0 26 1 0 1
J.Starling 9 89 0 0 0 0 19 1 0 0
J.Taufua 10 92 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Taupau 11 165 0 2 0 0 31 1 1 1
J.Trbojevic 11 86 0 0 1 0 46 1 1 1
T.Trbojevic 9 89 1 0 1 0 6 0 1 0
S.Vave 7 83 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0
D.Walker 3 53 2 1 0 2 15 4 0 0
B.Wiliame 8 64 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1

Match Details

Wests Tigers
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
START TIME
7:00PM
WEATHER
Unknown
VENUE
Leichhardt Oval
Referees
Bernard Sutton, Chris James, Henry Perenara, Jared Maxwell, Jeff Younis, Luke Patten, Tim Roby

Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses star as Wests Tigers heap misery on Manly Sea Eagles

Tigers 36 Sea Eagles 22

Main man: James Tedesco grabbed a brilliant hat trick in the big win.
Main man: James Tedesco grabbed a brilliant hat trick in the big win. Photo: Getty Images

In-demand halves Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses sent their market values up another cog and put rivals clubs on red alert, shredding a winless Manly as the Tigers preserved their unbeaten start to the season.

Jason Taylor's Generation Next proved the future might very well be here and now as his off-contract conductors, having slowed negotiations before an expected final decision mid-year on their 2017 homes, steered a sometimes nervy Tigers to a welcome home win.

Party time: The Tigers celebrate one of their seven tries.
Party time: The Tigers celebrate one of their seven tries. Photo: Getty Images

Having threatened to butcher a huge half-time buffer against the Warriors in the opening round, the Tigers surrendered an early 14-point lead before steadying to sink a slightly improved Manly 36-22 at Leichhardt Oval.

The tale of two coaches has taken differing fortunes in the opening fortnight; Taylor's troubled tenure looking a little more secure as Trent Barrett's introduction to the NRL coaching furnace shows no signs of cooling.

But it is perhaps the Tigers' former premiership hero Mark O'Neill, the joint venture's new general manager, who is the man most under pressure as he ponders how to secure Brooks and Moses on new deals.

The salary cap squeeze won't be any easier though as Brooks, who wore James Bond's "007" on his back against Manly while having a hand in all six Tigers tries, and Moses were at their scheming best.

Lewis Brown is taken down by a pair of Tigers.
Lewis Brown is taken down by a pair of Tigers. Photo: Getty Images

The duo's display was somewhat tempered with the early withdrawal of fellow fresh-faced twenty-something Curtis Sironen, who limped from the field with a hamstring injury after just 10 minutes.

Manly's left-edge defence copped a particular working over with Souths recruit Dylan Walker and Steve Matai powerless to stop a rampant Tigers, who will fancy themselves to remain flawless through three rounds with a trip to the Gold Coast on Saturday night.

Despite peeling off three tries in the space of 10 minutes either side of half-time to level the scores, Barrett's new-look Manly displayed teething for a second straight week.

The rivalry between the clubs might not quite be a throwback to the Silvertails and Fibros days, but if recent history has been any guide the modern day scoreboard has been anything but kind to the traditional battlers. Of their last six meetings the Tigers had lost five.

Someone forgot to tell this batch of Tigers cubs. At least it wasn't part of Jason Taylor's mid-week address.

After Jamie Lyon slotted a penalty goal to open the scoring for the visitors, it turned out to be the Brooks and Moses show as they blasted to a 16-2 lead.

Game over? This is the Jekyll and Hyde Tigers after all. And maybe Manly's new boys sensed it.

Penrith recruit Lewis Brown wrestled four defenders over the line from an innocuous dummy-half play to reduce the margin before Souths' premiership winner Walker tormented Moses to scamper through a feeble effort.

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