Rugby League

Live: Manly Sea Eagles v Wests Tigers

j polson

That's it from us tonight.  A comprehensive seven-try effort from Manly gets the home side the chocolates and, with it, the competition lead, at least until tomorrow when the Bulldogs travel to Melbourne to face the Storm. We'll be back tomorrow evening with Ash Gray in the chair for that one.  Thanks for your company tonight, and be sure to grab a copy of tomorrow's Herald or log on to smh.com.au for all the wash-up as well as the rest of Australia's best sporting news and analysis.  Adios.

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80 min: Lyon adds the extras again.  40-8.

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79 min: They're in again! Entertaining stuff there from the Eagles as Kieran Foran puts a kick over the top, Brett Stewart gets to it before getting it to Cherry-Evans who puts it on the toe himself before diving over the line.  Sea Eagles 38 Tigers 8, kick to come.

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78 min: Conversion successful.  Manly 34 Tigers 8 with two minutes to play.

Try awarded.

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76 min: TRY to Manly.  Daly Cherry-Evans makes the break before passing inside to Brett Stewart and that'll do you.  We're going upstairs, as you do, for no apparent reason but who doesn't love some suspense?  Manly 32 Tigers 8, kick to come.

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72 min: Penalty Tigers.

69 min: Conversion unsuccessful.  Manly 28 Tigers 8.

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69 min: Tigers score again through David Nofoaluma.  Sea Eagles 28 Tigers 8, kick to come.

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67 min: Clinton Gutherson is limping off.  Looks like a corked thigh, but what do I know....

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67 min: Steve Matai passes to no one and that's the end of the that for the Sea Eagles.

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65 min: What appears to be another Tigers' error is a penalty their way.

62 min: Cherry-Evans puts his kick out on the full.

59 min: Conversion unsuccessful.  Score remains 28-4.

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59 min: The Tigers are on the board.  Blake Austin makes the break and is brought down 20m out from the Manly line but once it gets to Chris Lawrence and Keith Lulia there's no stopping him.  Manly 28 Tigers 4, kick to come.

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Make or break: Clinton Gutherson looks for options for the Sea Eagles.
Make or break: Clinton Gutherson looks for options for the Sea Eagles. Photo: Anthony Johnson
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56 min: Matt Ballin can't find a way though.  Fourth tackle for Manly on the half-way line.

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52 min: Jamie Lyon lands the conversion from the sideline.  Manly 28 Tigers 0.

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51 min: TRY.  You can't hold them out long.  Gutherson over in the corner off the back of a sublime cut-out ball from Kieran Foran.  Manly 26 Tigers 0, kick to come.

No try ruled.  Great goal-line defence from the Tigers there.

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