Tigers 30, Sea Eagles 26
The Tigers come from nowhere to steal a win - they dominated the game in several patches but it looked as though they'd have nothing to show for it until a try in the final 90 seconds turned the game on it's head. Manly's chances of the top four are now probably dead and Wests will go back above Newcastle to avoid that dreaded wooden spoon.
Lolohea converts and Manly will have to go short, get the ball back and score in the one play.
Absolute scenes - they check it about 50 times for obstruction but it's sent down with green lights and Wests have stolen this!
Matt Wright picks up the Lolohea grubber and dives back into play - but on tackle one, Parker drops it after a big shot from Grant! They'll pack a scrum 10m out with two minutes to go.
MWZ takes the high bomb near his own line and Uate makes contact in the air! Wests find touch 35 out from their own line and this could be their last good chance.Back to top
Matt Wright saves a try!!
Unbelievable. The Tigers get Nofoaluma out wide on the last and I fully expected him to score, but his opposite man holds him up well before the support comes to bundle Marsters into touch after an offload. What a defensive stand.
Again it's a good defensive set from the Tigers and by the time Teddy returns the kick, the home side are almost at the halfway line. Six to go.
Not a great set from Manly and the Tigers are right back on the attack after a couple of plays - but Lolohea then kicks early in the set and Wright gets back to clean up.
Cherry-Evans with a slips catch to snaffle that Brooks grubber and the chance is gone. Eight to go and Manly can work it out of their own end.
Good kick from Brooks and they'll get six more - ten minutes to go and it's anyone's game.Back to top
Taupau takes Tedesco high and the Tigers can turn defence into attack straight away. Huge chance as Brooks finds touch 35m out.
A grubber from Green this time and Chee-Kam pounces on it - Wests escape and they're still in the contest as we enter the final ten minutes.
Brooks does really well to take the DCE kick on the full at close range, but he then loses it in the tackle! Six more for Manly right on the line!
A bit of a quiet period as the teams trade long kicks before Manly get a penalty for a crusher tackle by Elijah Taylor.
And just like that it's a two point game again. 26-24.Back to top
Sue barges over!
Similarly soft defence from Manly and in the blink of an eye he goes through a couple of awful attempted tackles from Taupau and Winterstein and scores!
Now Perrett loses it on the first hit up! Just like the Tigers did, Manly give the ball straight to the opposition after scoring. Scrum for the Tigers 15m out.
Easy kick from right in front and it's 26-18.
Perrett crashes over!
That was awful defending - soft defence right in the middle of the field as Koroisau takes two steps from dummy half before putting the bench forward in a one-on-one contest right near the line and he easily sheds the tackle of Chee-Kam and grounds it under the posts.
Tedesco loses it on the kick-off! Manly ten metres out now!Back to top