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Wests Tigers put dent in Sea Eagles hopes

Sauaso Sue (centre) of the Tigers is congratulated after scoring a try.
Photo: AAP
Sauaso Sue (centre) of the Tigers is congratulated after scoring a try. Photo: AAP

THE NRL's cellar dwellers have proven they can still have a bearing on the makeup of the top eight after the Wests Tigers snatched a thrilling 30-26 win over Manly at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Two days after Newcastle upset Parramatta, the 15th-placed Tigers showed they still had plenty to play for despite being out of finals contention, running out winners in front of 12,208 fans.

The Sea Eagles went into the break 20-6 and looked to be on their way to a top four spot, but the home side launched a fight back to stun Trent Barrett's men.

The result means positions six to eight remain wide open in the race to the finals with Penrith, Manly and North Queensland all on 28 points, with St George Illawarra in ninth on 26.

For the Tigers, they move away two points away from the Knights who are likely to end up with their third-straight wooden spoon.

The Wests Tigers burst out of the blocks with plenty of enthusiasm and they were rewarded with points in the eighth minute when Elijah Taylor pounced on a Luke Brooks grubber.

The Sea Eagles hit back when Api Koroisau darted out of marker, beat Tim Grant and passed to Daly Cherry-Evans who finished off.

 

The home side had their chances to retake the lead midway through the first half, but the maroon and white wall held strong.

It was the Sea Eagles who scored next points when Tom Trbojevic kick ricocheted into the hands of Cherry-Evans for his second of the day.

The Manly skipper set up his side's next try in the 29th minute with a long ball out to Akuila Uate who planted it down in the corner.

Uate soon had his second after some great lead-up play from Dylan Walker.

Tigers hooker Matt McIlwrick failed to return in second half after a failing a concussion test.

 

Determined not to start the second half like the first, the Sea Eagles gained some valuable field position straight after the break, but were twice undone by Tom Trbojevic intercept passes with the Tigers scoring through Kevin Naiqama on the second occasion.

The Tigers got themselves within two points when Tuimoala Lolohea took on the defence and won, but the Sea Eagles hit right back through Lloyd Perrett who turned villain after the kick off with a knock-on.

Jesse Sue made Perrett pay when the Tigers forward stepped his way past Martin Taupau and beat another two defenders on his way to the tryline.

A Brad Parker error gave the home side one last shot at glory and they took it with Malakai Watene-Zeleniak finding space out on the left edge to seal the unlikely result.

News Corp Australia

Topics:  manly sea eagles nrl wests tigers



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