Live NYC: Manly lead Wests Tigers 28-16

Wests Tigers will take on Manly Sea Eagles in the Holden Cup LIVE from 5.50pm at Gosford's Bluetongue Stadium.


KICK OFF at Bluetongue Stadium!


1st min: Wests Tigers make a break early in the set with fullback Kurtis Rowe taking an offload and heading downtown.


6th min: Very close to a 40/20 for Wests Tigers five-eighth Curtis Sironen.


11th min: David Nofoaluma can't grab a high ball under pressure in defence. Manly will go on the attack.


13th min: Manly create the overlap, but can't finish the movement.


16th min: Curtis Sironen looking strong at five-eighth. Very involved. Looks to have lots of time to play.


18th min: TRY! Manly crash over through front rower Jake Trbojevic. Good angled run near the posts from the big man.


21st min: Good defence earns a repeat set for Wests Tigers


Wests Tigers go close to scoring through Salesi Funaki, but can't register first points.


Try is converted, making it 6-0 to Manly.


28th min: Wests Tigers almost get over, but the last pass goes forward.


29th min: TRY! Manly cross again, hooker Michael Stig crossing after the Sea Eagles take it 100m after Wests Tigers' error.


Kick is converted - Manly lead 12-0.


35th min: TRY! David Nofoaluma flies high for Wests Tigers to claim a Curtis Sironen kick to the corner.


Wests Tigers missed the kick to leave the score 12-4 to Manly.


HALF TIME


Wests Tigers 4 - 12 Manly Sea Eagles


2nd Half

45th min: Wests Tigers denied a try after referee ruled a forward pass from Curtis Sironen to winger Delouise Hoeter.


50th min: Manly score a soft try to half-back Sam Short from close range. Gutherson converted for an 18-4 lead after 51 minutes.


55th min: Gutherson converts penalty goal. Manly lead 20-4.


57th min: A powerful 20 metre run by Nofoaluma saw him pulled down two metres short of the line after beating several defenders. The next play saw hooker Manania Cherrington dart from dummy half only to be held up over the line.


58th min: The end of the set saw Wests Tigees put a grubber kick through only for Gutherson to scoop on the ball in-goal before racing the length of the field to score in the left corner despite desperate chases by Brenden Santi and Kurtis Rowe.


60th min: Gutherson failed to convert his own try from the sideline for a 24-4 lead.


62nd min: Manly score off a crossfield kick to winger Charlie Taylor. Gutherson failed to convert for a 28-4 lead.


68th min: Wests Tigers try to second-rower Salesi Funaki under pos. Rudolph converted. Manly lead 28-10


77th min: Wests Tigers try to Funaki, his second, under the posts after a 40 metre run. Rudolph converted. Manly lead 28-16


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