Wests Tigers showed plenty of positive signs in attack but were unable to get the job done against Manly Warringah in Round 19 as the Sea Eagles ran away with a 44-24 victory at Suncorp Stadium.
The loss was compounded with Wests Tigers forwards Luke Garner and Alex Seyfarth suffering injuries and were both unable to finish the match after leaving the field in the opening half an hour.
It was a good weekend for favourites across the NRL in Round 19 with just one upset in eight games — a thrilling two-point victory for Canberra over Parramatta on Thursday night.
Although not convincing results, Melbourne and Penrith continued their winning ways with narrow triumphs over North Queensland and Brisbane respectively — setting up a blockbuster grand final rematch this Saturday.
ROUND 19 RESULTS
- Canberra Raiders 12 def. Parramatta Eels 10
- Sydney Roosters 28 def. Newcastle Knights 8
- Melbourne Storm 20 def. North Queensland Cowboys 16
- South Sydney Rabbitohs 60 def. New Zealand Warriors 22
- Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 44 def. Wests Tigers 24
- Penrith Panthers 18 def. Brisbane Broncos 12
- Gold Coast Titans 32 def. St George Illawarra Dragons 10
- Cronulla Sharks 44 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24
2021 Match Highlights: Rd.19, Sea Eagles vs. Wests Tigers
Manly Warringah forward Josh Aloiai is set to sidelined after being charged for a cannonball tackle on Wests Tigers prop Alex Seyfarth in Saturday’s clash at Suncorp Stadium.
Aloiai has been slapped with a Grade 2 Dangerous Contact charge and will miss one week with the early guilty plea or faces a two-game suspension if he challenges the offence.
No Wests Tigers player was charged following the Round 19 match against the Sea Eagles.
Warriors prop Matt Lodge is set to miss next Friday’s game against Wests Tigers after he was charged with a Contrary Conduct offence in his side’s loss to South Sydney.
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LATEST INJURY NEWS
Wests Tigers are awaiting scan results following injuries to Luke Garner and Alex Seyfarth on Saturday night.
Garner suffered an ankle injury, while Seyfarth injured his knee due to a cannonball tackle from Sea Eagles forward Josh Aloiai.
The Sharks were dealt a huge blow in round 19 with star playmaker Shaun Johnson going off with a hamstring injury in the first half of their win over the Bulldogs.
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ROUND 20 FIXTURES
Thursday, July 29
7:50pm — Sydney Roosters vs. Parramatta Eels
Friday, July 30
6:00pm — Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
8:05pm — Brisbane Broncos vs. North Queensland Cowboys
Saturday, July 31
3:00pm — St George Illawarra Dragons vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs
5:30pm — Newcastle Knights vs. Canberra Raiders
7:35pm — Melbourne Storm vs. Penrith Panthers
Sunday, August 1
2:00pm — Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs. Gold Coast Titans
4:05pm — Cronulla Sharks vs. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles