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Throwback Thursday: Round 14 vs Manly Sea Eagles

After a week off with the bye, Wests Tigers are ready to host the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday.

A two-point win last start at Campbelltown against the Sea Eagles
A two-point win last start at Campbelltown against the Sea Eagles

The joint-venture has faced off against the ‘Silvertails’ on 33 occasions since 2000, with Wests Tigers winning fourteen matches.

The Sea Eagles have not travelled to Campbelltown since 2018, when the home side emerged victorious by two points in a tightly-fought encounter.

Ahead of Sunday’s match, we’re partnering with Boomer Home Loans to revisit two of the most memorable matches between Wests Tigers and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

2009: Round 21

Sitting one win outside of the top eight, Wests Tigers needed to beat the high-flying Sea Eagles at the Sydney Football Stadium to keep their finals hopes alive.

Benji Marshall opened the scoring for the home side, taking a sharp slips catch and racing the length of the field for a stunning try.

Benji breaks free from Matt Orford
Benji breaks free from Matt Orford

Robbie Farah placed a deft kick for Beau Ryan to score his side’s second try of the night before Taniela Tuiaki barged past Michael Robertson to extend the lead to eighteen points.

Hard to stop: Taniela Tuiaki
Hard to stop: Taniela Tuiaki

Farah slotted a field goal to push his side further ahead as Manly mounted a comeback and sent a scare through the Wests Tigers fanbase.

A double to Anthony Watmough
A double to Anthony Watmough


Two tries to Anthony Watmough brought the Sea Eagles within a single point of the lead, but Farah’s field goal would ultimately prove decisive as the home side put up one last defensive stand to repel Manly’s attack in the final minute of play.

2010: Round 1 

Just months after their previous heart-stopping clash, Wests Tigers again met the Sea Eagles at the Sydney Football Stadium to open their 2010 campaign.

With his first touch of the ball after returning from a stint in rugby union, Lote Tuqiri opened the scoring for the home side with a diving try in the left corner.

Lote Tuquiri: First game back and over he goes
Lote Tuquiri: First game back and over he goes

Three unanswered tries to the Sea Eagles gave the visitors a 20-4 lead as Wests Tigers struggled to get their attack firing in the first game of the season.

However, they soon clicked into gear as Tim Moltzen burst through the line in the 59th minute before sending Blake Ayshford away to score.

Tim Moltzen: Hard to handle
Tim Moltzen: Hard to handle

A short ball from Benji Marshall on the next set put Moltzen in the backfield again, with Liam Fulton racing away to cut the lead to six points.

Gareth Ellis: Match-winning try in first NRL game
Gareth Ellis: Match-winning try in first NRL game

A late try to Chris Lawrence gave life to the home side before English import Gareth Ellis cleaned up a kick from Robbie Farah to score the match-winning try in his first NRL appearance.

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