WOW!!! That was the best match for the round!! Seeing my team (West Tigers) make a terrific come back against the fearsome, Manly Sea Eagles. We were behind in the first half 20-4 and made a gutsy comeback and eventually won the game 26-22.
When the game begun the Sea Eagles kicked off, the Tigers retrieved the ball. They done some good solid tackles and fortunately the Tigers got a penalty for being held down, So the Tigers got another set of tackles.
A while later the West Tigers were near the Eagles try line and again the Tigers got another penalty. The Tigers had the position, A set of tackles, boy the Tigers just HAD to score!!! It was the third tackle and the Tigers had spread out ready for a move, they passed it behind the decoy and dummyed the inside and gave to the outside which actually was Chris Lawrence. Chris Lawrence drew in some players which is exactly what the Tigers wanted Chris Lawerence was about to be put to ground but his hands were lose. Lawrence offloaded to his side and MONSTER, LOTE TUQURI scooped up the ball and scored!!! The Tigers had scored the first try and it was four-zip to the Tigers. Those were the only points the Tigers scored in that half, Marshall had missed the kick and Manly dominate and were winning 20-4.
The second half had begun and the Tigers were kicking off. In the 56th minute the Eagles recieved a penalty and decided to go for a kick which is worth two points the score was then 22-4. The Tigers then recieved a penalty in Manly's half and gave it out to Moltzen to split the defence and offload to Blake Ashyfrod to. Marshall converted from out wide and made the score 22-1o. Some super skills by Marshall and Moltzen saw Moltzen run away and send Liam Fulton 40 metres down to score and make it 14-22. Again the Tigers got some terrific position from a fumble from Eagle Brett Stewart. On the very next tackle the Tigers out done the oppisition by seeing Lawrence cross the try line for a try!!! The try was then converted and was made 20-22 with eight minutes to go. With five minutes to go ,yet another penalty saw Robbi Farah grubber in goal for Ellis to score HIS FIRST EVER NRL TRY!!!!!! What looked like a victory for the Tigers, Eagles prop George Rose put a dirty shot over and old but new recruit Daniel Fitzhenry. Team Mate Bryce Gibbs came in to defend him and was throwing a few blows at the dirty forward. In the end that gave the Tigers a penalty and Robbie Farah was told to kick the ball out. The game had been won. This was a very famous victory to look back at for both teams. WHAT A GAME GO THE TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!