Rd 18 Stats Insider v Tigers
Last time they met - Rd 6 2014, Leichhardt Oval
TIGERS 34; tries David Nofoaluma, Robbie Farah, Chris Lawrence, Aaron Woods; Goals Pat Richards 7/7
SEA EAGLES 18; tries Steve Matai (2), Jamie Lyon; goals Lyon 3/3
In a match the Sea Eagles would rather forget, Manly leaked in 26-answered points inside 35 minutes to end any hope of victory.
Out muscled and out enthused, the Sea Eagles struggled to contain the Tigers big men as they ran riot in a horrid first half for the away side.
It was the half from hell. The Sea Eagles’ defensive line was breached four times in a 40-minute display rarely seen from a Manly side in recent years.
The Sea Eagles went into the break trailing by 20 and never really looked like pegging back the deficit in the second stanza as the Tigers ran away with a memorable 34-18 victory at Leichhardt Oval.
Overall head to head
Sea Eagles: 12
Last five meetings
29th July 2011 - Tigers 14-12 – Bluetongue Stadium
9th March 2012 – Sea Eagles 22-18 - Bluetongue Stadium
28th March 2013 – Sea Eagles 26-0 - Bluetongue Stadium
29th July 2013 - Sea Eagles 36-18 – Campbelltown Stadium
6thth April, 2014 – 34-18 – Leichhardt Oval
These two sides will meet at Brookvale Oval for the first time since 2009.
Since their inception, Wests Tigers have only recorded the one win at Brookvale Oval, back in 2003.
The Sea Eagles haven’t been beaten at home since round one this season against the Storm.
The Sea Eagles have had the wood over the Tigers in recent times, winning three of their last four meetings.
Wests’ biggest win over Manly – 38-12, 2003 at Brookvale Oval.
Manly’s biggest win over Wests – 48-16, 2008 at ANZ Stadium.
Premierships: Sea Eagles 8, Wests Tigers 1.