Ahead of the Round 19 Telstra Premiership clash between Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and NZ Warriors at nib Stadium on Saturday, July 16, we take a look back at the last time these two teams met in Perth.
It will be the first of three big matches at Perth’s nib Stadium for the Sea Eagles over the next three years (2016-2018).
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2012 Match report
By Justin Chadwick, AAP
Rd 21, Saturday, July 28, Patersons Stadium.Crowd: 20,095. Referees: Jarred Maxwell, Alan Shortall.
Manly skipper Jason King was taken to hospital as the Sea Eagles staged a remarkable NRL comeback to defeat the Warriors 24-22 at Perth's Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.
The Warriors were in complete command after racing out to an 18-0 lead inside 32 minutes, and still looked to have the game in the bag when they led 22-6 after Manu Vatuvei's 45th-minute try.
But two tries to Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans in the final eight minutes tied up the scores, before co-captain Jamie Lyon kicked the match-winning
Lyon had missed three earlier conversions and the relief was evident to see when he finally found his range when it mattered most.
But King's injury soured the night somewhat for Manly, who kept their top-four hopes alive with their 11th win of the season.
King walked gingerly from the field in the 16th minute after coming off second best while making a tackle, and was sent to hospital for further assessment. It was later revealed he had a chest injury.
Manly were woeful in the first 39 minutes, but a sensational try to winger Jorge Taufua on the stroke of halftime gave the reigning premiers hope of a revival.
Taufua ran onto a pin-point cross-field kick from Kieran Foran and beat two lunging tackles in a 50m sprint to the line to finally get the Sea Eagles on the board.
The first half produced a series of bruising tackles, with several players set to face nervous waits after delivering high tackles.
Manly centre Steve Matai was one to deliver a high hit, while Warriors substitute Sione Lousi produced a crunching sling tackle.
Vatuvei's 45th-minute try gave the Warriors the momentum early in the second half, but from there it was all Manly as the defending premiers staged a stunning comeback.
Tries to David Williams and Foran got the Sea Eagles back into the contest, before Cherry-Evans left the Warriors stunned with a double at the death.
"I was due to kick one. I missed half a dozen other ones but luckily it was an easy kick, and it went over so it was good," Lyon said of his late conversion.
"It was a bit of a get out of jail situation. I thought all the boys showed some good courage to come back and score a few tries. It was a great result."
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Manly 24 (Daly Cherry-Evans 2, Kieran Foran, Jorge Taufua, David Williams tries; Jamie Lyon 2/5 goals) d Warriors 22 (Lewis Brown, Shaun Johnson, Kevin Locke, Manu Vatuvei; James Maloney 3/4 goals).
Manly team: 1 Dean Whare, 2 Jorge Taufua, 3 Jamie Lyon (c), 4 Steve Matai, 5 David Williams, 6 Kieran Foran, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans 8 Jason King (c), 9 Matt Ballin 10 Brent Kite, 11 Anthony Watmough, 12 Tony Williams, 13 Glenn Stewart; interchange: 14 Jamie Buhrer, 15 Joe Galuvao, 16 Darcy Lussick, 17 George Rose; Coach: Geoff Toovey.
Warriors: 1 Kevin Locke, 2 Bill Tupou, 3 Lewis Brown, 4 Konrad Hurrell, 5 Manu Vatuvei (c), 6 James Maloney, 7 Shaun Johnson, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Nathan Friend, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Feleti Mateo, 12 Ben Henry, 13 Elijah Taylor; interchange: 14 Sam Lousi, 15 Sione Louise, 16 Jacob Lillyman, 17 Sebastine Ikahihifo. Coach: Brian McLennan.