Fiji Time: 2:11 PM on Wednesday 31 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Foran stars as Manly beat Tigers

Aap
Sunday, July 13, 2014

SYDNEY - Kieran Foran engineered another Manly victory at Brookvale Oval on Friday, a 40-8 NRL demolition of the Wests Tigers.

Foran scored two tries and threw the final pass for Clinton Gutherson's 51st-minute try that put paid to any chance of a comeback from the joint venture, and was again instrumental in Daly Cherry-Evans' final try just before fulltime.

The win lifts Manly to the outright lead on the NRL ladder on 26 points, with Penrith and Canterbury behind them on 24 points with games to play in round 18.

The loss leaves the disappointing Tigers 8-8 and with an increasingly tough battle to make the top eight.

After an early no-try ruling against Tigers winger David Nofoaluma, when he appeared to touch the ball down on the chalk, referee Shayne Hayne neglect to refer the decision to the video official and Manly swiftly cranked into gear.

Peta Hiku scored in the fourth minute after Manly worked a set play 40m upfield and Brett Stewart broke the line to offload to his winger.

Hiku scored out wide again four minutes later, then Foran opened his account in the 25th minute after rookie winger Gutherson broke the Tigers' line on a kick return and Manly led 16-0.

Foran added his second just before the break after Manly worked a set move around the ruck and the Kiwi five-eighth again burst his way through the Tigers' defence.

Before 13,432 fans, Manly led 22-0 at halftime and, when Gutherson added to that, the game was all but over as a contest in what was Sea Eagles captain Jamie Lyon's 250th NRL game and Tigers utility Dene Halatau's 200th.

Tries to Keith Lulia in the 58th minute and Nofoaluma in the 69th added some respectability to the scoreline before Brett Stewart raced away for his 76th try at the venue and 142nd overall.

A Cherry-Evans soccering effort that included lead-up work by Stewart and Foran finished off the win in style.

Tigers winger Pat Richards left the field with an ankle injury in the 18th minute and didn't return.

Gutherson limped off late in the match, also with an ankle injury.

Tigers skipper Robbie Farah was put on report for a dangerous tackle on Josh Starling in the seventh minute.

Manly back-rower Justin Horo was also put on report for a crusher tackle on Mitchell Moses four minutes later.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64230.6233
JPY 51.143748.1437
GBP 0.37350.3655
EUR 0.43970.4277
NZD 0.68600.6530
AUD 0.65580.6308
USD 0.49220.4752

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Gregan joins Kunatani in Navosa
  2. New face on the runway
  3. Fijian 7s friends
  4. Rawaca finally receives his Olympic Games medal
  5. Vessels put to rest in the deep
  6. Chief's vision fulfilled
  7. $500m for project
  8. No reports filed over alleged website hacking
  9. Trade dispute
  10. New court for school

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  5. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  6. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  7. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  8. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  9. 'No place like Fiji' Tuesday (30 Aug)
  10. Ryan's big day Tuesday (30 Aug)