Tom Trbojebic injured as Manly Sea Eagles beat Wests Tigers

“He was good, he was terrific,” Sheens mentioned of Bula, the Keebra Park product who so simply might have pursued hoops as an alternative of Steedens not so way back.

“He obtained to each kick, he clearly put one down, he’ll be upset in that however he wasn’t the one one within the circumstances. I feel he was excellent for his debut and he’ll be there subsequent week, don’t fear about that.”

The Tigers were in with a shout of breaking their long drought ... but now face Penrith next week.

The Tigers had been in with a shout of breaking their lengthy drought … however now face Penrith subsequent week.Credit score: Getty

It was an identical sentiment concerning Wakeham’s spot within the No.6 jersey alongside Luke Brooks, with Brent Naden the almost definitely addition to Sheens’ line-up subsequent week.

“Brandon is a brilliant participant, he’s solely ever been out and in of the crew and I don’t suppose he’s even been in a position to put collectively two video games in a row. So we have to stick stable.”

Regardless of the Tigers’ early dominance, it amounted to nought. Haumole Olakau’atu had three defenders on him as he nonetheless slung an offload away for Daly Cherry-Evans to complete off their first. He returned the favour quickly sufficient with a crash ball for Olakau’atu to attain quickly after.


The hulking back-rower spent loads of time with Manly’s coach too, however continues to boost his NSW Origin credentials each time he takes the sector.

At 12-0 down the Tigers might simply have gone to water. As a substitute, they went to work.

Charlie Staines completed off a uncommon attacking raid that labored, flying over within the nook earlier than a Fifty fifth-minute attempt from skipper Api Koroisau gave 10,033 western Sydney locals hope. A couple of minutes later Starford To’a gave them the lead, stepping previous Sea Eagles debutant Samuela Fainu and kicking off an all-in stink, Fainu by some means shedding his jersey within the fracas.

To’a’s attempt put the Tigers in entrance for the primary time in additional than 500 minutes of play, going again to an early penalty in spherical one in opposition to the Titans. It lasted all of eight minutes.

Regardless of their finest efforts, and with reigning two-time premiers Penrith awaiting subsequent Saturday, the Tigers’ drought stretches on.

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