By the Numbers: Raiders v Sea Eagles
Manly had the better of the scoreboard and the stat sheet on Saturday night, with the Sea Eagles dominating possession and running metres.
The Sea Eagles had 58% of the ball compared to the Raiders 42%, while they ran for a total of 1560m compared to the Raiders running total of 1131m.
The sides were fairly evenly matched in the completion rate, with Manly just edging out the Raiders with a 70% completion rate compared to the Raiders 69% completion rate.
It wasn’t happy reading on the stat sheet in defence for the Green Machine, with the Raiders missing 33 tackles compared to Manly who missed 21. The Raiders made 12 errors with the ball compared to 13 by Manly.
The penalty count was in favour of Manly, with the Sea Eagles leading the penalties 14-11.
For the Raiders Jack Wighton posted some strong numbers on the night running for 139 metres from his 13 carries which included three tackle breaks.
Joe Tapine topped the tackle count for the Raiders making 28 on his return from injury, with Sia Soliola (30), Siliva Havili 31 and Elliott Whitehead (36) also contributing heavily in defence.