Physically - Manly belted Dogs physically - winning this part by TKO. Kicking game - Every time Dogs kicked I had shivers - especially towards Taufua. Protection improved 100% by 2nd half - damage already done. Manlys general kick chase was equal but Dogs kicking game was more dangerous - in fact - the only way they could score...Dogs win this & if not rectified will be our achilles heal. Line breaks - Manly seemed to take off from where it was at Newcastle with numerous busts leading to 0 points. If Snake was there I have little doubt another 3 tries would have been finished off. Dogs only limited attacking opportunities from line breaks- again Manly win this area - anyone else noticed Manlys conversion rate after a line break is down by 80% without Snake??? The Ruck speed - Dogs reallt tested with hands over ball & numbers in tackles ect & with Manlys dominant defence ended about even - Dogs challenge in every play - split that round. Attitude - Draw - both great Gameplan - I think Manlys physical approach vs Dogs trying to iscolate the back 3 with massive pressure & 2nd phase was even - though Dogs get the points on the night due to result only. Verdict - Game was so even noone could say a side dominated that clash. Dogs played a great controlled game with some great scrambling & on line defence & Manlys defence was super with Dogs tries ALL off kicks. Look foward to the rematch come finals time!!