The NZ Warriors had to roll the dice and risk penalties to slow Manly down and over there or get blown away, I expected them to get latitude, which they did and to be fair, were by far the better side on the day. But the way Tigers struggled to get into the game and did not have the energy of NZ and were basically laying over the player looking at the ref was blatant and whatever the penalty count was, should have been tripled.... The way to make the time in tackle is to lock in a 3rd man, sometimes a fourth, but this should not include a late man in or flop to do so and hands all over the player and the footy was ridiculous. There is still meant to be an effort to release quickly, which has been frustrating to watch as over the past 2 games they seemed to be getting tangled up and the intentions appear very obvious. The Manly players seem to be getting annoyed and even lashing out at times due to the time in the tackle. The good thing was they knew to expect it last night and though the attack was effected by these tactics, were able to hang tough and break the game open late that first half. It does also lead to ordinary play balls also which we were lucky to get away with, including the Taufua try and a funny 1 by AFB who was facing the sidelines. I feel there will be plenty of this slowing down in the finals, so do need to adapt - which is the positive out of playing this style pre the big Finals campaign. Out of the Tiger game the attack did look ruffled and disjointed at times, but was far cleaner than the previous week even allowing for the wet conditions so any improvement this time of year is good.