In a game I think Dogs deserved to win by more... Shaky start - they called great Dogs defence but the Manly I seen attacking early looked nervous, unconfident & off their game. 2 distance tries against the run of play - the 1st a clanger from Whare, never let your winger outside let alone a centre, then also blocked Lyon from making the tackle. Barba try some brilliant counter attack. T Rex set up 2 tries - imagine if he can actually run onto the ball. Ask Reynolds which T Rex was hardest to defend, the statue or the 1 that steamrolled him 8 metres?? Matai will be lucky to escape suspension as much we need him. Dogs fowards were better on the night though I thought Watmough was massive. Need to aim up better here to give Foz/Dce that platform of time to create space & help the kicking game. Matai show & go 76th min , Taufua scores & DCE needs conversion for golden point. The Best factors - down on form by 20% & Dogs at their best yet only just fall short. Heres something good from a bad situation. Barba well contained & looked vulnerable after getting belted, the ball looked like a grenade as he ran away from it leaving it ALL to his wingers. Was -10 metres until he ran 20 for a try. If we won & Matai gets 2 weeks which is likely he is out for season. Now if he gets 2 weeks he plays in the GF if we get there & yes - we need him. This 2nd half habit of low intensity built over several weeks was evident.