The Roosters survived a second half send off for Nathan Brown to defeat Manly 26-18, just about keeping their hopes of a run to the finals alive in the process.
Brown flew out of the line to land a shot on Ben Trbojevic, catching the backrower flush in the face while off his feet. Referee Ashley Klein showing no hesitation in sending him off.
It had been an ill-disciplined game throughout: the Roosters were warned for persistent penalties in the first half and Tof Sipley was in the bin for Manly when Brown was sent off, having himself been sat down for repeated infringements.
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