Stats Insider v Sharks

Last time they met

Rd 6 2014, Brookvale Oval.

SEA EAGLES 24; tries: Matai (2), Hiku, Lawrence, Taufua tries, goals: Lyon 2/5

SHARKS 4; tries: Wade Graham tries, goals: Gordon 0/1

Sea Eagles Fullback Brett Stewart was instrumental in his side’s 24-4 victory over Cronulla earlier this season. Stewart had a hand in three of Manly’s five tries as the Sea Eagles claimed the Steve Rogers Cup for the third consecutive time. Manly were at their attacking best on a gloomy day in Brookvale two months ago, dismantling their opposition in a clinical first half display. The home side produced 20 unanswered points to all but seal victory by half time. Centre Steve Matai’s bagged a double as he helped his side to a five try to two romping of the Sharks.

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Last five meetings between the two sides

9th April 2011 – Sea Eagles 19-13, Remondis Stadium

19th March 2012 – Sharks 17-14, Remondis Stadium

14th April 2013 – Sea Eagles 25-18, Brookvale Oval

20th Sep 2013 - Sea Eagles 24-18, Allianz Stadium 

13th April, 2014 – Sea Eagles 24-4, Brookvale Oval 

General stats 

  • The Sea Eagles have won nine of the last 10 matches against the Sharks, including the past three.
  • Cronulla’s biggest win over Manly – 68-6, 2005 at Remondis Stadium.
  • Manly’s biggest win over Cronulla – 50-14, 1984 at Brookvale Oval.
  • Since 2008, Cronulla have only scored 20 points or more against the Sea Eagles on one occasion. Yet, despite scoring 26 points, the Sharks were defeated 32-26 at Remondis Stadium.
  • Overall wins: Manly 65, Cronulla 25, draws 3.
  • Grand final meetings: 2, 1973 & 1978.
  • Premierships: Manly 8, Cronulla 0.
  • Cronulla head into Saturday night’s clash having lost their past four matches.
  • Both wins this season have come at Remondis Stadium for the hapless Sharks.
  • Manly have only won one of their four matches away from home this season.
  • It’s been a month since Cronulla have scored a point.
  • Cronulla have the worst attack in the competition, last for points scored with 155. Manly have scored 264 points but sit eighth in attack.