Check out all the recent and historical figures between the Eels and Sea Eagles ahead of their clash this Friday night at Parramatta Stadium.
Sea Eagles: 89
Last time they - Rd 3, 2014
SEA EAGLES 22. Tries: Steve Matai (2), Peta Hiku, Jamie Lyon. Goals: Jamie Lyon 3/4.
EELS 18. Tries: Semi Radradra (2), Nathan Peats, Vai Toutai. Goals: Joseph Paulo 1/4.
The Sea Eagles snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, scoring in the final minute of the match to secure a nail-biting 22-18 win on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Brookvale Oval.
Steve Matai’s second of the afternoon sent the home crowd into raptures as he crossed for the match-winning try in the 80th minute.
Trailing by two points with a minute on the clock, Cherry-Evans went to the sky in a last-ditch effort to steal victory.
Both side’s went up for the ball and it was Manly’s Cheyse Blair who got the better of the jump as he tapped the ball back for a flying Matai who stole the match from Parramatta’s grasp.
Last five meetings between the two sides
31st March 2012 – Eels 29-20, Parramatta Stadium
8th July 2012 – Sea Eagles 40-24, Brookvale Oval
8th July 2013 – Sea Eagles 50-10, Brookvale Oval
3rd August 2013 – Sea Eagles 40-6, Parramatta Stadium
23rd March 2014 – Sea Eagles 22-18, Brookvale Oval
Overall, the Sea Eagles hold a winning percentage of 63 per cent against the Eels.
The Sea Eagles have won six of their last seven clashes against the Eels, including the past four consecutive.
Captain Jamie Lyon is eight points shy of equalling Bob Batty (1156) as the second highest point scorer in Sea Eagles history.
Since 2007, the Sea Eagles have won four of six matches against the Eels at Pirtek Stadium.
The Eels have an impressive record at home this season, winning six of eight matches at the venue.
Manly’s biggest win over the Eels: 64-12, 1988 Parramatta Stadium.
Parramatta’s biggest win over the Sea Eagles: 52-12, 2004 at Parramatta Stadium.
Premierships: Sea Eagles 8, Eels 4.