Check out all the recent and historical figures between the Sea Eagles and Panthers ahead of their clash this Sunday at Brookvale Oval.
Sea Eagles: 54
Last time they - Rd 26, 2013
SEA EAGLES 26. Tries: David Williams (2), Daly Cherry-Evans, Clinton Gutherson, Steve Matai. Goals: Jamie Lyon 3/5.
PANTHERS 38. Tries: Josh Mansour, Mose Masoe, Clint Newton, James Segeyaro, Luke Walsh, Dean Whare. Goals: Luke Walsh 6/6, Clint Newton 1/1.
On an emotional day at Brookvale Oval, the fairy tale goodbye for departing forwards Brent kite and George Rose wasn't to be as a resurgent Panthers outfit came out on top 38-26 winners.
The Sea Eagles started with plenty of intent and the motivation of sending off departing the forwards in style seemed to do the trick.
Manly scored 16-unaswered points inside the opening 25 minutes and it appeared the Sea Eagles were heading for a comfortable home victory.
But the Panthers produced a second half performance that sent the home crowd packing as they caused a shock victory on the eve of the finals.
Last five meetings between the two sides
22nd April 2011 – Sea Eagles 22-16, Brookvale Oval
24th July 2011 – Sea Eagles 12-8, SportingBet Stadium
9th April 2012 – Sea Eagles 30-0, Brookvale Oval
27th May 2012 – Panthers 22-4, SportingBet Stadium
8th Sep 2013 – Panthers 26-38, Brookvale Oval
Overall, the Sea Eagles hold a winning percentage of 64 per cent against the Panthers.
The Sea Eagles have won three of their last five clashes against the Panthers, although they’ve lost their last two.
Captain Jamie Lyon is four points shy of equalling Bob Batty (1156) as the second highest point scorer in Sea Eagles history.
Manly’s biggest win over the Panthers: 70-7, 1973 SportingBet Stadium.
Penrith’s biggest win over the Sea Eagles: 72-12, 2004 at SportingBet Stadium.
Premierships: Sea Eagles 8, Panthers 2.
The Sea Eagles are yet to lose back-to-back games this season.
The Panthers have won their last three matches consecutively.
The Panthers have nine regular first graders missing through injury.
Steve Matai will play his 200th game in the top-grade this Sunday.