Check out all the recent and historical figures between the Sea Eagles and the Cowboys ahead of their clash this Saturday in Townsville.
Overall head to head
Sea Eagles: 15
Last time they - Rd 7, 2014
SEA EAGLES 26. Tries: Jorge Taufua (2), Jamie Buhrer, Kieran Foran, Steve Matai. Goals: Jamie Lyon 3/5.
COWBOYS 21. Tries: Brent Tate (2), Kyle Feldt, Curtis Rona. Goals: Johnathan Thurston 2/3, Kyle Feldt 0/2. Field Goals: Johnathan Thurston
Manly headed to Central Coast Stadium with a reshuffled line-up looking to overcome the Cowboys. Daly Cherry-Evans was out through injury, meaning that Kieran Foran went to halfback, Jamie Lyon moved to five-eighth and Peta Hiku went into the centres.
The Cowboys started with plenty of intent, and two tries to veteran Brent Tate and one to Kyle Feldt meant that they skipped out to a 14-6 halftime lead.
Manly fought back late in the second half to have the scores levelled at 20 a piece, but a field goal by Cowboys play-maker Johnathan Thurston separated the sides with five minutes to play.
With three minutes to play, Kieran Foran came up with the match winning play when he ran it on the last tackle and put Jamie Buhrer over for a try.
Last five meetings between the two sides
10th September 2011 – Sea Eagles 42-8, Sydney Football Stadium
4th August 2012 – Sea Eagles 8-6, Dairy Farmers Stadium
14th September 2012 – Sea Eagles 22-12, Allianz Stadium
15th July 2013 – Sea Eagles 34-14, 1300 Smiles Stadium
18th April 2014 – Sea Eagles 26-21, Central Coast Stadium
Overall, the Sea Eagles hold a winning percentage of 66.7 per cent against the Cowboys.
The Sea Eagles have won their last six matches against the Cowboys, including the last two clashes at 1300 Smiles Stadium.
Manly’s biggest win over the Cowboys: 46-4, 1996 Brookvale Oval.
North Queensland’s biggest win over the Sea Eagles: 26-12, 2009 at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
Premierships: Sea Eagles 8, Cowboys 0.
The Sea Eagles are yet to lose back-to-back games this season.
The Sea Eagles have won six from their last eight matches.
The Cowboys have won six of their last seven matches.
If Brenton Lawrence returns from Injury, it will be his 50th first grade appearance for the Sea Eagles.