Stats Insider: Finals Wk2 v Bulldogs
Overall wins - Sea Eagles 70, Bulldogs 61, draws 5
Since Des Hasler’s departure
27th April 2012 - Sea Eagles 12-10 - ANZ Stadium
20th July 2012 - Bulldogs 20-12 - Brookvale Oval
7th Sep 2012 - Bulldogs 16-10 - ANZ Stadium
5th April - Sea Eagles 20-6 ANZ Stadium
14th June, 2013 - Bulldogs 32-30 - Brookvale Oval
6th June 2014 – Sea Eagles 32-10 Brookvale Oval
4th July 2014 – Bulldogs 23-16 ANZ Stadium
Last time we met at home- Rd 13 2014, Brookvale Oval
SEA EAGLES 32; tries Brett Stewart (2), Peta Hiku, Steve Matai, Jesse Sene-Lefao; goals Lyon 6/6
BULLDOGS 10; tries Mitch Brown, Chase Stanley; goals Hodkinson 1/2
On a wet and muddy night in Brookvale, the Sea Eagles scored five tries to two. It was an impressive attacking display in slippery conditions from Geoff Toovey’s men.
Fullback Brett Stewart starred as he bagged a double to help his side comprehensively defeat the Bulldogs 32-10.
Manly Fullback Brett Stewart will play his 200th first grade game for Manly this week.
Since their last meeting in round 17 the Sea Eagles have won six from their last ten matches. The Bulldogs have only won four from ten matches.
Canterbury’s Des Hasler has got one up on Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey, winning four games to three since leaving to Belmore at the start of the 2012 season.
The last time these two sides met at this venue was the 1995 ARL Grand Final when the then Sydney Bulldogs defeated the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 17 points to 4 in front of a strong 41,127 crowd.