9026 members! It’s only one week to go to until round one and we are very close to breaking the 10000 member mark! Now if you’re not already a member, here are some fantastic home statistics about the Sea Eagles at Brookie that may help your decision to sign on and make us Stronger Together in 2015.
While the current crop is a little way off the Club’s home winning streak record of 16 (1995-1997), the side has won the last nine games at Brookvale in-a-row.
Fullback Brett Stewart is only two tries away from overtaking Club legend Steve Menzies’ record of 78 tries, and is only a further six tries away from taking over the Club record of 151. Odds are on for Stewart to finally surpass this record after a stellar career with the Sea Eagles.
Another smaller but equally as impressive try-scroing record is Jorge Taufua’s. The steam-train winger only needs ten more tries to reach 50 NRL tries, an incredible record having only played 65 first grade games.
Some other fun facts about our players form at Brookvale Oval include Peta Hiku’s four-try haul against the Canberra Raiders in the Sea Eagles crushing 54 – 18 win, which was only one try off the Club record of 5 tries in one match, which is still held by Les Hanigan from way back in 1967.
There are even more milstones for 2015 including:
· Club captain Jamie Lyon is only 10 games away from 200 run outs for the Sea Eagles
· Hooker Matt Ballin and new recruit Feliti Mateo are closing in on 200 NRL games, with Kieran Foran nearing 150 NRL games
· Along with these huge milestones, players Cheyse Blair, Josh Starling, James Hasson and Jesse Sene-Lefao are close to notching 50 NRL games
All these records would not be achievable if were not from the outstanding support of our Members. We’re only two weeks out (14th March) from our first home game, but against arch rivals Melbourne Storm the team will need all the support they can get!
Also a quick reminder that round one starts on the 6th March against the Parramatta Eels at Pirtek Stadium. Not that Manly fans need extra motivation is this classic grudge match, but a reminder that the Parramatta Eels were the first team we beat in the NRL way back in 1947. Be there as we do it again!
So come and be a part of over 60 years of history at the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, as we continue to break records, set records and play footy because in the end with your supoort, we are stronger together!