We continue ‘Our Proud History’ series as part of our 70th Year Anniversary. The Sea Eagles were granted entry to the 1947 NSWRL first grade competition on November 4, 1946.

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles ran in nine tries to three to crush South Sydney 48-14 on this day, April 24, in 2005.

In front of a crowd of 18, 331 on a Sunday afternoon at Brookvale Oval, the round seven clash saw the Sea Eagles dominate the first half to lead 26-4 at the break.

Tryscorers for the Sea Eagles were Scott Donald, Brent Kite, Steve Matai, Steve Menzies, Chad Randall, Paul Stephenson, Brett Stewart, Luke Williamson, and Michael Witt.

Witt kicked six goals from nine attempts for a personal tally of 16 points.

The Manly team that day was: Brett Stewart, Scott Donald, Steve Matai, Paul Stephenson, Chris Hicks, Michael Witt, Michael Monaghan (C), Brent Kite, Chad Randall, Daniel Heckenberg, Steve Menzies, Anthony Watmough, Sam Harris, interchange: Luke Williamson, Shayne Dunley, Jason King, Kylie Leuluai; Coach Des Hasler.

Manly’s record on April 24

Played 7, Won 3, lost 4.

Rd 3, 1948:  Balmain 32 d Manly 16, Brookvale Oval.

Rd 6, 1954:  Manly 22 d St George 12, Kogarah

Rd 3, 1965: North Sydney 23 d Manly 2, SCG

Rd 4, 1966: Balmain 22 d Manly 17, Leichhardt Oval

Rd 7, 1994: Canberra 30 d Manly 6.

Rd 8, 1999: Manly 12 d Parramatta 6, Brookvale Oval.

Rd 7, 2005: Manly 48 d South Sydney 14, Brookvale Oval.