Today, April 30, has been a good day for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in our proud 70 year history.

Of the 10 matches played on this day, Manly have won 8. Our first ever win on April 30 came in round 4, 1949 ...a 17-7 win over Eastern Suburbs at Brookvale Oval. That day, winger Gordon Willoughby scored three tries.

This will be just the second time the Sea Eagles and the Cowboys have met on April 30. The last time was in round 8, 2011, when the Cowboys won 22-20 in Townsville. Jonathan Thurston scored a try and kicked three from four goals in the match.

Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, and Daly Cherry-Evans are the only players from the match still playing for Manly.

Manly’s record on April 30.

Played: 10, Won 8, lost 2.

Rd 4, 1949: Manly 17 d Eastern Suburbs 7, Brookvale Oval. Winger Gordon Willoughvy 3 tries, Merv Gilmer 2 goals

Rd 5, 1955: Manly 8 d North Sydney 4, North Sydney Oval

Rd 5, 1960: Manly 13 d Western Suburbs 9, SCG

Rd 5, 1966: Manly 24 d Eastern Suburbs 7, Brookvale Oval…Alec Tennant 2 tries

Rd 6, 1967:  South Sydney 23 d Manly 21, Brookvale Oval.

Rd 6, 1978: Manly 29 d Balmain 13, Brookvale Oval

Rd 7, 1989: Manly 14 d Western Suburbs 2, Brookvale Oval

Rd 8, 1994: Manly 28 d Penrith 18, Penrith Park.

Rd 8, 2006: Manly 23 d Parramatta 22, SCG.

Rd 8, 2011: Nth Qld Cowboys 22 d Manly 20, Willow Sports Ground (Townsville)