Bob Waterer has a fascinating tale to tell of the team selection process ahead of the historic first premiership match for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in 1947.
Now aged 92, Bob was a special guest at Sea Eagles training on Thursday as the club celebrated 70 years since Manly’s first premiership match against Western Suburbs on April 12, 1947.
At the time, Bob was a young prop who had played in the premiership winning Brookvale team that won the 1946 A grade competition in the Manly Warringah Junior Rugby League competition.
The following season, the Sea Eagles entered the NSWRL first grade competition.
Members can watch what Bob had to say about the pioneering days of the Sea Eagles and how he made way for a young prop by the name of Roy Bull.
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