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Sea Eagles: On This Day - March 26

Check out some of these great Manly Warringah Sea Eagles wins 'On This Day' - March 26

Rd 1, 1972

Wingers Ken Irvine and Derek Moritz grabbed two tries each in Manly’s 34-6 win opening round win over Penrith Panthers at Brookvale.

Bob Fulton and Ian Martin also scored for the Sea Eagles in front of a crowd of more than 13,000.

A Manly junior, Moritz also kicked two goals while Ray Branighan kicked six from six.

Rd 1, 1978

The Sea Eagles overcame a sluggish first half to score three second half tries to record a 19-5 win over St George Dragons at home.

In front of a crowd of 23, 168, half-back John Gibbs, hooker Max Krilich and winger Tom Mooney scored a try each after the scores were locked 2-2 at the break.

Full-back Graham Eadie landed five goals from nine attempts.

Rd 3, 1994

It was a case of who didn’t score at 'The Fortress' in Manly’s first win of the season in 1994.

Following a home loss to Canterbury and an away draw with Illawarra, the Sea Eagles were ruthless against the Western Suburbs Magpies, running in 11 tries in a massive 66-8 win over the Western Suburbs Magpies.

Ten players scored tries with five-eighth Cliff Lyons grabbing a double.  Other tryscorers were Matt Dunford, Jack Elsegood, Scott Fulton, Daniel Gartner, Craig Hancock, Terry Hill, Steve Menzies, Danny Moore and Chris Ryan.

Full-back Matthew Ridge had a personal haul of 22 points from 11 goals from 12 attempts.

The 58 point margin sits third on the list of Manly’s biggest ever wins. The record remains at 63 set in the 70-7 win over Penrith at Penrith Park in 1973.

Rd 4, 2016

Captain Jamie Lyon recorded a personal haul of 14 points in Manly’s 22-20 win over the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium.

The former NSW and Australian centre scored a try and kicked five goals from five attempts.

The Sea Eagles trailed 10-8 at half-time with Lyon’s boot proving the difference after the Roosters scored four tries to three.

Winger Jorge Taufua and five-eighth Dylan Walker also crossed for tries.

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