Check out some of these great Manly wins 'On This Day' – March 29.
Rd 1, 1952
Prolific pointscoring winger Ron Rowles scored nine of Manly’s points in their 15-12 win over South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Saturday afternoon match of the round at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
A crowd of 25, 509 saw Rowles scored a try and kicked three goals in the game. Half-back Ken Arthurson and centre Gordon Willoughby scored tries.
Rowles was the first Manly play to pass 100 points in a season. He was the club’s leading pointscorer from 1951 to 1954.
Rd 1, 1970
The Sea Eagles ran in eight tries to two in a 44-10 thumping of the Balmain Tigers at Brookvale.
Danny Gough led the way with two tries with Bob Fulton, Bill Hamilton, Les Hanigan, John McDonald, Ed Whiley and Howard Whitaker also scoring in front of a crowd of over 16,000.
Bob Batty had a great day with the boot, kicking eight goals. Fulton kicked two field goals.
Rd 1, 1981
Centre John Dorahy grabbed a double against his former club Western Suburbs Magpies in the opening round at Lidcombe Oval on a Sunday afternoon.
Prop Mark Broadhurst and half-back John Gibbs also scored in Manly’s 24-12 win. Full-back Graham Eadie landed six goals.
Rd 2, 1992
Full-back Matthew Ridge had a personal haul of 16 points in the 28-16 win over the Canberra Raiders.
More than 16,000 fans watched the Sunday afternoon clash with the Sea Eagles recording back-to-back wins at home for Coach Graham Lowe.
Other tryscorers for Manly were hooker Matt Dunford, centre Kevin Iro, and five-eighth Cliff Lyons.
Rd 4, 1997
Representative centre Terry Hill (below) bagged a hat-trick in Manly’s 36-16 win over the South Queensland Crushers at Lang Park to keep the Sea Eagles undefeated.
Three players named Craig scored points for Manly in that win.
Full-back Craig Hancock scored two tries, centre Craig Innes scored a try and kicked a goal, and half-back Craig Field kicked three goals.
Cliff Lyons also scored a try for Manly after coming off the bench.
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