Check out these wins by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 'On This Day', April 1, in our history.
Rd 2, 1978
The Sea Eagles made it two wins from two starts in downing Penrith 17-10 at Brookvale.
Following a first round 19-5 win over St George at home in front of more than 23,000 fans, just over 4,000 fans saw the Sea Eagles claim the two points against the Panthers.
Centre Russel Gartner, half-back John Gibbs, and winger Stephen Knight scored for Manly.
Rd 2, 1979
Five-eighth Alan Thompson and second-rower Paul Vautin scored tries in the 10-6 win over Newtown Jets at Henson Park.
The Sea Eagles led 10-4 at half-time but managed to keep the home side tryless to record their fiest win of the season following a 34-9 loss to St George at Kogarah in the opening round.
Rd 4, 2006
Half-back Matt Orford went on a points scoring blitz in the 30-22 win over the Sydney Roosters at Brookvale.
‘The Óx’ scored a try and landed five goals from five attempts for a personal haul of 14 points much to the joy of Sea Eagles supporters in front of a crowd of over 17,000 on a Saturday night.
Centres Steve Bell and Steve Matai, five-eighth Travis Burns and full-back Brett Stewart also scored tries.
Rd 3, 2007
The Sea Eagles made it three straight wins with a 30-8 victory over the Sydney Roosters on a Sunday afternoon at the Sydney Football Stadium.
The scores were locked 6-all at half-time but Manly got home on the back of two tries to Brett Stewart, five-eighth Travis Burns, forward Glenn Hall, and second-rower Anthony Watmough.
Goal-kicking centre Jamie Lyon had a perfect date with the boot, kicking five from five.
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