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Sea Eagles: On This Day - April 2

Let's take a look back at these Manly Warringah Sea Eagles wins 'on This Day' in our proud history.

Rd 1, 1966

The Sea Eagles opened up their season with a 20-10 win over North Sydney Bears in the local derby at Brookvale.

Bill Hamilton, Fred Jones, Frank Stanton and Nick Yakich scored for Manly with Bob Batty kicking four goals.

Hamilton was a giant prop from Kurri Kurri who earnt the nick-name of ‘Herman’ after the TV show. ‘The Munsters’. He played in Manly’ 1972-73 premiership winning teams.

Prolific Test tryscoring winger Ken Irvine won premierships with Manly in 1972 and 1973. He scored 41 tries in 60 games for the Sea Eagles.
Prolific Test tryscoring winger Ken Irvine won premierships with Manly in 1972 and 1973. He scored 41 tries in 60 games for the Sea Eagles.

Winger Ken Irvine scored twice for the Bears.  Irvine would later leave the Bears for three seasons at the Sea Eagles.

One of the greatest representative wingers ever, Irvine scored 212 tries in 242 games for Norths and Manly over 16 seasons.

Rd 4, 1995

Winger Craig Hancock and champion second-rower Steve Menzies scored four of Manly’s seven tries in the 36-10 hiding of the Gold Coast Seagulls.

In front of a crowd of 11,635, the Sea Eagles dominated the match throughout and left the field at half-time to an almighty cheer leading 20-0.

Hancock and Menzies scored two tries each with Terry Hill, John Hopoate and  Cliff Lyons also scoring. Matthew Ridge landed four goals.

The victory was Manly’s fourth of the season and their first at home after three weeks on the road.

It was also the second win over the Seagulls in a fortnight following a 28-8 away win in which Hopoate scored two tries.

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