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Outstanding half-back John Gibbs played 87 matches from 1976-81.

Take a step back to see what victories the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles enjoyed 'On This Day', April 3.

Rd 1, 1960

Half-back Peter Bourke was the only tryscorer in Manly’s 9-8 win over the Eastern Suburbs Roosters.

The Sunday afternoon match at the Sydney Sports Ground attracted a crowd of over 11,000. Ron Willey kicked three goals in the win.

Bourke toured with the 1959-60 Kangaroos after playing in grand final losses to St George in 1957 and 1959.

Rd 3, 1977

Three players scored two tries each in the 31-7 win over the Penrith Panthers at Penrith Park.

Centre Russel Gartner, half-back John Gibbs, and winger Rod Jackson (below) crossed for doubles in a game that saw the Sea Eagles lead 8-2 at half-time. It was the third straight win for the Sea Eagles.

Winger Rod Jackson played in our 13-10 first grade grand final win over Parramatta in 1976.
Winger Rod Jackson played in our 13-10 first grade grand final win over Parramatta in 1976.

Rd 6, 1983

A dominant first half performance saw the Sea Eagles thump Balmain Tigers 34-18 at Brookvale.

The Brookvale faithful were on their feet as the Manly players left the field at half-time with a commanding 28-0 lead.

Half-back Phil Blake and winger John Ribot scored two tries each. Centre Phil Sigsworth and five-eighth and captain Alan Thompson also crossed for tries.

Balmain captain Wayne Pearce scored a double for the Tigers.

Rd 4, 1994

Manly full-back Matthew Ridge scored eight points in the Sea Eagles’ gritty 13-10 win over the Newcastle Knights at Marathon Stadium.

Ridge kicked four from four with his counterpart, Andrew Johns, kicking two from two after both teams scored a try each. Steve Menzies crossed for Manly.

Johns also kicked two field goals with Manly’s field goal coming from Cliff Lyons.

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