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On The Record: Sea Eagles vs Bulldogs

Today, we take a look back at the 10 biggest wins by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles over Canterbury-Bankstown.

The Sea Eagles and the Bulldogs were due to clash at Belmore Sportsground on Friday, May 15, but the round 10 match has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biggest wins vs Canterbury

45-7, Rd 14,1954

Prolific points scoring winger Ron Rowles scored a club record 30 points against Canterbury at Brookvale.

Rowles scored four tries and kicked nine goals much to the delight of the Manly fans in this Saturday afternoon match.

It still remains a club record today and was equalled by Matthew Ridge against Wests at Brookvale in 1996 (2 tries, 11 goals).

32-9, Rd 6, 1966

A 17 point haul by Bob Batty was the highlight in this win at Brookvale over Canterbury.

Batty scored a try and kicked seven goals. Alec Tennant scored a double while Bill Bradstreet, George McTaggart, and Frank Stanton also scored tries on this Sunday afternoon fixture.

41-12, Rd 8, 1972

A crowd of 18,000 fans at Brookvale saw a masterful display by Manly Immortal Bob Fulton.

The brilliant centre scored three tries and kicked two goals for 13 points. Derek Moritz also had a fine game for Manly, scoring two tries and kicking three goals for 12 points.

36-2, Rd 3, 1983

Exciting half-back Phil Blake (below) turned in a dominant performance to score four tries in this 34-point win at Brookvale.

Winger Kerry Boustead and centre Phil Sigsworth also scored tries while full-back Graham Eadie kicked six goals in an impressive win under Coach Bob Fulton.

34-6, Rd 17, 1983

The Sea Eagles put Canterbury to the sword for the second time in the 1983 season with a 28 point thumping at Belmore Sportsground in front of 11,000 fans.

Blake was at it his magical best again, scoring two tries with Phil Carey, Noel Cleal, Chris Close, Max Krilich, and Alan Thompson also scoring.

32-2, Rd 19, 1987

The Sea Eagles ran in five unanswered tries to the delight of over 16,000 happy fans in a Sunday afternoon match at Brookvale.

Centre Greg Austin, half-back Des Hasler, five-eighth Martin Meredith, and second-rowers Noel Cleal and Ron Gibbs scored tries for Manly. Hooker Mal Cochrane kicked six from eight goals.

40-14, Rd 7, 2006

Popular half-back Matt Orford scored half of Manly’s 40 points in this big away win at ANZ Stadium on a Sunday afternoon.

Orford scored two tries and kicked six goals for 20 points in a match that saw Manly lead 28-6 at half-time.

Winger Paul Stephenson also scored two tries with Steve Bell, Steve Matai and Ben Kennedy crossing too.

38-4, Rd 13, 2011

Classy Manly centre and captain Jamie Lyon (below) had a Saturday night to remember at ANZ Stadium.

Lyon scored two tries and kicked five goals for 18 points after the Sea Eagles ran riot in the first half to lead 22-0 at the break.

Daly Cherry-Evans, William Hopoate, George Rose, Anthony Watmough, and David Williams also scored in the win under Coach Des Hasler.

32-10, Rd 13, 2014

A muddy field was not enough to stop champion Manly full-back Brett Stewart from scoring two tries in this Friday night match.

The Sea Eagles overcame a slow start to lead 18-6 at half-time before going on with the job. Winger Peta Hiku, centre Steve Matai, and forward Jesse Sene-Lefao also scored tries.

36-0, Rd 4, 2017

Centre Dylan Walker scored a try and kicked four goals in this Saturday afternoon whitewash at Lottoland.

Fellow centre Brian Kelly scored two tries with Api Koroisau, Curtis Sironen, Tom Trbojevic and Akuila Uate also scoring.

The Sea Eagles walked off the field to a standing ovation with a 26-0 lead at the break.