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75 years: On This Day - March 20

Let's reflect on some of the best wins of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles history as the Club celebrates its 75th anniversary season this year.

On This Day - March 20

Rd 4, 1982

Champion Manly full-back Graham Eadie scored 13 points in Manly’s 25-10 win over St George Dragons at Brookvale.

A Saturday crowd of over 14,000 saw Eadie score a try and kick five from seven goals as the Sea Eagles built on a 12-7 lead at half-time.

Fred Teasdell scored two tries in the win with Max Krilich and Paul McCabe also crossing for the Sea Eagles.

Rd 3, 1988

The Sea Eagles recorded one of their biggest ever wins under Coach Bob Fulton when they thumped the Parramatta Eels 64-12 at Parramatta Stadium in a Sunday afternoon carve-up.

Full-back Dale Shearer and five-eighth Cliff Lyons were outstanding in scoring three tries each while Matt Burke, Charlie Haggett, Don McKinnon, Michael O’Connor, and Paul Vautin also scored.

O’Connor kicked 10 from 12 goals for a personal haul of 24 points in a match that saw the Sea Eagles lead 34-12 at half-time.

Rd 2, 2005

Manly half-back and captain Michael Monaghan scored a hat-trick of tries in a crushing 46-20 win over the Cronulla Sharks at Brookvale on a Sunday afternoon.

Michael Monaghan scored his only career hat-trick in the win over the Sharks at Brookvale.
Michael Monaghan scored his only career hat-trick in the win over the Sharks at Brookvale.

Leading 24-16 at half-time, the Sea Eagles piled on the points in the second half. Anthony Watmough (2), Shayne Dunley, Steve Menzies and Brett Stewart also scored for Manly in a match that saw winger John Hopoate sent off for a massive hit on Keith Galloway.

Five-eighth Michael Witt kicked seven from eight goals.

Monaghan is the current NRL Assistant Coach of the Sea Eagles under Head Coach Des Hasler.

Rd 2, 2011

Half-back Daly Cherry-Evans kicked five from five and landed a field goal in Manly’s 27-16 win over the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Daly Cherry-Evans...the Dally M Rookie of the Year in 2011.
Daly Cherry-Evans...the Dally M Rookie of the Year in 2011.

Leading 14-10 at half-time, the Sea Eagles ran in tries to Kieran Foran, William Hopoate, Anthony Watmough, and Tony Williams.