The long standing record for Most Tries in a Season for Manly set by the magical Phil Blake has fallen to brilliant Sea Eagles full-back Tom Trbojevic.
Blake set the record of 27 tries in 24 games, including finals, as the Manly half-back in the 1983 NSWRL competition.
Twenty-four-year-old Trbojevic broke the record when he crossed for his 28th try in 18 games this season in last night's Preliminary Final loss to South Sydney at Suncorp Stadium.
A week earlier, Trbojevic broke the record of most tries in a season by a full-back of 26 set by Penrith's Rhys Wesser in 2003 with a two try haul in the Elimination Semi-Final win over the Sydney Roosters. The two tries saw him join Blake on 27.
Electrifying winger Jason Saab moved into third place on the Most Tries in A Season for Manly after finishing on 26 tries in a superb first year at the Sea Eagles.
Points scoring winger Reuben Garrick joined the great Kevin Junee in fourth place on 23 tries after crossing for a double against the Rabbitohs.
Most Tries in a Season for Manly
28 Tom Trbojevic 2021
27 Phil Blake 1983
26 Jason Saab 2021
23 Kevin Junee 1974, Reuben Garrick 2021
22 Steve Menzies 1995, Terry Hill 1997, Brett Stewart 2008
21 Bob Fulton 1976, John Hopoate 1995, Scott Donald 2003, Brett Stewart 2006
#Records include finals.