Sea Eagles Members, your much-loved Triple Header is back this Sunday!
The only thing is, you have to head out to Campbelltown to be part of it.
Fresh from the Sea Eagles’ superb triple header day at 4 Pines Park last month against the Wests Tigers in front of a record crowd of 17,385, it’s the joint venture club’s turn now to host the mighty men in the maroon and white jerseys.
Manly fans, irrespective of where your Sea Eagles wings are spread across Sydney, let's be grateful once again for this sheer ‘treat’ of three grades at the same venue on the one day.
I know...but it's at Campbelltown, and you are so used to playing the Tigers at Leichhardt!
And yes, some of you ‘don’t go that far for holidays’.
Well, fire up the Google Maps, or even dust off the old Tomtom navigation system from the 90s, for your Sea Eagles are heading down the motorways for one of those ‘rare’ trips out west to actually play the Wests Tigers.
I say ‘rare’ too, as Sunday’s game will be just the third time in 22 years the Sea Eagles have played the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
The first was in 2013 on a cold Monday night when the 'Lyon' roared and Jamie walked away with two tries in a strong win. The second was a two-point loss in 2018.
Of course, we did beat Canberra Raiders there in front of no crowds in 2020 during Covid, but that’s different.
Sunday's action kicks off at 9.45am with the Jersey Flegg game between the Sea Eagles and the Wests Tigers. Two talented teams fighting hard for the top eight.
Crikey, you say!... did I just read ‘9.45am start’. Good news is, your eyes are fine, so no need to go to Specsavers.
It will be followed by the NSW Cup fixture at 11.30am when the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles – fresh from their win over the old enemy the North Sydney Bears last weekend – tackle the Western Suburbs Magpies.
Blacktown will be chasing their third win of the season and victory will see them jump three points clear of the bottom placed Western Suburbs. Did someone say 'Silvertails vs Fibros'?
Then, at 2pm, it’s NRL game time as the Sea Eagles look to further build on their impressive win over the Warriors last week.
It was only five rounds ago that the Sea Eagles beat the Wests Tigers 36-22 on a magnificent day for the Trbojevic brothers!
And if that’s not enough, you can even stick around and enjoy a free concert after the NRL match from Lachie Gill, the latest winner of The Voice Australia. Hope he knows ‘Eagle Rock’.
It goes something like this, Lachie...'Now listen, Oh we're steppin' out', I'm gonna turn around, Gonna turn around once and we'll do the Eagle Rock'
It’s a super Sunday, so get out to the Macarthur region and support your beloved Sea Eagles.
Pull on your Manly jersey, throw on the old scarf and beanie, and walk around Campbelltown full of pride with your Sea Eagles gear on.
For some Tigers fans, seeing a Manly fan in Campbelltown will be like spotting a rare species.
But it will once again prove that old age myth wrong that ‘Manly fans don’t travel’.