When it comes to Manly players scoring tries against the Melbourne Storm, there were none better at it than brilliant full-back Brett Stewart.
Stewart sits on top of the podium for most tries for the Sea Eagles against the Melbourne Storm with nine in a career that spanned 233 games for Manly from 2003-16.
The ‘Prince of Brookvale’, Stewart scored two doubles against the Storm with his first coming at home in a 28-8 win in round 25, 2013.
He then repeated the double in front of the Manly faithful at home in a thrilling 24-22 win in round two, 2015.
Sharing silver on the podium are hard hitting centre Steve Matai and winger/full-back Michael Robertson with eight tries each.
Matai, who played 230 games for the Sea Eagles from 2005-16, also grabbed one double against the Storm.
Robertson’s tally includes his incredible hat-trick in the record breaking 40-0 grand final win in 2008.
Robertson, and the always entertaining David ‘Wolfman’ Williams, are the only two Manly players to have scored hat-tricks against the Storm.
Williams, who scored seven tries against Melbourne, crossed for his hat-trick in the 28-8 win at Brookvale in 2013.
Of the current Manly players, Jorge Taufua leads the way with six tries to be equal with former premiership winning captain Jamie Lyon.
Jason Saab has crossed for three tries, including scoring a double in qualifying final loss on the Sunshine Coast last year.
Five-eighth Kieran Foran and full-back Reuben Garrick have scored two tries each with Garrick’s two coming from a double in the round 21 loss in Brisbane last year.
The Sea Eagles have won 15 of their 41 matches played against the Storm since the very first clash on July 10, 1998.
Rd 16 Telstra Premiership
Manly Sea Eagles vs Melbourne Storm
4 Pines Park, Thursday June 30