It’s the record of dominance against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks that’s been evolving at Brookvale for almost 20 years.
Since the return of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles to the NRL premiership in 2003 following the demise of the Northern Eagles, the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks have found Brookvale Oval anything but a happy hunting ground.
Record books show that the Sea Eagles have won a staggering 10 of the 12 matches played at Brookvale since 2003.
Cronulla’s only two victories were a 30-28 win in 2004 and a 16-10 win in 2008.
The last time the two clubs met at Brookvale was in 2019 when the Sea Eagles knocked out the Sharks in the 2019 Qualifying final.
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Manly vs Cronulla at Brookvale since 2003
Played 12: Manly 10, Cronulla 2
2003: Manly 36-18; 2004: Cronulla 30-28; 2005: Manly 46-20; 2006: Manly 20-18; 2008: Cronulla 16-10; 2009: Manly 18-16; 2010: Manly 40-12; 2013: Manly 25-18; 2014: Manly 24-4; 2015: Manly 28-16; 2016: Manly 22-12; QF, 2019: Manly 28-16
Best 5 wins at Brookvale since 2003
Rd 2 2005, Manly 46-20
Manly half-back and captain Michael Monaghan scored his only career hat-trick in a Sunday afternoon classic at Brookvale.
Leading 24-16 at half-time, tough and skillful Manly second-rower Anthony Watmough crossed for two tries in the win.
The match was marred by the controversial send off of Manly winger John Hopoate for an ugly high shot on young Cronulla prop Keith Galloway.
Rd 5, 2010: Manly 40-12
Jamie Lyon and Michael Robertson each scored doubles in a match that Manly dominated from the outset.
The Sea Eagles led 30-6 at half-time with Lyon scoring half of Manly’s points through two tries and six goals.
Rd 6, 2014: Manly 24-4
Hard hitting centre Steve Matai scored two of Manly’s five tries in muddy conditions at Brookvale.
The Sea Eagles left the field at half-time to a standing ovation following a dominant 40 minutes that saw them lead 20-0 at the break.
Peta Hiku, Brenton Lawrence and Jorge Taufua also crossed for tries.
Rd 17, 2015: Manly 28-16
Tough winger Jorge Taufua scored a hat-trick against the Sharks in this Sunday afternoon thriller.
Taufua, Daly Cherry-Evans, and Steve Matai crossed for tries in a game that saw Manly lead 10-4 at half-time.
It was Taufua’s only hat-trick against Cronulla in a superb 10 year career for the Sea Eagles.
QF, 2019: Manly 28-16
Brookvale was rocking after the Sea Eagles knocked Cronulla out of the finals final in front of 15,495 fans.
A superb first half performance laid the platform for victory in the elimination qualifying final with Manly leading 18-4 at half-time.
Brendan Elliot, Addin Fonua-Blake, Api Koroisau, Brad Parker and Moses Suli crossed for tries.
Cronulla’s loss ended the great career of tough captain and lock Paul Gallen.