The Manly Sea Eagles were founded in 1947 and have played at Brookvale Oval since their inception. The Sea Eagles were at the peak of their powers during the 1970’s where they won four Premierships out of the seven they have achieved so far in their history. Manly’s 40-0 Grand Final triumph over the Storm in 2008 is now the biggest victory margin achieved by any Australian Rugby League team in a Premiership decider.
In 2014 the Sea Eagles performed well again finishing the regular season in second place, allowing for the side to progress deeper into finals territory irrespective of win or loss in the opening elimination round. In the first round the side failed to fell eventual champions the South Sydney Rabbitohs, losing 40-24 – however, due to their regular season success Manly progressed to the semi finals. The Sea Eagles failed to convert on this second chance opportunity losing to the Bulldogs 18-17 and were consequently knocked out of the competition after a disappointing finals series.
Full 2015 NRL draw can be found here.
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