your comprehensive guide to Rugby in Australia

Manly - Warringah Sea Eagles

The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are an Australian professional rugby league club based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. They compete in the National Rugby League's Telstra Premiership, the premier rugby league competition of Australasia.

The club first appeared in the 1947 New South Wales Rugby Football League season and currently plays home matches out of its ground Brookvale Oval whilst being based at the New South Wales Academy of Sport in Narrabeen.

Since winning their first premiership in 1972, the club has won a total of seven First Grade titles along with a number of other competitions. Manly won their most recent premiership on 5 October 2008, when they defeated Melbourne Storm by a record breaking 40-0.

They then travelled to England to become the first NRL team since 2003 to win the World Club Challenge by defeating the reigning European Super League premiers, Leeds Rhinos 28-20, cementing their position as the world's top rugby league club for that season.

Steve Menzies holds the record for most first-grade games for Manly and the Northern Eagles with 349, Cliff Lyons played 309 first-grade games for Manly.

The record for most points scored is held by Graham Eadie with 1917 points and Matthew Ridge has the highest total in one season, scoring 257 in 1995. Steve Menzies holds the top try scoring record with 151.

He is also the highest scoring forward in the history of the game.

The Sea Eagles have never won the wooden spoon in their 64 seasons, the longest period of any club.