A Timeline of Manly's History til 2003 4 Novemeber, 1946: Two new clubs - Parramatta and Manly Warringah- are admitted in the NSWRL competition for 1947. 22 January, 1947: The innaugural meeting of the Manly - Warringah club is held at the Soldiers Memorial Hall in Manly. 12 April, 1947: Manly are narrowly defeated by Wests in their first premiership match, 15 - 13, at Brookvale Oval. 3 May, 1947: In the club's fourth match of competition, Manly suffer a 61 - 11 loss to St George. 31 May, 1947: After seven straight losses, Manly records their first win, 15 - 7, against fellow new-comers Parramatta at Brookvale Oval. 16 August, 1947: A late season 23 - 12 win over Easts allows Manly to avoid finishing last in their debut season, The club has never won the wooden spoon in it's history. 8 October, 1949: Roy Bull becomes the club's first Test Player when he plays in Australia's 13 - 10 win over New Zealand in Auckland. 22 July, 1950: Manly hooker Kevin Schubert plays in Australia's historic 5 - 2 win over Great Britain. Schubert plays in all three tests - Our first ashes win in 30 years. 11 June, 1951: Manly's former beach sprint champion Johnny Bliss, and local centre Gordon Willoughby make their test debuts against France at the Sydney Cricket Ground. 21 July, 1951: Manly pair Wally O'connell and Kevin Schubert represent Australia in the 35 - 14 loss to France at the Sydney Cricket Ground. 8 September, 1951: Appearing in the play-offs for the first time in their short history, Manly thrash Wests 37 - 9. 15 September, 1951: Manly qualify for their first Grand Final with a convincing 18 - 8 win over St George in the preliminary final. 23 September, 1951: Without the services of Captain-Coach Wally O'connell, Manly are no match for defending premiers Souths in the grand final, losing 42 - 14. 2 July, 1952: Former Newcastle winger Jack Lumsden, the older brother of St George great Eddie Lumsden, makes his test debut against New Zealand. 24 July, 1954: Winger Ron Rowles scores a club record 30 points (4 tries and 9 goals) in the 45 - 7 win over Canterbury. 21 August, 1954: For the fourth straight season, Ron Rowles is the competitions leading point scorer. He scores a then club record 221 points (13 tries, 91 goals). 14 June, 1958: Rex Mossop joins the ranks of Dual Internationals when he makes his test debut against Great Britain at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia wins 25 - 8. 15 August, 1959: Manly take on the unbeaten St George team in the Grand Final, only to lose 20 - 0. 2 April, 1966: Wollongong product Bob Fulton makes his debut for Manly in the 20 - 10 win over Norths. Fulton plays in all 20 matches for the club in his first season. 25 June, 1966: Manly junior Bill Bradstreet makes his only Test appearance in the Australian forward pack, in the first test loss against Great Britain, 17 - 13. 16 July, 1966: Former Queensland forward Mick Veivers takes his place in Australia's second test team. Veivers plays in the deciding two tests that retain the ashes. 10 September, 1966: Manly narrowly miss the chance to qualify for their first grand final since 1959 when beaten by Balmain in the preliminary final, 8 - 5. 14 May, 1967: Winger Les Hanigan scores a club record 5 tries in the 39 - 5 win over Cronulla. Hanigan finishes the year as the season's leading try scorer (16 tries). 10 June, 1967: Les Hanigan scores two tries in his test debut against New Zealand. Australia wins the match 22 - 13 and Hanigan later tours with the 1967/68 kangaroos. 10 June, 1968: 21 year old Manly pivot Bob Fulton plays for Australia in the 20 - 2 win over France in the world cup final. 21 September, 1968: After defeating Souths in the Major Semi Final, Manly lose the Grand Final 13 - 9 against Souths. 13 September, 1969: Manly are beaten in the Preliminary Final by Balmain, 15 - 14, in sensational circumstances denying the club a place in the grand final against Souths. 19 September, 1970: For the fifth time in the clubs history, Manly are bridesmaids at Grand Final time losing 23 - 12 to Souths. 11 September, 1971: After finishing the season as Minor Premiers. Manly exit the Semi Finals with a 15 - 12 loss to St George. 16 September, 1972: In the clubs 25th season in the NSWRL, Manly capture their first premiership with a 19 - 14 win over Easts in the Grand Final. 29 July, 1973: Manly scores a club record 70 - 7 win over wooden-spooners Penrith at Penrith Park. The Sea Eagles score 14 tries with everyone being converted by Graham Eadie. 15 September, 1973: In a vicious Grand Final against Cronulla, 2 tries to Bob Fulton prove the difference in Manly's 10 - 7 victory. 8 September, 1974: Manly's bid to win a hat-trick of premierships is shattered by Wests, 23 - 20, in the minor semi final. 18 September, 1976: Captain by Bob Fulton, the Sea Eagles defeat Parramatta 13 - 10 in the Grand Final. 15 July, 1978: Australia wraps up the Trans-Tasman test series, with Manly coach Frank Stanton reuniting with former club great Bob Fulton at the helm of the test team. 3 September, 1978: Manly and Parramatta draw a contentious semi final match 13 all. Three days later the Sea Eagles win the replay just as controversally, 17 - 11. 16 September, 1978: Manly and Cronulla draw the Grand Final 11 all. 19 September, 1978: Manly win a mid week grand final replay against Cronulla 16 - 0. Seven Sea Eagles players and coach Frank Stanton, are named in the kangaroo squad. 3 July, 1982: Max Krilich becomes the clubs first Test Captain when he leads Australia to victory in the first test against New Zealand, 11 - 8 at Lang Park. 26 September, 1982: Parramatta defeat Manly in the grand final, 21 - 8. 25 September, 1983: Despite being runaway minor premiers, Manly are again no match for Parramatta in the grand final, losing 18 - 6. 27 September, 1987: In the last grand final at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Bob Fulton coached Manly team defeats Canberra 18 - 8. 6 March, 1988: Defending premiers Manly are thrashed 44 - 10 in the season opener by the newly promoted Brisbane club. 24 September, 1995: In a major upset, minor premiers Manly are beaten 17 - 4 by the Terry Lamb inspired Bulldogs in the Grand Final. 29 September, 1996: Manly win their 6th premiership by defeating St George in the grand final, 20 - 8. 6 October, 1996: At the height of the super league war, Geoff Toovey captains Australia in the test win against Papua New Guinea, 52 - 6 in Port Moresby. 28 September, 1997: In a stunning finish to the divided 1997 season, Newcastle pip Manly on the bell, 22 - 16, in the Grand Final of the ARL competition. 1 July, 1999: Manly leagues club chairman, Ken Arthurson, publicly questions the Sea Eagles bid to remain a stand alone club in the 2000 NRL competition. 9 October, 1999: Members of the Manly club vote in favour of a joint venture with the Norths club. 22 March, 2003: Manly make their long-awaited return to the NRL but suffers a loss at the hands of North Queensland. 15 July, 2003: Club chairman Paul Vautin resigns before the end of the season in order to bring stability to the troubled club at boardroom level. 5 August, 2003: It is announced that Des Hasler will take over as first grade coach at Manly in 2004. .......................... That's as far as it goes on the info I have. Still some pretty good reading. I might do another thread shortly with all stats from the entire Manly history for any that are interested.