Sea Eagles and Bears play their final game in senior rugby league as an era comes to an end Jon Geddes, Manly Daily August 1, 2016 9:48am IT has been one of rugby league’s fiercest rivalries and it started 70 years ago. But one of the game’s great traditions had its swansong at Brookvale Oval last Saturday. With no fanfare, the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the North Sydney Bears played their final game of senior football against each other in front of a tiny crowd in the NSW Cup. Most spectators would have been blissfully unaware they were witnessing a piece of history. Norths had the final say, winning the derby 32-18, in a game where Sea Eagle Jamil Hopoate scored three tries. Next year, it will all be different when the Sea Eagles form a partnership with the powerful Blacktown Workers Club. Click here to read the rest of the Manly Daily article at dailytelegraph.com.au.