The Dragons travel to Lottoland on Sunday to take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Throughout 28 matches, there have been several thrilling clashes between the two sides. We look at some of the best.
St George Illawarra Dragons 28 defeated Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 0
Semi Final, September 15th, 2006
Sydney Football Stadium
After beating eventual premiers the Brisbane Broncos in the qualifying finals, the Dragons were left to face a Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles side boasting a formidable line-up.
The first half was a tense and physical battle resulting in a slim 8-0 lead to the Dragons. But the final 40 minutes saw the Dragons blow Manly completely off the park.
A double to Brett Morris and tries to Matt Cooper, Ben Hornby and Daryl Millard snuffed out any chance of a Manly revival as the Red V wall held firm keeping Manly scoreless.
St George Illawarra Dragons 36 defeated Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 34
Round 25, August 29th, 2004
The Dragons pulled off one of their most memorable comebacks against Manly in this Round 25 clash in front of a packed house at Kogarah.
Manly flew out of the gates and recorded 24 points in the opening half leaving head coach Nathan Brown to do some soul searching in the sheds.
Whether it was a special half-time speech from Brown, or the passionate home Dragons supporter base cheering them on, the Red V stormed home from a 20-point deficit to finish the match as winners.
Try scoring specialist Nathan Blacklock was once again in the thick of the action picking up a pair of four-pointers. While Matt Cooper, Lincoln Withers and Ben Hornby also crossed the white stripe.
The Sea Eagles weren't completely done with, staging a tense fightback to reign in the rampaging Dragons, but the siren sounded with the home side narrowly in front by two points.
St George Illawarra Dragons 52 defeated Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22
Round 20, July 23rd, 2017
WIN Stadium, Wollongong
After coming into the NRL with plenty of hype, Matt Dufty made a sensational debut in a match that saw a whopping 13 tries scored.
The Dragons started on fire scoring five tries in the opening 40 minutes while keeping Manly scoreless. But some words from Manly coach and former Dragon Trent Barrett at half time sparked a second half revival.
Manly took just one minute to score in the second 40 and went on to cross the line for four tries in 13 minutes. With the Dragons now only claiming a six-point lead, their engine kicked back into gear. They scored three tries in seven minutes before Dufty scored his first ever NRL try in the 78th minute to seal the match.