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1976 The Year that Was!

Round 1 – 28/03/76Norths 26 defeated Wynnum Manly 22 (Bishop Park)The Wynnum Manly A Grade side opened their premiership chase on a dull note, when they went down to Norths 26-22.It was a hard-fought close match which saw both sides score four tries.  A feature of...

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1982 QRL Winfield State League Stick Pins

In the season of 1982, the Brisbane Rugby League competition took on a totally new look.During a normal Brisbane Rugby League season we would have three rounds played, which involved 21 home and away fixtures, unless you were the match of the day which was held at...

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1976 Jim Shuns the Seagull Star Role

“Please don’t lay it on, mate.  I don’t go for that stuff at all.”  This sincere request came from Wynnum Manly coach Jim Lewis and the message was that he did not want publicity around himself.For the team, yes.  They were the ones out there, trying like mad, copping...

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20 Questions with Jim Geraghty

Question 1: Jim where did your love for Rugby League start?Jim: Well my father was one of the founders of the Wynnum Manly Football Club, so when I was a kid I went to all the football games with him naturally.  I didn't play much, because early in my career I broke...

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1975 Magic in that Icy Splash

What "miracle" does the "magic sponge" contain?  Nothing more than a hefty splash of ice cold water, according to the Les Jones formula.  Les, Wynnum-Manly's trainer, for three years, is one of the first aid men to tend to minor injuries while the game is in...

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1992 Open 4 South Premiers

The scene was set for a much anticipated clash between the Wynnum Manly and Boundary (West End) teams in the Open 4 South Grand Final held at Davies Park.Minor premiers Wynnum Manly were favourites losing only one game throughout the regular season.  That game was...

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1984 The Year that was!

Round 1 - 3/3/84Wynnum Manly 22 d Wests 14 (Kougari Oval)Wynnum-Manly played Wests in their opening match at Kougari Oval on Saturday night and came home victors by 22-14 in a match which saw a lot of dropped ball by both sides. A huge crowd turned up to see the game...

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1972 Third Grade Premiers

Before one of the greatest crowds to witness a curtain raiser at Lang Park the Wynnum Manly Third Grade side carried off the Brisbane Rugby League Premiership with a 9-2 win over Norths.This was a typical Grand Final clash with hard, torrid play interspersed with...

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1992 The Year that was!

Round 1 - 29/3/92Logan City 22 d Wynnum Manly 10 (Meakin Park)Sunday provided a less than auspicious opening to the season for the Wynnum Seag­ulls when they engaged the Logan City Scorpions at Meakin Park.The afternoon started well with the Colts emerging winners...

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1981 Wynnum Manly Seagull Doll

In August 1981, it was time to hop onto the train and make your way to the Royal Queensland Show, better known as the the EKKA.  In the many pavilions throughout the 'EKKA' were stalls representing each of eight Brisbane Rugby League Clubs.  In this year the QRL...

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1985 Brisbane Rugby League Rothmans Medal

Wynnum Manly and Queensland rugby league back-rower Ian French, became only the second Wynnum-Manly player since the awards inception, to win the coveted Rothmans Medal.  French, won the award by one point in an exciting finish to the count over Brothers centre Tim...

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