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How long has it been since Manly played a first grade premiership match at Campbelltown Sports Stadium?

By the time Monday rolls around for the clash between Wests Tigers and Manly, it will be 5511 days or 15 years, 1 month and 2 days, since the Sea Eagles played a first grade game at Campbelltown.

Or for those who like more facts and figures, the 5511 days can be converted into:

- 476, 150, 400 seconds

- 7,935, 840 minutes

- 132, 264 hours

- 787 weeks (rounded down)

The last time was on Saturday, June 27, 1998, where a crowd of 7712 fans saw Manly beat Western Suburbs Magpies 45-30. The referee was Tim Mander.

The Magpies were captained by Steve Georgallis, the current Wests Tigers NRL Assistant Coach, with Tommy Raudonikis the Wests coach.

Manly were led by captain Geoff Toovey, the current Sea Eagles Coach. The Sea Eagles were coached by Bob Fulton.

Since the formation of the Wests Tigers in 2000, the two clubs have clashed at Leichhardt Oval, Telstra Stadium (now ANZ Stadium), Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford, and Allianz Stadium, but have never met in an NRL match at Campbelltown.

Wests Tigers also never played Northern Eagles in a premiership match at Campbelltown.

Here is a look back at the June 27, 1998, match.

Wests Magpies

1 Ken McGuinness, 2 Darryl Fisher, 3 Aseri Laing, 4 Kevin McGuinness, 5 Jared Mills, 6 Damian Kennedy, 7 Brett Hodgson, 8 Harvey Howard, 9 Ciriaco Mescia, 10 Darren Fritz, 11 Lincoln Raudonikis, 12 Scott Coxon

13 Steve Georgallis (c); Bench: 14 Brenton Pomery, 15 Chris Yates

16 Adrian Rainey, 17 Travis Baker

Coach: Tom Raudonikis


1 Craig Hancock, 2 Alf Duncan, 3 John Hopoate, 4 Terry Hill, 5 Albert Torrens, 6 Luke Phillips, 7 Geoff Toovey (c), 8 Neil Tierney, 9 Jim Serdaris

10 Anthony Colella, 11 Steve Menzies, 12 Daniel Gartner, 13 Nik Kosef

Bench: 14 Craig Field, 15 Cliff Lyons, 16 Joe Taylor, 17 Adam Peters

Coach: Bob Fulton

Manly 45 (Nik Kosef 2, Luke Phillips 2, Alf Duncan, Craig Field, John Hopoate, Steve Menzies tries; Phillips 6/8 goals, Phillips field goal) d Western Suburbs 30 (Travis Baker 2, Damian Kennedy, Ciriaco Mescia, Kevin McGuinnes tries; Brett Hodgson 5/6 goals).
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