Manly’s shattering win over Melbourne was the biggest in the NRL‘s 55 year history of grand finals.
Manly Sea Eagles crushed Melbourne Storm 40 – 0 to the euphoria of an 80,000+ crowd at ANZ Stadium.
The result reversed the fortunes of last year’s loss by Manly.
It was a win that bettered Eastern Suburbs’ 38-0 thumping of St George in 1975.
It represents Manly’s first premiership since 1996, and the first time since 1978 a team has been held scoreless in a decider.
Entertainment included The Living End, Anthony Warlow, cheerleaders and, umm, bbqs.
The second hour of the game will factor into Nine’s primetime share for the night, not to mention giving the network a big lead-in to its other shows including The Mentalist.
Source / Photo: Sydney Morning Herald