The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles entered the premiership in 1947 and are one of the most dominant clubs in the game.
Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston is likely to go down as one of, if not the greatest players of the modern era according to his opposition this week.
Manly fullback Brett Stewart is in arguably career-best form and could help drive the side to an unlikely 2015 finals berth, according to impressed teammates.
It's not often the 13th placed side starts as the favourite against the team in second. But Manly's return to form has them primed for a run to the finals.
The battle for top try-scorer heats up, Newcastle's silver lining, the Broncos end the Bulldogs' streak, and the Sea Eagles' mid-season revival.
Manly's Kieran Foran credits fullback Brett Stewart for the Sea Eagles' mid-season resurgence, describing him as the best ball-playing fullback in the NRL.
The key points from Manly's thrashing of the Titans on Monday night, with Daly Cherry-Evans overcoming the crowd's boos to help inspire a Sea Eagles victory.
Brett Stewart has kept Manly's season alive with a sparkling display that saw the Sea Eagles record their biggest win of the season against the Titans.
Manly skipper Jamie Lyon says the Sea Eagles are confident they have what it takes to force their way into finals contention this year.
There is no question that 'DCE' is in for a frosty reception in the Sunshine State when he faces up to the team he left at the contract altar this season.