Ex-Player Profiles

  • Jamie Goddard

    Retired hurt: physical pain can last a lifetime for NRL players

    As premiership winners Anthony Minichiello and Jason King prepare for their final few weeks in the NRL, ...
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    Brent Kite 2004 – 2013

    During the 2004 NRL season, with Manly fighting to hold off a first-ever wooden spoon, the administration ...
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    Nik Kosef – 1992 to 2002

    The Cobar born Kosef, whose immigrant parents initially frowned upon his participation in the Australian ...
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    Mark Carroll – 1994 to 1997

    The former Penrith and South Sydney hard man was lured to Manly by test coach Bob Fulton to bolster a ...
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    George Rose 2006 – 2013

    George Rose is a giant young prop forward who will be joining the Sea Eagles forward pack in 2006.
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    Ken Day – 1965 to 1968

    Ken Day was the Manly ‘blue chip’ signing of the 1960s. Originally from Brisbane Wests he was forced ...
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    Frank Stokes 1990 to 1994

    Frank Stokes came to Manly as a raw 17 year old kid after been spotted by Bob Fulton on an end of season ...
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    Don McKinnon – 1988

    Arguably one of the best front rowers to play for Manly was the Pommy ‘made of granite’, Kevin Ward.  ...
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    Daniel Gartner – 1992 to 1999

    Daniel Gartner came through the Manly junior ranks with some illustrious company, players like Menzies, ...
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    Chris Close – 1982 to 1987

    Originally from Cunnamulla in outback Queensland, Chris ‘Choppy’ Close, a 19 year old massive centre ...
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    Andy Goodway – 1985

    The Sea Eagles had great success with importing English players throughout the 1970’s and they made ...
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    Ben Kennedy 2005 to 2006

    As Manly emerged from the North Eagles debacle, coach Des Hasler and recruitment guru Noel Cleal went ...

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Is the time right for expansion? If so, where?

Dan Nicholls – December 10, 2014 As it does during every off-season, the question of expansion has once again been tabled. Yesterday it was revealed that the CEO of the Central QLD ...
Kieran Foran

Warriors target Sea Eagles five-eighth Kieran Foran for NRL season 2016

  Story by Michael Burgess  | The Sunday Mail (Qld) KIERAN Foran has emerged as one of the Warriors’ major targets for the 2016 season. The Kiwis five eighth, who featured in ...
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Ex Warrior keen to buy into club culture

Andrew Prentice and Jon Geddes •From:  Manly Daily •October 29, 2014 4:32PM HIGH-profile Sea Eagles recruit­ Feleti Mateo spent Wednesday house hunting on the northern beaches. His ...
Steve Matai

5 burning questions: Sea Eagles

By Dan Walsh NRL.com With several senior players reportedly wanting out, will Manly be forced into a rebuilding phase in 2015 or will predictions of the side’s demise once again ...
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Sea Eagles star rushing home to attend his wedding

Sea Eagles forward Jesse Sene-Lefao gets married tom­orrow, but the honeymoon will have to wait. He has been called up into the Samoan Four Nations squad and will leave a training ...
Bob Fulton

NRL encouraged by secret trials of refs bunker

The NRL has conducted secret tests on a prototype for a video referees’ bunker and is sufficiently encouraged by the results to keep pushing towards implementing the technology. The ...
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Gutherson keen to be Stewart’s successor

Clinton Gutherson has his eye on the maroon and white No.1 jumper Brett Stewart has called his own for the past decade at Manly, but for now he is happy to be learning at the feet of ...
Brayden Wiliame

Sea Eagles finally catch the one that got away

A promising youngster who the Sea Eagles wanted to sign as a 16-year-old will finally join the club five years later. Versatile back Brayden Wiliame, who can play centre, wing and ...
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NRL night grand finals here to stay

The record ratings for the NRL grand final have effectively killed off any hope of the game being returned to a daytime slot. The decider between South Sydney and Canterbury was a ratings ...
Mal Cochrane

Passionate Mal Cochrane gets on board at Manly

He was one of the Sea Eagles best-ever players and 24 years after his final game in maroon and white Mal Cochrane is still very grateful for the way the club helped shape his life. And ...