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Beaver gets his chance

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by tookey, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Steve Menzies may be the latest former great to be inducted to the Manly coaching ranks. After successfully bringing along Des Hasler and Geoff Toovey, the Sea Eagles are looking at giving 'Beaver' a start in junior development when he returns from Europe.

    Menzies doesn't have any designs on coaching at NRL level just yet but don't be surprised if he is by Toovey's side within a year or two. The Manly legend will hang up his well-worn headgear at the end of the Super League season, just shy of his 40th birthday.
     
  2. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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    This will be great for the club. Can't wait.
     
  3. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    bloody oath,it will lift the club for sure
     
  4. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    He's too chilled to be a head coach, but having his calming influence around the club can only be a positive.

    Love the Beave.
     
  5. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    If Beaver has some soft of input into Manly it will be positive the guy oozes perfection.
     
  6. Boofhead

    Boofhead Active Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    If its Beaver it won't be soft!
     
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    • CAMBO

      CAMBO New Member

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      Look what he has done already

      Watmough - will never play against Manly
      Brett - will never play against manly
      King - will never play against manly
      Ballin, matai and Glenn would more than likely be the same.
       
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

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      And if it's soft, it usually won't ooze. But if it does, I'd suggest penicillin.
       
    • Lord Eagleton

      Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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      He is definitely too cruisy and laid back to be head coach. But if he was an assistant coach, or some part of the 1st grade coaching set up, even running the water, it would be such a great inspiration for our players.
      Its said that the great coaches make their players want to play well for them. Imagine how much more our boys would lift, knowing they are playing for the great Beaver?!
       
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      • EagleFromMay1967

        EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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        Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
         
      • Mals

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        We all saw what Beaver was capable of as a player, who knows what he may achieve in a development/coaching/ambassador role. In Beaver we trust! :)
         
      • mozgrame

        mozgrame Well-Known Member

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        Hahaha! Well....if that's all it is, then it's all good. Rather than come, I'll Christen it Beaver Juice.
         
      • Berkeley_Eagle

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        Beaver headed back to Brookie
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        Thursday 18 July 2013 3:28 PM
        Beaver headed back to Brookie
        The Sea Eagles are proud to announce that, after 21 years of first grade rugby league, Manly icon Steve "Beaver" Menzies will next year return to where it all began.
        Menzies will be back at Brookvale Oval as a club ambassador in 2014 and 2015 after announcing his retirement from playing at the end of the current Super League season, just two months before his 40th birthday.
        The prolific forward will be involved across all aspects of the business, including event and corporate appearances whilst acting as our valued Membership Ambassador.
        “I spent my entire NRL career with the Sea Eagles and I’m excited to be involved with Manly once again,” Menzies said.
        “It will be great to be back on the northern beaches, sharing my love for the Club that gave me my start.”
        Many of the Sea Eagles' senior squad played alongside Beaver in his final years and were glad to hear the news of his return.
        "I think it's a great move," co-captain Jamie Lyon said. "Beaver is, if not the biggest legend in the Club, he's right up there.
        "So it's great to get him back and all the boys are looking forward to seeing him around the place."
        General Manager David Perry believes that, as well as an inspirational figure, Menzies will be an invaluable asset to the Club.
        "Steve wasn’t just a great player and loyal clubman but an extremely popular character for the Sea Eagles on and off the field," he said.
        "He has a great passion for the Sea Eagles and the area in which he grew up and will be a great influence on our business and community.
        "We can't wait to have him involved and we're sure our players and supporters will be excited to see one of Manly's favourite sons in Maroon and White once again."
        Beaver played in five grand finals for the Club, including Manly's 1996 victory over the Dragons, claiming a second Premiership in 2008 to bring a fairytale end to his NRL career.
        Menzies made his first grade debut in 1993, earning both the Dally M Rookie of the Year and Second Rower of the Year awards in the following season. He represented the Blues in 20 State of Origin clashes and won 19 Test caps for Australia.
        He’s the most prolific try-scoring forward in Australian rugby league history, with 180 tries from 349 games for the club.
        His try in the final minutes of Manly's record-breaking 40-0 victory over the Storm is one of the most iconic moments in Sea Eagles history.
         
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