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Best Manly recruit from each Club

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I was having a discussion with a Cronulla supporting mate about JSL and we were trying to think of the last player Manly recruited from Cronulla and I was struggling to come up with a decent one. Then it got me thinking about the best player we've recruited from each opposition club. Criteria was they must have had played more than 20 first grade games before Manly signed them, so they were an established player of sorts not just a rookie. My memory doesn't go back much past late 70's, so happy to hear thoughts from earlier days.

    Balmain -
    Brisbane Broncos - Ben Walker / Nami
    Brisbane pre Broncs - Choppy Close
    Canberra - Monas / Robbo
    Canterbury - Gearin
    Cronulla - Nathan Long
    Easts / Roosters - Crusher / Rambo / Paul McCabe / Boustead
    Gold Coast - Graham Mackay / (Myles)
    Illawarra -
    Melbourne - Ox / Belly
    Newcastle - BK / Teddy
    Newtown - Whatsapackta
    Nth Queensland - Astroboy
    North Sydney - Napper / Bella / Irvine
    Parramatta - Liddiard / Geoff Gerard (Killer technically came from ESL)
    Penrith - Shane Rodney (Api K / Brown)
    Souths - Chimp / Lurch / Spud / Mooney
    St George - Snoz
    St Merge - Kitey
    Warriors - Mateo
    Wests Magpies - Les Boyd / Cement / Tezza
    Wests Tigers - (Kapow)
    Pommie - Kevin Ward / Reilly / Norton
    Rugby Convert - Ridge
     
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    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Pretty good list there, but here's a few more contenders!

      North Queensland (pre-Cows) - John 'Cracker' McDonald
      Norths - John Gray, Goldie Walker
      Penrith - Des Hasler
      Easts - Johnny Mayes
      Newcastle (pre-Knights) - Allan Thomson

      Cracker was signed as a current Test centre and captained us in a grand final.
      Walker, Hasler, Mayes, and Thomson won grand finals with Manly, and were or later became internationals.
      Gray was an English and Great Britain Test player who would have been in a Manly grand final-winning side, except he got suspended in a semi-final!
       
    • Mal Cochrane

      Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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      add Dave Brown from the Roosters
       
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      Wests Magpies - Stephen Knight

      Souths/Bulldogs/Wests - Jim Sedaris

      Canberra (pre Raiders) - Phil Carey

      Parramatta - Peter Peters
       
    • OneEyedEagle

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      Wests - Ray Brown, John Dorahy, Kevin McGuinness
      Parramatta - Geoff Gerard, Tony Melrose, David Liddiard, David Williams
      Easts - Kerry Boustead, Ian Schubert, Marty Gurr, Ron Gibbs, George Rose
      Newtown - Phil Sigsworth
      Canterbury - Glenn Hall, Willie Mason
      Souths - Ian Roberts, Craig Field, Josh Starling
      Penrith - Scott Pethybridge
      Canberra - Luke Williamson, Mark Bryant
      Brisbane - Ben Walker
      North Queensland - Ben Farrar
      Gold Coast - Brenton Lawrence
       
    • midsteyne

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      woolongong wests bozo
      norths irvine
      squeels higgs
      souths brannigan/oneal,moses,roberts,field,mooney,carroll,starling
       
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    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      • brad

        brad Well-Known Member

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        How can we forget chris hicks from penrith.
         
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        • Peter C

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          Canterbury - Dennis Ward
           
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          • Pablo

            Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Norths - Cliff Lyons
            Souths - Roberts
            St George/Wests - Neil Tierney
             
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            • eagle66

              eagle66 Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Phil Carey came down from Newcastle and went to Canberra after Manly
               
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              • Rusty Cage

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                Andrew Walker in the St George, Roosters & Rugby Lists.
                 
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                • cherry_poppins

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                  Walkabout wasn't really that good
                   
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                  • lsz

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                    Did Craig Innes come straight from the rah rahs?
                     
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                      Ronnie Gibbs - Roosters?
                      Kevin Ward - England somewhere??
                      O'Conner - St G
                      J . Lyon - English Super League
                      Kapow - Tiglets
                      Crusher - Easts
                      Hasler - Penrith
                       
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                      hartley from heaven:praying:
                       
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                      • Chip and Chase

                        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        We signed him from Western Reds and before that he was at Leeds
                         
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                        Souths - Dylan walker
                         
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                          Western reds mate.
                           

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