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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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, they have to plenty to think about for life after football. Both have had to ...
Tony Archer

Tony Archer rules out giving video officials new powers

NRL referees boss Tony Archer believes empowering video referees with the ability to overrule decisions made by on-field officials would create another unnecessary interruption to the ...
Bob Fulton

Bob Fulton’s plan to make referees the 17th NRL club

RUGBY League Immortal Bob Fulton believes referees should be given the same backing and financial support as a 17th NRL club, adding that the code’s on-field officials are just ...
Returning Manly centre Steve Matai.

Matai’s milestone to inspire a revival

Cast an eye over the Manly 200 club and it’s easy to understand why the Sea Eagles’ history is so proud, fierce and factionalised. Despite a constantly evolving backdrop ...
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Toovey wants more focus from his players

Manly coach Geoff Toovey has accused his players of losing focus in recent weeks and ordered them to get back on track or risk finishing outside of the top four. The Sea Eagles have ...
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Sea Eagles’ belief can stop slump

Manly insist they have the forwards to emerge from a late-season slump in time to shake up the NRL finals. Beaten twice in the past three weeks by South Sydney and Penrith, premiership ...
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Manly Sea Eagles not divided, says Daly Cherry-Evans

So here we are, sitting in a Narrabeen cafe across the table from the rarest of species: the NRL player in a one-on-one interview, away from a sponsors backdrop and a vipers nest of ...
Jason King & Jamie Lyon

Panthers game to provide a myriad of highlights

This Sunday afternoon may as well be dubbed “Milestone Sunday” at Brookvale Oval. The Fortress will host another 80 minute epic, where success has almost become a given.
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How being a dad has helped Steve Matai’s football

Sea Eagles centre Steve Matai has revealed how becoming a father has helped mellow him as a footballer and now sees him in career best form. The tough-as-teak centre opened up as he ...
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Steve Matai reveals his NRL future up in the air

Steve Matai is playing his 200th game for the Sea Eagles against Penrith on Sunday but his longer term playing future remains uncertain. When asked about his future amid continuing ...