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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 2016 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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  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 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!
     
  3. Mal Cochrane

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

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    add Dave Brown from the Roosters
     
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    Jimmy Jazz Well-Known Member

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    Wests Magpies - Stephen Knight

    Souths/Bulldogs/Wests - Jim Sedaris

    Canberra (pre Raiders) - Phil Carey

    Parramatta - Peter Peters
     
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    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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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
     
  6. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  8. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    How can we forget chris hicks from penrith.
     
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    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    Canterbury - Dennis Ward
     
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    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Norths - Cliff Lyons
    Souths - Roberts
    St George/Wests - Neil Tierney
     
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    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Phil Carey came down from Newcastle and went to Canberra after Manly
     
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    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Andrew Walker in the St George, Roosters & Rugby Lists.
     
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    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    Walkabout wasn't really that good
     
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    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did Craig Innes come straight from the rah rahs?
     
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    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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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
     
  17. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    hartley from heaven:praying:
     
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  18. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We signed him from Western Reds and before that he was at Leeds
     
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    Dinga Active Member

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    Souths - Dylan walker
     
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    brad Well-Known Member

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    Western reds mate.
     

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