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Brent Kite Retires

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Chip and Chase

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

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    Penrith prop Brent Kite announced his retirement from the game on Friday, officially bringing to an end a stellar 313 game NRL career.

    After making his debut for St George-Illawarra Dragons in 2002, Kite went on to win an NRL Premiership with Manly in 2008, along with claiming the Clive Churchill Medal, before playing his final two seasons with the Panthers.

    Kite played 14 tests for Australia, 6 for Tonga - including captaining the side at the 2013 World Cup - 10 games for NSW and two for Country Origin.

    "I'm well and truly finished up," Kite told Penrith Panthers website.

    "Injuries have caught up with me, it is sad to go out this way.

    "I had a really good career."

    http://www.nrl.com/brent-kite-retires/tabid/10874/newsid/89092/default.aspx


    Over 200 games, 4 Grand Final appearances, 2 Premierships, and a Clive Churchill Medal whilst wearing the Maroon and White. A key contributor for Manly on and off the field, true gentleman who always played the game in the right spirit and did a lot to rebuild the culture at Brookie post Northern Eagles. One of our best players in the last 10 years, and it's a testament to his professionalism and ability that he joined the elite 300 club. I'll always have fond memories of Kitey, and he'll go down as one of our greatest ever props. Congratulations on a great career and thanks for the memories.
     
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  2. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Champion. There's no other word.

    Thank you for the amazing service mate!!
     
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  3. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Mr reliable i loved kitey he gave it all for manly.Thanks for the memories.
     
  4. Lyonstomenzies

    Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member

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    Great player. Nothing flash, just a good heart and an awesome meter eater.
    Will never forget his try in the great 40 nil of 2008.

    Proud Manly man.
     
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  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kitey will be at Brookie on Sunday for the Old Boys reunion :inlove:
     
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  6. ManlyMatt

    ManlyMatt Well-Known Member

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    Now he can return to manly where he belongs!
     
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  7. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    Like a flying kite.
     
  8. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    all the best Kitey,we still love you at Manly
     
  9. JenEagle

    JenEagle Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck Kitey. What a legend.
     
  10. Eaglette Fan

    Eaglette Fan Active Member

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    A great player for Manly. Steadied the ship so many times. All the best
    Kitey and come back and coach the forwards.
     
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  11. Mal Cochrane

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

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    Will never be forgotten for what he gave to the manly club. True champion!
     
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  12. Go manly

    Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You were strong,solid and could always be relied on Brett

    Thanks for your legacy

    I am sure both the players,club and fans will show how much you mean to the club on Sunday

    The club is in better shape because of your presence and I hope you can be involved again

    Well done champ
     
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  13. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    L-E-G-E-N-D.
     
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  14. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Champion and a gentlemen, on and off the field, in the Menzies mold.
     
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  15. manlyfan76

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

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    The 08 gf. The pass to Robbo of the kick off.
    Legend
     
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  16. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah can we get him back around the club now. All the best kitey, your a Manly ledgend.
     
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  17. Baz

    Baz Beaver's Headgear

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    Absolute champion of a player, was a key part of an absolute golden era for Manly, and one of the most lovely people you could ever hope to meet off the field. Thank you for everything Kitey!
     
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  18. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    He's told me he wants to be involved with Manly, and still loves the MMWSE s.
    We 'd be ahead by taking him up on his interest, and certain dedication he would bring to any role the club offered him. Come home Kitey. :nod:
     
  19. grassy

    grassy Active Member

    Loved kite, always remember him being a part of Manly history in the 2008 grandfinal win and gave us plenty of bustling charges. In my eyes he has gone out a champion and I wish him and his family all the best. Thanks Kitey.
     
  20. qldeagle

    qldeagle Well-Known Member

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    Onya Kitey thanks for the great memories and mentioning the Manly army after the 2008 GF. You are an amazing legend.
     

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