Among a host of great players today, this guy, to me, was inspirational. He doesn't get noticed like T-Rex, Choc or Jamie, but he really holds us together. There was a 20-minute period when we eased off and Easts scored three tries, but Matt was still doing the tackling share of two men. With most breaks he was backing up, and created a try with a kick and chase late in the match. I am sure his stats will bear out his performances. Yet Channel Nein gave the award to T-Rex, who was terrific, but primarily because he stands out so much. I think Matt is overlooked by non-Manly fans, and commentators, and he must stay a Sea Eagle.