Former Manly Sea Eagles halfback Rick Chisholm passed away yesterday after a long illness, aged 48. Chisholm has lived on the Gold Coast for several years and has struggled in recent times with liver problems. A former manly junior Chisholm burst into first grade with dynamic effect in 1980 and scored all 17 points in a win over Cronulla at Brookvale Oval. A brilliant runner with the ball Chisholm played 27 first grade games with the club over three seasons and spent a season with the Newtown Jets. The funeral service for Rick Chisholm will be held next Monday, March 5 at Tweed Heads Crematorium Chapel at 12 noon. I guess the drugs got to him eventually.