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The Evolution of Manly 2003-2016

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  1. Chip and Chase

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    Manly Team Evolution 2003 - 2016

    - Player who played most games in each position in that season as a run on player
    - Dual positions are listed in order of number of appearances not by actual jumper number played in. i.e. Centre No. 3 played more games than Centre No. 4
    - Bench is made up of the 4 remaining players with most games played.

    2003
    1. Brendan REEVES
    2. Scott DONALD
    3. Ben MacDOUGALL
    4. Kevin McGUINNESS
    5. John HOPOATE
    6. Ben WALKER
    7. Jason FERRIS
    8. Jason KING
    9. Chad RANDALL
    10. Danny LIMA
    11. Solomon HAUMONO
    12. Anthony WATMOUGH
    13. Steve MENZIES ©

    14. Aaron CANNINGS
    15. Tony JENSEN
    16. Luke WILLIAMSON
    17. Luke DORN
    One Game Wonder: Craig HAYNE

    2004
    1. Brett STEWART
    2. Scott DONALD
    3. Albert TORRENS
    4. Chris HICKS
    5. Nick BRADLEY-QALILAWA
    6. Andrew WALKER
    7. Michael MONAGHAN
    8. Daniel HECKENBERG
    9. Chad RANDALL
    10. Kylie LEULUAI
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Sam HARRIS
    13. Steve MENZIES ©

    14. Luke WILLIAMSON
    15. Shayne DUNLEY
    16. Solomon HAUMONO
    17. Ian DONNELLY
    One Game Wonder: Dave WARRY

    2005
    1. Brett STEWART
    2. Chris HICKS
    3. Terry HILL
    4. Paul STEPHENSON
    5. Scott DONALD
    6. Michael WITT
    7. Michael MONAGHAN ©
    8. Brent KITE
    9. Chad RANDALL
    10. Jason KING
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Steve MENZIES
    13. Ben KENNEDY

    14. Shayne DUNLEY
    15. Sam HARRIS
    16. Luke WILLIAMSON
    17. Kylie LEULUAI
    One Game Wonder: Travis BURNS

    2006
    1. Brett STEWART
    2. Michael ROBERTSON
    3. Steve MATAI
    4. Steve BELL
    5. Chris HICKS
    6. Travis BURNS
    7. Matt ORFORD
    8. Brent KITE
    9. Michael MONAGHAN
    10. Jason KING
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Steve MENZIES
    13. Ben KENNEDY ©

    14. Shayne DUNLEY
    15. Mark BRYANT
    16. Luke WILLIAMSON
    17. George ROSE
    One Game Wonder: Mailangi STYLES

    2007
    1. Brett STEWART
    2. Michael ROBERTSON
    3. Steve BELL
    4. Steve MATAI
    5. Chris HICKS
    6. Jamie LYON
    7. Matt ORFORD ©
    8. Brent KITE
    9. Michael MONAGHAN
    10. Jason KING
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Glenn STEWART
    13. Luke WILLIAMSON

    14. Mark BRYANT
    15. Glenn HALL
    16. Adam CUTHBERTSON
    17. Steve MENZIES
    One Game Wonder: Sione FINEFEUIAKI

    2008
    1. Brett STEWART
    2. Michael ROBERTSON
    3. Steve BELL
    4. Steve MATAI
    5. David WILLIAMS
    6. Jamie LYON
    7. Matt ORFORD ©
    8. Brent KITE
    9. Matt BALLIN
    10. Josh PERRY
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Glenn HALL
    13. Glenn STEWART

    14. Steve MENZIES
    15. Mark BRYANT
    16. Heath L’ESTRANGE
    17. Adam CUTHBERTSON
    One Game Wonder: Phil MORWOOD

    2009
    1. Michael ROBERTSON
    2. David WILLIAMS
    3. Steve MATAI
    4. Jamie LYON
    5. Tony WILLIAMS
    6. Chris BAILEY
    7. Matt ORFORD ©
    8. Josh PERRY
    9. Matt BALLIN
    10. Jason KING
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Glenn HALL
    13. Glenn STEWART

    14. Brent KITE
    15. George ROSE
    16. Heath L’ESTRANGE
    17. Shane RODNEY
    One Game Wonder: Vic MAURO

    2010
    1. Ben FARRAR
    2. Michael ROBERTSON
    3. Jamie LYON ©
    4. Steve MATAI
    5. Tony WILLIAMS
    6. Keiran FORAN
    7. Trent HODKINSON
    8. Jason KING
    9. Matt BALLIN
    10. Josh PERRY
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Shane RODNEY
    13. Glenn STEWART

    14. Brent KITE
    15. Joe GALUVAO
    16. Chris BAILEY
    17. George ROSE
    One Game Wonder: Brett STEWART

    2011
    1. Brett STEWART
    2. Michael ROBERTSON
    3. Jamie LYON ©
    4. Steve MATAI
    5. David WILLIAMS
    6. Keiran FORAN
    7. Daly CHERRY-EVANS
    8. Brent KITE
    9. Matt BALLIN
    10. Jason KING
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Joe GALUVAO
    13. Glenn STEWART

    14. George ROSE
    15. Jamie BUHRER
    16. Vic MAURO
    17. Tony WILLIAMS
    One Game Wonder: Dean WHARE

    2012
    1. Brett STEWART
    2. Jorge TAUFUA
    3. Jamie LYON ©
    4. Steve MATAI
    5. David WILLIAMS
    6. Keiran FORAN
    7. Daly CHERRY-EVANS
    8. Brent KITE
    9. Matt BALLIN
    10. Jason KING
    11. Anthony WATMOUGH
    12. Tony WILLIAMS
    13. Glenn STEWART

    14. Jamie BUHRER
    15. Darcy LUSSICK
    16. Joe GALUVAO
    17. Vic MAURO
    One Game Wonder: Nick SKINNER

    2013
    1. Brett STEWART
    2. David Williams
    3. Jamie LYON ©
    4. Steve MATAI
    5. Jorge TAUFUA
    6. Keiran FORAN
    7. Daly CHERRY-EVANS
    8. Brent KITE
    9. Matt BALLIN
    10. Brenton LAWRENCE
    11. Justin HORO
    12. Anthony WATMOUGH
    13. Glenn STEWART

    14. Jamie BUHRER
    15. Tom SYMONDS
    16. George ROSE
    17. Richard FA’AOSO
    One Game Wonder: Esi TONGA

    2014
    1. Brett STEWART (22)
    2. Peta HIKU (26)
    3. Steve MATAI (25)
    4. Jamie LYON © (24)
    5. Jorge TAUFUA (16)
    6. Keiran FORAN (22)
    7. Daly CHERRY-EVANS (23)
    8. Josh STARLING (26)
    9. Matt BALLIN (23)
    10. Brenton LAWRENCE (24)
    11. Justin HORO (23)
    12. Anthony WATMOUGH (20)
    13. Jamie BUHRER (23)

    14. Jesse SENE-LEFAO (25)
    15. Dunamis LUI (21)
    16. Tom SYMONDS (20)
    17. Jason KING (20)
    One Game Wonder: Tony SATINI

    2015
    1. Brett STEWART (22)
    2. Peta HIKU (22)
    3. Steve MATAI (19)
    4. Jamie LYON © (17)
    5. Jorge TAUFUA (17)
    6. Keiran FORAN (19)
    7. Daly CHERRY-EVANS (23)
    8. Jake TRBOJEVIC (23)
    9. Matt BALLIN (22)
    10. Willie MASON (20)
    11. Tom SYMONDS (20)
    12. Feleti MATEO (19)
    13. Dunamis LUI (17)

    14. Ligi SAO (20)
    15. Luke BURGESS (18)
    16. Justin HORO (18)
    17. Josh STARLING (14)
    One Game Wonder: Clinton GUTHERSON

    2016
    1. Tom TRBOJEVIC (12)
    2. Jorge TAUFUA (18)
    3. Jamie LYON (c) (11)
    4. Lewis BROWN (10)
    5. Brayden WILLIAME (10)
    6. Dylan WALKER (13)
    7. Daly CHERRY-EVANS (19)
    8. Darcy LUSSICK (15)
    9. Matt PARCELL* (11)
    10. Nate MYLES (14)
    11. Jamie BUHRER (15)
    12. Martin TAUPAU (11)
    13. Jake TRBOJEVIC (22)

    14. Siosaia VAVE (23)
    15. Josh STARLING (20)
    16. Api KOROISAU (18)
    17. Matthew WRIGHT (15)
    One Game Wonder: Liam KNIGHT

    * Api KOROISAU played 11 games at Hooker too, but all Parcell's interchange games were at hooker as well

    Source: Rugby League Project dot Org
     
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  2. Mal Cochrane

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    I didn't realise Chris Bailey was with us that late in the game!
     
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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Don't know how they did it but k foran was in our first grade side by the end of 2009.

    Best thing about that is 2011, 2012 and 2013 is the first we had the same halves combo since the mid 90s with tooves and cliffy
     
  4. manlyfan76

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Andrew Walker, had trouble finding the try line but found many others.
    A great list and you can see how we built to the gf in 07 and then 08.
     
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  5. HappilyManly

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Wolfie has always been in the number 5 - change the 2013 line up CC.
    Killer has always been in the number 3 - change the 2009 line up CC.

    I always wonder why Manly have 3 and 5 playing on the right side, whilst other Teams seem to have the 4 and 5 :huh:

    Basically, the same Manly backline has been enthralling us for the last 6 years :angel:
     
  6. Brissie Kid

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Great work Chip and Chase!

    Forgot how late G Stewart was to hold a permanent spot in first grade.

    Shows too how classy young Snake was. A lot of talented kids put in with a team of lesser lights that Manly had in 04 and 05 would have got lost in the clean out or lost all confidence. Snake was instead a standout.
     
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  7. Chip and Chase

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    As i stated above

    - Dual positions are listed in order of number of appearances not by actual jumper number played in. i.e. Centre No. 3 played more games than Centre No. 4

    Numbering is purely on who plays the most games in that position in that season. Therefore Winger No. 2 played more games than Winger No. 5

    @Cambo, Foz only played 8 games in 2009, not enough to get him into the top 17 that season
     
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  8. Killer03

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Great list to look through, really shows how the recruitment/retention worked toward the 07 onwards to make such a golden era.
     
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  9. Top End Eagle

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Thought Joppa junior may have figured above the wolf in 11 but I guess he played centre and fullback a lot then.
     
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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Personally I am very disappointed our 10 year evolution took 11 seasons.
     
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  11. Chip and Chase

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    We were a few chromosomes short in those seasons immediately after the NE debacle, that slowed the evolutionary process somewhat.
     
  12. Chip and Chase

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Yep, he played pretty much the bulk of the season but in all those 3 spots. 11 as winger, and Wolf had 12 games. Unlucky, as he would be in your best 17 that year any day of the week.
     
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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    To come from where we were took a great deal of planning and hard work, and full credit to all concerned (including He Who We No Longer Revere). It could never happen overnight.

    Key steps were:

    MM in 2004 - a level below top shelf, but still an important addition who consistently showed guts and commitment

    BK and BK in 2005 - especially BK #1 back then

    Orford in 2006 - touch of class and organisation

    Killer Lyon in 2007 – a real champion, last piece of the puzzle

    Other signings were also significant, such as Bell and Perry, but I always look back to those 5 key signings and how they guaranteed we stayed on an upward curve that very quickly attained an unstoppable momentum. It was fantastic to see Manly so quickly restored to our rightful spot at the top of the heap. Go Manly!
     
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  14. Chip and Chase

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    RE: The Ten Year Evolution of Manly 2003-2013

    Updated with this years stats.
     
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    Great looking at this type of info.
     
  16. Chip and Chase

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  17. Fluffy

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    Those games played says it all.

    53 games less for our top 17 this year compared to last year and last year includes 2 weeks (up to 34 games) of finals so closer to 80 games more missed from our top 17 in each position, or 3 more missing per week.

    and that doesn't include shoe in players like BJ and Buhrer this year and we had a few out the last 5 weeks or so last year as well.

    Would be interesting to see the numbers for 2008, 2011 to compare.
     
  18. StuBoot

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    Exactly.

    I remember having a discussion with some mates that in their day were Manly juniors when BK #1 signed. My argument was ( and still is ) that you can really only judge the merit of a signing once they've finished that contract.
    So with 2 Premierships in 8 years and not to mention his off field traits and doing his rep stuff with Tonga and Aust, Kite shouldn't be underestimated - and should be a shoe in for our 70 year team.

    BK #2 - There is no question why and what he was signed for and his legacy lives on. The fact that he made our 60 year team speaks volumes.

    In my opinion both BK's and Lyon have been our marquee recruits during their time.

    Strategic recruitment that lives on.
     
  19. Chip and Chase

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    Updated with 2016 team.

    Honourable mentions for interchange bench were Addin Fonua-Blake and Blake Leary, both with 14 appearances.

    Centre was an interesting one this year, not surprising given Lewis Brown made the cut in that spot. Following players played centre this year

    Lyon - 11
    Brown - 10
    Matai - 8
    Williame - 8
    T Turbo - 4
    Walker - 4
    Wright - 3
     
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    Love the 2005/2006 forward pack….just really solid.





     
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