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Ex-Player Profiles

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May
08
“Gorgeous” George Rose
Born: 13 March 1983
Weight: 128 kgs
Height: 188 cm
Games: 149

“Gorgeous” George Rose is amoung the game’s biggest and most loved characters. While his career has spanned the Roosters (2004-5), Storm (2014) and Dragons (2015) he is best known for his rampaging charges up...
Jul
27
During the 2004 NRL season, with Manly fighting to hold off a first-ever wooden spoon, the administration and coaching staff – led by Des Hasler and Noel Cleal – were busy behind the scenes.
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Feb
19
The Cobar born Kosef, whose immigrant parents initially frowned upon his participation in the Australian sport of Rugby League, came to Manly as a 15 year old to play in the successful junior sides...
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Feb
08
The former Penrith and South Sydney hard man was lured to Manly by test coach Bob Fulton to bolster a young but talented forward pack.  In a massive boost to the club in 1994 Mark ‘Spud’ Carroll...
Sep
11
George Rose is a giant young prop forward who will be joining the Sea Eagles forward pack in 2006.

Originally from the NSW country town of Bathurst he came to the Sydney Roosters via the Bathurst Penguins and impressed in the Roosters successful lower grade premiership winning teams of...
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Sep
10
Ken Day was the Manly ‘blue chip’ signing of the 1960s. Originally from Brisbane Wests he was forced to defy a QRL ban on Queensland players migrating south to play in the Sydney competition to...
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Sep
02
Frank Stokes came to Manly as a raw 17 year old kid after been spotted by Bob Fulton on an end of season trip to Darwin.



The visiting Sea Eagles played a came of footy against a...
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Aug
30
Arguably one of the best front rowers to play for Manly was the Pommy ‘made of granite’, Kevin Ward.  After his stint at the club which included the 1987 Winfield Cup, Manly required another...
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Aug
29
Daniel Gartner came through the Manly junior ranks with some illustrious company, players like Menzies, Kosef, Hopoate all came into grade at the same time and these players formed the core of the...
Aug
28
Originally from Cunnamulla in outback Queensland, Chris ‘Choppy’ Close, a 19 year old massive centre scored 52 tries in a season for his local side before joining Brisbane Valleys in 1979.



He immediately made an impact in the city and represented combined Brisbane in the Amco Cup in his...