In 1996: Mark Carroll, David Gillespie, Neil Tierney & Ian Roberts (missed GF). In 2008: Brent Kite, Josh Perry, Jason King, Mark Bryant & George Rose (missed GF). In 2011: Joe Galuvao, Brent Kite, George Rose, Vic Mauro & Josh Perry (missed GF). Agree that you need a good Full-Back, Hooker & Half-Back/Five-Eight combination but without the go forward of a big & strong front-row you are always back peddling. Manly have always done well when they bought experienced front rowers even for a couple of seasons.