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The spirit of Mooney 🦅
Our For and Against will thank him. I thought he was a special for the Rick breaker at 18-6.
Great little clip from 1982, watched the first couple of minutes and these things stood out…Chisholm scores an easy try here vs Canterbury in 1982.
Probably because Eadie was out of first grade for much of the season. Eden filled in before Wombat returned later in the year. Blake was in his first year and his claims were undeniable towards season’s end.Agree with this. Was surprised though to see in the 1982 grand final season Rick Chisholm was the starting #7 from Rd 1 to Rd 23. Chisholm must have been going good as Manly finished the regular season in 2nd spot. I'm not sure whether he got injured or dropped after Rd 23. Phil Blake was #7 for the finals.
Rick Chisholm - Playing Career - SummaryA summary of the career stats for Rick Chisholm, a rugby league player who played for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Newtown Jets.www.rugbyleagueproject.org
Thanks for posting this. Helps fill in a lot of gaps.Probably because Eadie was out of first grade for much of the season. Eden filled in before Wombat returned later in the year. Blake was in his first year and his claims were undeniable towards season’s end.
Chisholm in one game (pretty sure it was ‘82) had a chance to win it, in an otherwise frustrating loss, by passing to an unmarked Geoff Gerard who would have scored. Gerard showed his frustration by throwing his arms in the air.
Those little 5 ‘percenters’ could be one reason Ray Ritchie eventually gave Blake the No.7 jumper.
Cheers for this .Chisholm scores an easy try here vs Canterbury in 1982.
It was more unpredictable. And players took more speculative chances.Cheers for this .
I just watched the whole game.
You forget just how tough the game used to be.
Real hard men,so many punched thrown through the 80 mins.