Welcome!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

SignUp Now!

Cliffy still playing

byso

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
9,622
Reaction score
128
Lyons to work his magic at Harbord
JASON AVEDISSIAN
26feb05

HE may be retired from the NRL, but Cliff Lyons is still the closest thing rugby league has to American magician David Copperfield.

Lyons could probably pull a rabbit out of a hat if he really wanted to. He is that gifted.

``He's still got all the skills,'' former Manly teammate Luke Phillips said ahead of today's inaugural Valley 8's tournament at Harbord Park.

``He's a very smart footballer.

``Even now there's no one in the game like him.

``He could probably still play first grade if it was unlimited interchange.''

Lyons, who will play for Narraweena today, also believes he could still cut it at the top level.

``I don't doubt that,'' the 43-year-old said.

``I probably don't have the speed, but I've got the knowledge.''

Phillips will also run around, with Forestville, but left a distinct impression he would rather have Lyons in his corner.

And who could blame him?

In 1998, Phillips got a glimpse of the Lyons mystique in the former international's final year in Manly colours.

``It was pretty emotional for him and a lot of supporters,'' Phillips said of Lyons' last game at Brookvale Oval.

``I was lucky enough that I got to play alongside him.

``He's just one of those legends.''

Typically, Lyons shrugs his shoulders and deflects any praise.

He simply wants to get out there and put his mates through gaps.

``A bit of razzle-dazzle doesn't hurt,'' Lyons said.

Narraweena will meet Phillips and the Ferrets in a pool match.

Teams from the Manly A grade competition will join sides from Tugun, Macksville, Dubbo, North Ryde, St Marys, Fiji A and Manly Police for today's tournament.

The Police boys and Newtown will kick-off proceedings from 9am.

The final is scheduled for 5.10pm.
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,156
Reaction score
7,850
Dubbo?? Mata you should get in there :wink:
 

Staff online

2020 Ladder

Team P W D L PD Pts
1 Panthers 20 18 1 1 299 37
2 Storm 20 16 0 4 258 32
3 Eels 20 15 0 5 104 30
4 Roosters 20 14 0 6 230 28
5 Raiders 20 14 0 6 128 28
6 Rabbitohs 20 12 0 8 169 24
7 Knights 20 11 1 8 47 23
8 Sharks 20 10 0 10 0 20
9 Titans 20 9 0 11 -117 18
10 Warriors 20 8 0 12 -115 16
11 Tigers 20 7 0 13 -65 14
12 Dragons 20 7 0 13 -74 14
13 Sea Eagles 20 7 0 13 -134 14
14 Cowboys 20 5 0 15 -152 10
15 Bulldogs 20 3 0 17 -222 6
16 Broncos 20 3 0 17 -356 6
Top Bottom