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News: Former Manly coach and captain passes away

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>Former Manly Sea Eagles coach and captain George Hunter has passed away after a long illness aged 80. </p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4188-former-manly-coach-and-captain-passes-away.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. nita

    nita Member

    +2 /0
    I had never heard of him.. Rip :(
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    me either RIP
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,535 /214
    I remember his name as coach of our great team that got to the grand final in 1968. That was the first year I started following Manly's fortunes and they got to the grand final so I followed them ever since. We had some great forwards & we had a young Bobby Fulton who although a baby was our key player already. I think making that GF was also the start of a surge towards our first premiership, which took several more years. As we got closer and closer I got more and more hooked. We pulled out all stops in signing whoever we thought we needed to accomplish that goal, including champs like Mal Reilly and finally the Souths blokes headed by O'Neil & Branighan. In the end we had a team which was totally unbeatable, and we won!

    So George certainly played a part in building our club. Condolences to his family on their loss.
  5. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +46 /0
    RIP George. George was well known to Jan's family.
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,866 /65
    I didn't recall the name either, have read that book on the clubs history as well, poor effort on my behalf !!!

  7. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,352 /56
    Rest well old fella. Didn't know of the bloke but I'm glad he was an Eagle.
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Older guys tend to be forgotten.  I agree with everything that SeaEagleRock8 wrote.  It was the beginning of our go-forward.  Until then we were making up the numbers really.   

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