I was speaking to one of our 1972 Premiership winning players at an Golden Eagles Function and he told ne that Our First and Dual Premiership Winning coach Ron Willey was a no nonsense run hard bash hard type of coach . Ron also Coached NSW .Yeah. I'm always reminded of this classic quote about Tooves:
As current and former Manly players will tell you, Toovey is a basic coach. "Run hard, make a break, score a try is basically all he says," is how one player describes his methodology.
Roy Masters who had success lifting his budget roster Wests team was another coach that uses the same metrology
Toovey took us to finals and Grand finals with his Inspirational Methology and for those that remember our close grand final loss to the roosters would also remember it was the luck of the draw loss and not because of inadequate coaching