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Squad for the world club challenge announced

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    13/02/2009 - By Manly Sea Eagles
    The Sea Eagles today announced the Squad to travel to the UK for the world club challenge.

    BAILEY Chris
    BALLIN Matt
    FORAN Kieran
    HALL Glenn
    KING Jason
    L’ESTRANGE Heath
    LYON Jamie
    MATAI Steve
    MORWOOD Phil
    NEUMANN Shane
    ORFORD Matt
    PERRY Josh
    ROBERTSON Michael
    RODNEY Shane
    ROSE George
    STEWART Brett
    STEWART Glenn
    SUNIULA Andrew
    WATMOUGH Anthony
    WILLIAMS David

    Brent Kite unavailable
    Tony Williams Injured
    Michael Bani Injured
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    I thought that we got rid of Morewood last year. 

    We don't appear to have too much depth in the props.
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    LoL - I was about to start a thread about this mate ! Maybe Rielly voted him back on the team? JOKING ! Just to lighten the mood.


    DoooOooOosh ! Yep, I'm pumped.
  4. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    Geez, how long to Bani comes back?

    So who's the surprise inclusion...Foran?  Matai?  LESSWOOD?
    maybe one of:
    ROSE George
    SUNIULA Andrew

    who knows
  5. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    Good to see Hodkinson and Foran getting a run. I want to see what they can do
  6. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    Kieran Foran is the half back yeah?

    Bring back the Cup and if you can Menzies
  7. SF08

    SF08 Member

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    1. Brett Stewart
    2. Michael Robertson
    3. Jamie Lyon
    4. Steve Matai
    5. David Williams
    6. Chris Bailey
    7. Matt Orford
    8. Josh Perry
    9. Matt Ballin
    10. Jason King
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Glenn Hall
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Heath Lestrange
    15. Adam Cuthbertson
    16. George Rose
    17. Shane Rodney /  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  8. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    with out kite i would start hall at prop and have the raging mongeral off the bench
  9. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Deadwood would have to be the suprise selection, considering I thought he joined the famous "released" club
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Maybe Morwood has a Contiki tour booked for March and wanted to get over there on the cheap??
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    What's Kite's injury?  I hope his pre-season hasn't been badly disrupted.
  12. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    It says he is unavailable not injured
  13. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    Given Kite played all NRL and World Cup games, i'd say he's been rested until Rd 1 or maybe longer (Rose could stand in if he plays well, Cuthbo...)
  14. CC_Eagle

    CC_Eagle Member

    +1 /0

  15. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Rose would have to be lucky as well.  Big and likeable, but not mobile enough to make the top grade.  When did he last play a game?  Morwood is another lucky one.  Tourists would have to be Hodgkinson and Suniula.  23 players on the flight seems to me to be about 4 to many.  They must be on some sort of deal.  Who is the 'raging mongeral' you speak of Cliffy?     
  16. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
  17. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Who is Andrew Suniula? What position does he play?

    Don't forget we are playing two games over there and have no other trials. Many of these guys will get a run at some stage during the season. No problems taking them in my view and if Hodginson is half the player he is reputed to be, we will be better off than last year with Robson, should Ox be injured.
  18. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I've just been told that airlines are having difficulty filling their aircraft so they probably got a very good deal.  Just how much is the big game worth in coin?
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,872 /65
    Siniula was signed last pre season if i recall correctly, is a centre/winger
  20. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Ox anoints halves

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    13 Feb 09 @ 05:15pm by JOHN GRECO

    MANLY skipper Matt Orford has backed the selection of rookie halves Kieran Foran and Trent Hodkinson for the club’s trip to England, declaring the pair the future of the Sea Eagles.

    The two young playmakers were on Friday surprise inclusions in Manly’s 23-man touring squad for the World Club Challenge match against Leeds on March 2 (AEDST).

    Test prop Brent Kite (compassionate grounds) and new signing Tony Williams (hamstring injury) are the only two high-profile players that will miss the trip.

    There was a couple of other surprises with uncapped Andrew Suniula and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves both earning a spot on the plane on Sunday night.

    Forgotten prop George Rose also makes a return to the top squad for the first time since an horrific leg injury almost two years ago.

    But it’s the selection of rookies Foran and Hodkinson that is the most significant and one that excites Manly’s premiership-winning half.

    “The club’s in a great position in that they’ve got two quality guys coming through,” Orford told The Manly Daily on Friday.

    “I’ve been really impressed with both of them.

    “They’re both real competitive, they’re both cheeky as halves which you need to be and they’ve both got great speed.

    “They’re strong halves, they’ve got a kicking game, a running game and the passing game they’ve been working really hard on.

    “Even though they are still young and still need to learn, I think no doubt they’re the future of the club and they’re only going to get better and better.”

    Manly coach Des Hasler said the rookies deserved their chance and suggested one or two could play some NRL football this year.

    “They have all trained pretty hard during the off season and the trip away will be a good experience for them,” Hasler said.

    “I think there are some there who could be ready to be called upon if we have injuries, and hopefully during the rep season.”

    The Sea Eagles play the Harlequins on February 23 before aiming to become the first Australian side in six years to win the WCC.

    “It will be a real contest for us and we’re treating it very seriously,” Hasler said.

    The full squad: Chris Bailey, Matt Ballin, Adam Cuthbertson, Foran, Glenn Hall, Hodkinson, Jason King, Heath L’Estrange, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, Phil Morwood, Shane Neumann, Orford, Josh Perry, Michael Robertson, Shane Rodney, Rose, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Suniula, Waerea-Hargreaves, Anthony Watmough and David Williams.

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