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when will we get another marquee signing

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,548 /214
    Will we ever have another marquee signing?
    Can't even recall the last regular first grader we got, let alone rep star.
    On the other hand maybe that is why we have such a happy crew? Apprentices come in and must earn their spot.
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +19,027 /367
    RE: Manly's next marquee signing

    Love the 'Earn your Wings' recruitment strategy.

    Learning on the job, alongside Premiership winning Internationals, must be the ultimate :)

    Manly just needs to develop a regular kicker to save Killer's aging legs :idea:
  3. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

    +221 /9
    RE: Manly's next marquee signing

    We have had heaps over the last few years. Brett Stewart signed last year as did Jamie Lyon recently, DCE and Foran the year before. Wouldn't swap these guys for anyone.
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    • Las Vegas Blvd

      Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

      +53 /0
      RE: Manly's next marquee signing

      Scott Fulton ?
    • Bird Up

      Bird Up Active Member

      +165 /2
      RE: Manly's next marquee signing

      They are developing a kicker and with the added bonus that Rudolph already kicks with an 83% average!
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      • Ryan

        Ryan Well-Known Member

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        RE: Manly's next marquee signing

        01. Brett Stewart (Represented Australia)
        02. Jorge Taufua (Represented City Origin)
        03. Steve Matai (Represented New Zealand)
        04. Jamie Lyon (Represented Australia)
        05. David Williams (Represented Australia)
        06. Kieran Foran (Represented New Zealand)
        07. Daly Cherry-Evans (Represented Australia)
        08. Brenton Lawrence
        09. Matt Ballin (Represented Queensland)
        10. Jason King (Represented New South Wales)
        11. Anthony Watmough (Represented Australia)
        12. Justin Horo (Represented New Zealand)
        13. Glenn Stewart (Represented Australia)

        14. Jamie Buhrer (Represented New South Wales)
        15. Richi Fa'aoso (Represented New Zealand)
        17. Tom Symonds (Represented in City Origin)

        I really don't know what more you want from a roster? We have, in my opinion, the best roster in the NRL, especially when you look at our current depth:-

        Here is some info about this years signings for you:-

        Josh Starling | Prop | 23 | South Sydney Rabbitohs
        The NSW Cup Prop of the Year, Josh Starling is a young front rower on the rise. He plays long minutes and will be well-suited to the Sea Eagles' style.

        Cheyse Blair | Centre/Wing | 21 | Parramatta Eels
        Tall, athletic outside back with plenty of NRL experience for such a young man. Cheyse will be a great addition to the Sea Eagles' developing backline.

        Dunamis Lui | Prop | 23 | Brisbane Broncos
        Powerful prop with great leg speed and well-tested in the NRL arena. Brisbane born and bred, but Dunamis is excited to be coming to Manly and will adapt well to the Sea Eagles' club culture. Look for him to benefit greatly from the change of scenery.

        Jayden Hodges | Hooker | 20 | North Queensland Cowboys
        The Cowboys' U20s Player of the Year and with the best defensive stats in the 2013 Holden Cup, Jayden earned his shot in first grade late in the Cowboys' season. A clever, resilient player, he's sure to blossom in his first full time position. Signed with the Sea Eagles for three years, he'll study under the tackling master Matt Ballin and hone his hooking skills.

        Jack Littlejohn | Halves | Canterbury Bulldogs
        A clever player who can cover any position in the backline, he'll start training in the halves for Manly. He has a great kicking game, good organisational skill and will add depth to the Sea Eagles' back stocks.

        Manaia Rudolph | Five-eighth/Centre | 20 | Wests Tigers
        The top try-scorer in the 2012 U20s competition, Manaia is a great attacking back with an impressive step. A versatile player, he'll move back from centres to focus on five-eighth at Manly, providing some cover in the halves. Manaia will grow even more dangerous in his first year training full time and learning from one of the best halves combinations in the game.

        Tyson Andrews | Prop | 23 | Mackay Cutters
        The 2013 Player of the Year for Queensland Cup Premiers Mackay Cutters, Tyson is an impressive young front rower. He's got a great work ethic and hits the line hard.

        Delroy Berryman | Wing | 22 | Redcliffe Dolphins
        Signed by the Broncos on a second-tier contract Delroy spent the 2013 season carving up the Queensland Cup, second in the competition's try-scoring tally despite the Dolphins sitting only seventh on the ladder. He's got fantastic speed and knows how to find the try line.

        Mark O'Dare (Train and Trial) | Outside back | 22 | Gold Coast Titans
        Former Sydney Uni rugby player, Mark was signed by the Titans in 2013 and was very impressive in their pre-season before suffering an injury that set him back. He's a very dedicated athlete with amazing speed, looking for an opportunity as an outside back for the Sea Eagles.

        Then take into consideration guys coming through with the ilk of:-

        Jake Trbojevic (born 18 February 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays prop. Junior International Representative

        Clinton Gutherson (born 9 September 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays fullback, centre and wing. Junior International Representative.

        and depth guys like:-

        James Hasson (born 1 May 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays second-row, lock and prop. Irish International.

        Ligi Sao (born 11 October 1992 in New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby league player who currently plays for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League. Junior International Player

        Others like Chee Kam, Cunningham, Hiku & other junior International players.

        I wouldn't worry about marquee signings mate. I'd worry about how you retain all the outstanding talent coming through our juniors.

        Best recruitment / junior base, in the game.
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        • Las Vegas Blvd

          Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

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          RE: Manly's next marquee signing

          Lol Jack Littlejohn , imagine going through life with that name
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          • globaleagle

            globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            RE: Manly's next marquee signing

            ^ so no marquee signing then.
          • MissKate

            MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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            RE: Manly's next marquee signing

            'Marquee player' is however a questionable terminology when you see players like soward referred to as a marquee player signing for the riff
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            • Las Vegas Blvd

              Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

              +53 /0
              When you put it like that Ryan there is basically a whole team filled with rep players
            • Lord Eagleton

              Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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              I'd say it won't be entertained until some of our core of rep quality players retire in a few years. Or if the guys coming through don't step up as hoped.

              That said, the way out recruitment is going it may not be necessary.
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              • Boofhead

                Boofhead Active Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                The question should be "when will we next need a marquee signing?". Happy with the way Manly develop players into our mould.
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                • Brissie Kid

                  Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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                  If the NRL eventually get their act together and finally loosen up the salary cap rules we could see NRL clubs signing big name RU players again.
                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  The thread was more just in awe at how well the management, particularly Hasler and Toovey, have done over an extended period of time.
                  Seriously, I can't recall a regular first grader joining us probably since Jamie Lyon in 2006?
                  Josh Perry from memory was in and out of first grade before he came here.
                  (and Fa'aoso of course had just played in Storm's GF team, but only played 6 matches that year, all off the bench, I saw somewhere)
                • CAMBO

                  CAMBO Well-Known Member

                  +363 /0
                  Imagine the jibes he would get from ex girlfriends ;)
                • tookey

                  tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  We might have one next year to replace King.

                  Then no more until killer, choc, Mattai and the stawart bros retire in a few years time when we will have big dollars available under the cap to go back into the market
                • eagles2win

                  eagles2win Well-Known Member

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                  Just a few modifications to Ryan's post -
                  Jorge Tafua (Tongan International)
                  Also Justin Horo hasn't played for the New Zealand Kiwi's - has played for the Maori though.
                • Killer03

                  Killer03 Well-Known Member

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                  To think of our success since 2007 and to think in that time we only had the marquee signing of Killer (coming into 07) and then Perry the next year (I think his lack of playing at the Knights was a falling out with Brian Smith), shows how remarkable this club has been.

                  The assembling of the talent that took place, ie BK, Orford, Bell, Kite, Killer that led into that period, and then the blossoming of the Stewarts and Watmough, and then the gathering of some 'lesser talent and discards' ie Glenn Hall, Steve Matai, Matt Ballin etc etc shows some brilliant planning and strategy.
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                  • Townsville Eagle

                    Townsville Eagle Active Member

                    +171 /0
                    Do we need a marquee signing. I think not, we have stars on the rise everywhere.
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                    • simon64

                      simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                      Not as bad as being Jack Littlejohn's son.
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