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List of Manly Warringah Sea Eagles honours

Counted amongst the honours achieved by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles since their first season in 1947 are eight 8 NRL Premierships and one World Club Challenge. The club's players and coaches have also received several individual awards.

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Media and Association AwardsEdit

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Rugby League Immortal Bob Fulton (1981 – Original Inductee)
Team Of The Century Ken Irvine (Wing), Bob Fulton (Reserve)
ARL Hall of Fame Ken Irvine, Bob Fulton
NSWRL Team Of Century Ken Irvine (Wing), Bob Fulton (Five-Eight), Roy Bull (Reserve)
Country (CRL) Team Of Century Bob Fulton (Five-Eight)
Illawarra Rugby League Team Of Century Bob Fulton (Five-Eight)
Top 100 Players (Australia) Kerry Boustead, Roy Bull, Graham Eadie, Bob Fulton, Ken Irvine, Eddie Lumsden, John O'Neill
Indigenous Rugby League Team of the Century Dale Shearer (Wing), Cliff Lyons (Lock), Mal Cockrane (Hooker)
Rothmans Medal Graham Eadie (1974), Mal Cochrane (1986)
Dally M Awards Cliff Lyons (1990, 1994), Matt Orford (2008)
Player of the Year Cliff Lyons (1990, 1994), Matt Orford (2008)
Silver Dally M Ian Roberts (1993), Cliff Lyons (1995)
Best Fullback Graham Eadie (1983), Matthew Ridge (1995)
Best Winger John Ribot (1982), Kerry Boustead (1983)
Best Centre Michael O'Connor (1987, 1988), Jamie Lyon (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
Best Five-Eight Cliff Lyons (1990, 1994)
Best Halfback Matt Orford (2008), Daly Cherry-Evans (2014)
Best Lock Forward Des Hasler (1991), Steve Menzies (2002), Ben Kennedy (2005, 2006)
Best Second Rower Paul Vautin (1983), Noel Cleal (1984, 1986), Steve Menzies (1994, 1995, 1998), Anthony Watmough (2007, 2009), Glenn Stewart (2008)
Best Hooker Mal Cochrane (1986, 1987), Jim Serdaris (1996), Geoff Toovey (1999)
Best Prop Forward Dave Brown (1983), Martin Bella (1990), Ian Roberts (1993, 1994)
Top Try-Scorer Bob Fulton (1972, 1973, 1976), Kevin Junee (1974), Russel Gartner (1977), Tom Mooney (1979), Phil Blake (1983, 1986), Steve Menzies (1995), Terry Hill (1997 - ARL), Brett Stewart (2008), David Williams (2013)
Top Points Scorer Ron Rowles (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954), Graham Eadie (1974, 1975, 1976), Matthew Ridge (1995)
Rookie of the Year Phil Blake (1982), Jack Elsegood (1993), Steve Menzies (1994), Daly Cherry-Evans (2011)
Captain of the Year Ben Kennedy (2006), Jason King (2012), Jamie Lyon (2012, 2014)
Coach of the Year Bob Fulton (1983)
Dave Brown Medal* Dennis Ward (1972), Bob Fulton (1973), Graham Eadie (1976, 1978)
Clive Churchill Medal Cliff Lyons (1987), Geoff Toovey (1996), Brent Kite (2008), Glenn Stewart (2011), Daly Cherry-Evans (2013)
Rugby League Week Player of the Year John Mayes (1973), Bob Fulton (1975), Phil Sigsworth (1983), Cliff Lyons (1994)
Norwich Rising Star – Rookie of the Year Jack Elsegood (1993), John Hopoate (1995)
Rugby League Players Association
Players’ Player Ben Kennedy (2006)
Best Country Player Brent Kite (2006)
Rookie Of The Year David Williams (2008)
Clubman Of The Year Jason King (2008)
New Zealand Player of the Year Darrell Williams (1989), Kieran Foran (2013)
NSW Player of the Year Roy Bull (1954), Bob Fulton (1972, 1973)
Sun Herald Best and Fairest Rex Mossop (1958), Dennis Ward (1968)
Ken Stephen Memorial Award Ian Roberts (1994), Michael Monaghan (2006)

* No longer awarded. Replaced by the Clive Churchill Medal in 1986

Club honoursEdit

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Clubman of the Year Owen Cunningham (1994), Cliff Lyons (1995), Des Hasler (1996), Geoff Toovey (1997), Craig Hancock (1998), Steve Menzies (1999, 2002), Chad Randall (2003), Albert Torrens (2004), Luke Williamson (2005), Chris Hicks (2006), Michael Monaghan (2007), Mark Bryant (2008), George Rose (2010), Michael Robertson (2011) Joe Galuvao (2012), Brett Stewart (2013), Brenton Lawrence (2014, 2016), Josh Starling (2015)
Best and Fairest Steve Menzies (2002), Chris Hicks (2004), Ben Kennedy (2005, 2006), Glenn Stewart (2007, 2008, 2011), Jason King (2009, 2010), Matt Ballin (2012), Anthony Watmough (2013), Brenton Lawrence (2014), Jake Trbojevic (2015), Tom Trbojevic (2016)
Players’ Player John Hopoate (2002), Ben Kennedy (2005), Brent Kite (2006), Brett Stewart (2007, 2015), Brent Kite (2008), George Rose (2009) Jamie Lyon (2010, 2012), Steve Matai (2011), Daly Cherry-Evans (2013), Kieran Foran (2014), Jake Trbojevic (2016)
Rookie of the Year Jason King (2002), Steve Matai (2005), Travis Burns (2006), Michael Bani (2007), David Williams (2008), Kieran Foran (2009), Trent Hodkinson (2010), Daly Cherry-Evans (2011), Jorge Taufua (2012), Peta Hiku (2013), Jesse Sene-Lefao (2014), Tom Trbojevic (2015), Addin Fonua-Blake (2016)
Members Best and Fairest Ben Kennedy (2005, 2006), Brett Stewart (2007, 2014, 2015), Anthony Watmough (2007, 2009), Matt Orford (2008), Jamie Lyon (2010, 2012), Kieran Foran (2011), Daly Cherry-Evans (2013), Jake Trbojevic (2016)

Representative PlayersEdit

Below are the players to play representative football whilst in Manly colours. Notable Internationals to play for Manly, but not represent from the club, include New Zealand players Jock Butterfield, Trevor Kilkelly, Adrian Shelford and Tasesa Lavea, and Great Britain players Mal Reilly, Phil Lowe, Steve Norton, Andy Goodway, Kevin Ward and Welsh dual rugby international John Devereux.

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Australian Test Players 68Martin Bella, Johnny Bliss, Kerry Boustead, Les Boyd, Bill Bradstreet, Dave Brown, Ray Brown, Roy Bull, Peter Burke, Mark Carroll, Daly Cherry-Evans, Noel Cleal, Chris Close, Phil Daley, Bill Delamere, Graham Eadie, Bob Fulton, Daniel Gartner, Russel Gartner, Geoff Gerard, Johnny Gibbs, David Gillespie, Bill Hamilton, Les Hanigan, Des Hasler, Terry Hill, John Hopoate, Fred Jones, Ben Kennedy, Brent Kite, Nik Kosef, Max Krilich, Jack Lumsden, Jamie Lyon, Cliff Lyons, John McDonald, Paul McCabe, Steve Martin, Steve Menzies, Danny Moore, John Morgan, Rex Mossop, Wally O'Connell, Michael O'Connor, John O'Neill, Josh Perry, Terry Randall, John Ribot, Ray Ritchie, Ian Roberts, Kevin Schubert, Dale Shearer, Jack Sinclair, Frank Stanton, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Alan Thompson, Ian Thomson, Geoff Toovey, Jake Trbojevic, Paul Vautin, Mick Veivers, Bruce Walker, Dennis Ward, Anthony Watmough, David Williams, Tony Williams and Gordon Willoughby.
Australian Captains 2Max Krilich (1982–83) and Geoff Toovey (1996)
New Zealand Test Players 13Mark Broadhurst, Lewis Brown, Kieran Foran, Peta Hiku, Kevin Iro, Tony Iro, Steve Matai, Gene Ngamu, Matthew Ridge, Martin Taupau, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Dean Whare and Darrell Williams.
New Zealand Captains 2Matthew Ridge (1995) and Kieran Foran (2013)
Other Nations Test Players 18Nick Bradley-Qalilawa (Fiji), Addin Fonua-Blake (Tonga), Pita Godinet (Samoa), Solomon Haumono (Tonga), John Hopoate (Tonga), Craig Innes (Rest of the World), Brent Kite (Tonga), Apisai Koroisau (Fiji), Dunamis Lui (Samoa), Feleti Mateo (Tonga), Vic Mauro (Italy), Michael Robertson (Scotland), Jesse Sene-Lefao (Samoa), Jorge Taufua (Tonga), Akuila Uate (Fiji), Siosaia Vave (Tonga), Brayden Wiliame (Fiji), Matthew Wright (Samoa).
Tongan Captains 1Brent Kite (2013)
State Of Origin (NSW) 36Les Boyd, Ray Brown, Jamie Buhrer, Mark Carroll, Noel Cleal, Phil Daley, Graham Eadie, Geoff Gerard, David Gillespie, Craig Hancock, Des Hasler, Terry Hill, John Hopoate, William Hopoate, Ben Kennedy, Jason King, Brent Kite, Nik Kosef, Max Krilich, Jamie Lyon, Cliff Lyons, Steve Martin, Steve Menzies, Michael O'Connor, Ian Roberts, Jim Serdaris, Phil Sigsworth, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Alan Thompson, Geoff Toovey, Jake Trbojevic, Dylan Walker, Anthony Watmough, David Williams and Tony Williams.
NSW State of Origin Captains 2Max Krilich (1982–83) and Geoff Toovey (1997)
State Of Origin (QLD) 16Matt Ballin, Steven Bell, Martin Bella, Kerry Boustead, Dave Brown, Daly Cherry-Evans, Chris Close, Owen Cunningham, Paul McCabe, Danny Moore, Nate Myles, John Ribot, Dale Shearer, Neil Tierney, Paul Vautin and Bruce Walker.
Qld State of Origin Captains 1Paul Vautin (1988, 1990)
State Of Residence (NSW) 35 – Johnny Bliss, Les Boyd, Bill Bradstreet, Ray Branighan, John Bucknall, Peter Burke, Roy Bull, Gary Collins, Bill Delamere, Lindsay Drake, Graham Eadie, Bob Fulton, Russel Gartner, Johnny Gibbs, Bill Hamilton, Les Hanigan, George Hunter, Fred Jones, Steve Martin, John McDonald, John Morgan, Rex Mossop, Wally O'Connell, Terry Randall, Ray Ritchie, Kevin Schubert, Jack Sinclair, Frank Stanton, Alec Tennant, Allan Thomson, Ian Thomson, Mick Veivers, Dennis Ward, Gordon Willoughby, Ron Willey
Prime Minister's XIII 10Brett Stewart (2006), Matt Orford (2006), Michael Robertson (2009), David Williams (2009), Glenn Stewart (2009), George Rose (2009), Tony Williams (2010), Chris Bailey (2010), Brenton Lawrence (2014), Jake Trbojevic (2015, 2016)

Below are Manly players that have represented Australia at the schoolboys level. Players in bold went on to make their first grade debut for Manly Warringah.
Updated May 2017

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Australian Schoolboys 38Cheyse Blair, Phil Blake, Les Boyd, Mark Bryant, Michael Chee-Kam, Mal Cochrane, Cameron Cullen, Luke Dorn, Jack Elsegood, Kieran Foran, Liam Foran, Blake Green, Clint Gutherson, Jackson Hastings, Solomon Haumono, Daniel Heckenberg, William Hopoate, Brent Kite, Brenton Lawrence, Heath L'Estrange, Jamie Lyon, Feleti Mateo, Kevin McGuinness, Steve Menzies, Jamie Olejnik, Lloyd Perrett, Brendon Reeves, David Ronson, Ian Schubert, Paul Shaw, Curtis Sironen, Martin Taupau, Jake Trbojevic, Akuila Uate, Ben Walker, Dylan Walker, Frank Winterstein, Matthew Wright.

All-Time Greatest TeamsEdit

In recent times the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Football Club has recognised their players, past and present, with teams announced to reflect the best squads up to that point. The 2006 Dream Team selectors featured ex-Manly Warringah secretary Ken Arthurson (the Godfather of Manly), respected League writer Ian Heads, MWRLFC Chairman Kerry Sibraa and journalist Phil Rothfield.

Official Greatest Teams
1990 2006
Full Back Graham Eadie Graham Eadie
Winger Tom Mooney Ken Irvine
Winger Les Hanigan Michael O’Connor
Centre Michael O'Connor Ray Branighan
Centre Bob Fulton Bob Fulton
Five-Eighth Wally O’Connell Wally O’Connell
Halfback Des Hasler Geoff Toovey
Lock Forward Malcolm "Mal" Reilly Malcolm "Mal" Reilly
Second Row Terry Randall Terry Randall
Second Row Phil Lowe Steve Menzies
Front Row Roy Bull Roy Bull
Hooker Max Krilich Max Krilich
Front Row John O'Neill John O'Neill
Reserve Ian Martin Des Hasler
Reserve Alan Thompson Ben Kennedy
Reserve Steve Norton Cliff Lyons
Reserve John McDonald Paul Vautin
Coach - Frank Stanton
Team Manager - Ken Arthurson

Centenary HonoursEdit

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
ARL Team Of The Century Ken Irvine (Wing), Bob Fulton (Reserve)
ARL 100 Greatest Players Kerry Boustead, Roy Bull, Graham Eadie, Bob Fulton, Ken Irvine, John O'Neill
NSWRL Team Of The Century Ken Irvine (Wing), Bob Fulton (5/8), Roy Bull (Reserve)
Country Rugby League Team Of The Century Bob Fulton (5/8)
Illawarra Rugby League Team Of The Century Bob Fulton (5/8)
Indigenous Team Of The Century Dale Shearer (Wing), Cliff Lyons (Lock)
Secondary Schools Centenary Team Steve Menzies (2nd Row), Les Boyd (Front Row)

Premiership HonoursEdit

Premierships (8/62)Edit

Year Opponent Competition Score Venue Attendance
1972   Eastern Suburbs Roosters NSWRFL 19–14 Sydney Cricket Ground 54,537
1973   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks NSWRFL 10–7 Sydney Cricket Ground 52,044
1976   Parramatta Eels NSWRFL 13–10 Sydney Cricket Ground 57,343
1978   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks NSWRFL 16–0 Sydney Cricket Ground 33,552*
1987   Canberra Raiders NSWRL 18–8 Sydney Cricket Ground 50,201
1996   St George Dragons ARL 20–8 Sydney Football Stadium 40,985
2008   Melbourne Storm NRL 40–0** ANZ Stadium 80,388
2011   New Zealand Warriors NRL 24–10 ANZ Stadium 81,988

* This donates the Grand Final replay. The original match was drawn 11-all and attracted 51,510 to the SCG.
** The 40–0 win over Melbourne in 2008 is the league record winning margin in a Grand Final.

Runners-up (11/62)Edit

Year Opponent Competition Score Venue Attendance
1951   South Sydney Rabbitohs NSWRFL 14–42 Sydney Sports Ground 28,505
1957   St George Dragons NSWRFL 9–31 Sydney Cricket Ground 54,399
1959   St George Dragons NSWRFL 0–20 Sydney Cricket Ground 49,457
1968   South Sydney Rabbitohs NSWRFL 9–13 Sydney Cricket Ground 54,255
1970   South Sydney Rabbitohs NSWRFL 12–23 Sydney Cricket Ground 53,241
1982   Parramatta Eels NSWRFL 8–21 Sydney Cricket Ground 52,186
1983   Parramatta Eels NSWRFL 6–18 Sydney Cricket Ground 40,285
1995   Sydney Bulldogs ARL 4–17 Sydney Football Stadium 41,127
1997   Newcastle Knights ARL 16–22 Sydney Football Stadium 42,482
2007   Melbourne Storm* NRL 8–34 ANZ Stadium 81,392
2013   Sydney Roosters NRL 18–26 ANZ Stadium 81,491

* Melbourne Storm were stripped of their 2007 premiership win in 2010 following major salary cap breaches by the club. The NRL lists no premiers for the season.

Minor Premierships (9/62)Edit

Year Competition Wins Draws Loses PF PA
1971 NSWRFL 19 0 3 528 260
1972 NSWRFL 18 1 3 460 255
1973 NSWRFL 17 1 4 500 226
1976 NSWRFL 16 0 6 499 252
1983 NSWRFL 22 0 4 690 361
1987 NSWRL 18 0 5 553 356
1995 ARL 20 0 2 687 248
1996 ARL 18 0 4 549 191
1997 ARL 15 0 5 521 366

World Club Challenges (1/3)Edit

Year Opponent Result Score Venue Attendance
1987   Wigan Loss 2–8 Central Park 36,895
2009   Leeds Rhinos Win 28–20 Elland Road 32,569
2012   Leeds Rhinos Loss 12–26 Headingley Carnegie Stadium 21,062

* All games played in England

Wooden Spoons (0/62)Edit

The Sea Eagles have never finished last in a season. They are the only pre-1982 club to have never finished with the wooden spoon.

Finals (43/62)Edit

The Sea Eagles qualified for the NSWRL/ARL/NRL finals in the following years.
1951, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.

Premiership TeamsEdit

1972Edit

No. Position Player
1   FB Graham Eadie
2   WG Ken Irvine
3   CE Ray Branighan
4   CE Bob Fulton
5   WG Max Brown
6   FE Ian Martin
7   HB Dennis Ward
8   LK Mal Reilly
9   SR Terry Randall
No. Position Player
10   SR Allan Thomson
11   PR John O'Neill
12   HK Fred Jones (c)
13   PR Bill Hamilton
CO   CO Ron Willey

1973Edit

No. Position Player
1   FB Graham Eadie
2   WG Ken Irvine
3   CE Ray Branighan
4   CE Bob Fulton
5   WG Max Brown
6   FE Ian Martin
7   HB John Mayes
8   LK Mal Reilly
9   SR Terry Randall
No. Position Player
10   SR Peter Peters
11   PR John O'Neill
12   HK Fred Jones (c)
13   PR Bill Hamilton
14   RE John Bucknall
CO   CO Ron Willey

1976Edit

No. Position Player
1   FB Graham Eadie
2   WG Tom Mooney
3   CE Russel Gartner
4   CE Bob Fulton (c)
5   WG Rod Jackson
6   FE Alan Thompson
7   HB Gary Stephens
8   LK Ian Martin
9   SR Phil Lowe
No. Position Player
10   SR Steve Norton
11   PR Terry Randall
12   HK Max Krilich
13   PR John Harvey
14   RE Gary Thoroughgood
17   RE Mark Willoughby
CO   CO Frank Stanton

1978Edit

No. Position Player
1   FB Graham Eadie
2   WG Tom Mooney
3   CE Stephen Knight
4   CE Russel Gartner
5   WG Simon Booth
6   FE Alan Thompson
7   HB Steve Martin
8   LK Ian Martin
9   SR Terry Randall (vc)
No. Position Player
10   SR Bruce Walker
11   PR John Harvey
12   HK Max Krilich (c)
13   PR Ian Thomson
14   RE Wayne Springall
16   RE Ray Branighan
CO   CO Frank Stanton

1987Edit

No. Position Player
1   FB Dale Shearer
2   WG David Ronson
3   CE Darrell Williams
4   CE Michael O'Connor
5   WG Stuart Davis
6   FE Cliff Lyons
7   HB Des Hasler
8   LK Paul Vautin (c)
9   SR Noel Cleal (vc)
No. Position Player
10   SR Ron Gibbs
11   PR Kevin Ward
12   HK Mal Cochrane
13   PR Phil Daley
20   RE Paul Shaw
24   RE Mark Pocock
CO   CO Bob Fulton

1996Edit

No. Position Player
1   FB Matthew Ridge (vc)
2   WG Danny Moore
3   CE Craig Innes
4   CE Terry Hill
5   WG John Hopoate
13   FE Nik Kosef
7   HB Geoff Toovey (c)
17   PR David Gillespie
9   HK Jim Serdaris
No. Position Player
10   PR Mark Carroll
11   SR Steve Menzies
12   SR Daniel Gartner
8   LK Owen Cunningham
6   RE Cliff Lyons
14   RE Neil Tierney
16   RE Des Hasler
19   RE Craig Hancock
CO   CO Bob Fulton

2008Edit

No. Position Player
1   FB Brett Stewart
2   WG Michael Robertson
3   CE Steven Bell
4   CE Steve Matai
5   WG David Williams
6   FE Jamie Lyon (vc)
7   HB Matt Orford (c)
8   PR Brent Kite
9   HK Matt Ballin
No. Position Player
10   PR Josh Perry
11   SR Anthony Watmough
12   SR Glenn Hall
13   LK Glenn Stewart
14   RE Heath L'Estrange
15   RE Mark Bryant
16   RE Jason King
17   RE Steve Menzies
CO   CO Des Hasler

2011Edit

No. Position Player
1   FB Brett Stewart (vc)
2   WG Michael Robertson
3   CE Jamie Lyon (c)
4   CE Steve Matai
5   WG William Hopoate
6   FE Kieran Foran
7   HB Daly Cherry-Evans
8   PR Joe Galuvao
9   HK Matt Ballin
No. Position Player
10   PR Brent Kite
11   SR Anthony Watmough
12   SR Tony Williams
13   LK Glenn Stewart
14   RE Shane Rodney
15   RE Jamie Buhrer
16   RE Vic Mauro
17   RE George Rose
CO   CO Des Hasler

World Club ChampionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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