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Daley, Doug

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1955-1961. After coming to Manly from Alstonville on the North Coast of NSW, second rower Doug Daley played seven seasons for Manly from 1955 to 1961 before pursuing a career in administration. He was Manly treasurer from 1969-84 and was made club secretary following the death of John Tennison in 1985. More...article...
Daley, Phil

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1985-1999. A tall solid prop, Manly junior and the son of Doug Daley. Phil made the Manly first grade side in 1985 and in the following year toured with the 1986 Kangaroos, playing in 7 tour games but no Tests. 1987 was his most memorable year playing in 3 State of Origin matches..
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Davis, Stuart

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1981-1982,1984-1989. A slightly built but elusive winger who scored 39 tries for Manly in 89 first grade matches. Davis was a Manly junior who had a season with the Roosters in 1983 before returning home to Brookvale in 1984. A highlight of his career was playing in Manly's 18-8 grand final win over Canberra in1987.
Dawes, E

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1947.
Played for Balmain and Newtown before playing for Manly in 1947. Returned to Balmain in 1948. Played in Manly's first 2nd grade team against Wests at Brookvale on 12 April 1947.
Day, Ken

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1965-1968
Brisbane Wests forward. originally from Caboolture, Day made his state debut as a lock in 1961. Day played for Australia against NZ and South Africa in 1963 before touring with the Ashes-winning Kangaroos. He played in 18 games on tour including Tests against Great Britain and France. Day's last Test series was against France in 1964 In 1965. he defied a QRL ban blocking their state players from going to NSW to join Manly. He captained the club for several seasons but injury ruled him out of the club's loss to Souths in the 1968 grand final. Day later returned to captain-coach in Brisbane, He passed away in 1998, aged 62.
Delamare, Bill

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1957, 1959-1961and 1964
Prop forward. A Manly junior who spent four seasons in the club's lower grades before cementing a first grade place in 1959. That year, he played for NSW and following his performance in Manly's grand final ioss to St George, toured with the 1959-60 Kangaroos. Delamere played in 19 matches on tour and while he did not make a Test appearance, he did play in the 'international' match against Italy on the trip home. He then represented NSW in two matches in I960 and was a non-playing reserve in the World Cup.
Dennoon, Billy

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1968
Devereux, John

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1993 Welsh Centre.
Dual international who played in both rugby and rugby league World Cups. In the 1987 Rugby World Cup play off for 3rd, it looked as though the Wallabies were heading for victory over Wales at 21-16, but five minutes into injury time a devastating midfield charge by Devereux set up the winning try for Wales. Devereux collected 10 Welsh rugby league caps during his spell with Widnes from 1991-96, played six times for Great Britain and was in the losing British team in the 1992 World Cup final at Wembley. He was embarrased when Steve Renouf ran around him to score the winning try in the World Cup final. He played a single season for Manly in 1993. The highlight of his season was the try he scored at Brookvale against the Broncos by running over the top of Renouf. In 2003 Devereux was still laying rugby for the Welsh club Pontypool.
Diett, Kevin

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1954-1958 Halfback/five-eighth.

A Manly junior who played 53 first grade games for Manly including the 1957 Grand Final.

Diversi, Peter

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1958 - 1962 Lock.
Came from Wollongong before signing with Norths in 1952. He quickly established a reputation as a feared defender and his bone crushing tackling became a feature of his game, Diversi's natural strength and pace complemented his cover defence and he was a tireless worker at the base of the scrum. He made his debut for NSW in 1952 and two years later, he was called into Australia's Third Test side that won the Ashes. Diversi also played in the inaugural World Cup in France that year. His only other Test appearance was against France in 1955. He left Norths to captain-coach Gundagai in 1956 but returned to Sydney to play for Manly for five seasons, the highlight being his grand final appearance in 1959. Diversi retired in 1965 after two seasons with Kurri Kurri in the Newcastle competition. He is also the uncle of Australian Test lock, Ray Price.
Donaghey, Greg

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1994
Donald, Scott

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2003-2005. Speedy winger originally from North Queensland. Played 4 First Grade games for the Cowboys 1998-2000 scoring 1 try before going to Parramatta in 2001-2002 where he played 21 games scoring 14 tries. Australian Under 19 representative 1998. Came to Manly from Parramatta in 2003 and was an immediate success, scoring 21 tries in his debut year with Manly.
Donnelly, Ian

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2004
Doorey, Grant

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1990-1991Manly junior who went to Easts in 1993 before establishing a successful career as captain coach with French team Villeneuve. Is now a respected commentator in France.
Dorahey, John

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1980-1981 Fullback.
Originally from Wollongong, he spent a season in England with Leigh before signing with Wests in 1974. He spent two seasons with Manly before going to Illawarra to captain the new club in its inaugural season in 1982 A fine defender with a great kick and chase, Dorahy was known as "Joe Cool" because of his composure under pressure. After another spell in England, Dorahy linked with Norths in 1987-89 before returning again to England to play for Halifax and Wigan.
Dorn, Luke

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20

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2002- 2003
Young half/five-eighth from Maitland who was pushed into first grade prominence in 2002 because of injuries to Tasesa Lavea and Jason Ferris. Made his first grade debut in the round four win against the Roosters and became a regular first grader playing 20 first grade games in his inaugural season adding spark to the attack. Played 22 matches in 2003 scoring 3 tries. Left for the Roosters in 2004.

Doyle, Wes

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1999
Drake, Lindsay

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1970-1971 and 1977-1979. Lock
Manly junior who made a stunning impact with Manly on the eve of the 1970 semi finals. Represented NSW in 1971. He went to St George for three seasons in 1972 which was bad timing as he missed Manly's first 2 premierships and played in St George's record breaking 38-0 grand final loss to Easts in 1975 before returning to Manly.
Dreier, Col

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1983 1984
Played ywo seasons with Manly before going to Easts in 1985.
Driscoll, Damian

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1999-2000
Played for Wests in 1995 before going to the Gold Coast where he played in 53 first grade games in 1996-98. Played 11 games for Manly in 1999 and in 5 games for the Northern Eagles in 2000.
Duncan, Alf

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1998 1999
Moree centre who holds the distinction of playing for both the Australian Aboriginal team (1999 against PNG) and American All Stars (2000 Emerging Nations competition, a World Cup qualifier). After a promising career at Manly ended with the Northern Eagles jopint venture, Duncan had short stints with West Tigers, Cronulla and Melbourne. He now plays for Newtown in the VB Premier League.
Duncan, Rees

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1954-1956. Kurri Kurri Centre who toured with the 1952 Kangaroos.Signed by Manly as captain in 1954 Duncan played 53 first grade games in three seasons. In 1958 he played for Wests.
Dunford, J.

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1948
Dunford, Matt

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1990-1992 and 1994-1996
Dunley, Shayne

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2001- 2002 and 2004 - 2006...
Utility forward who joined the Northern Eagles from the West Tigers in 2002. Spent a year with Parramatta in 2003 before returning to Manly with Crusher Cleal to join Des Hasler's new look team in 2004.
Durdevic, Dragan

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1997- 2000
Dwyer, Bernard

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1989. St Helens prop who played as a guest player in the disastrous 1989 season. Later played for Bradford and toured with the British Lions playing one test against New Zealand.
Dwyer, Tim

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1987, 1988
Played two seasons with Manly before going to Easts in 1989.
Dykes, Roy

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1954-1955
A lock who had played for Easts, Newtown and Balmain before joining Manly in 1954. He immediately put coach Ray Norman and other club officials offside when he refused to play second row to enable George Hunter to play lock. Things got worse in the second match of the season when Dykes was selected to play fullback against Souths which proved 'catastrophic'. He was quickly shunted to the wing and dropped for the next match. He ended up playing only 8 first grade matches in his 2 seasons at Manly.
Main Sources: Whiticker & Hudson 2002; Smith 1991