Marlins Teamlist v Rats - DERBY DAY

The Marlins and Rats have released their teamlists for the much awaited Derby Day at Manly Oval, May 19.

Manly (1-15)

Conor Davidson, Charles Abel, Alex Westgarth, Brad Hemopo, Adrian Hall, Harry Bergelin, Samuel Shires, Jordy Reid, Tim Donlan, Sam Lane, Alex Northam, Nicolas Holton, Dennis Pili-Gaitau, Mick Adams, Josh Turner.

Warringah (1-15)

Rory O’Connor, Luke Holmes, Harry Rorke, Sam Thomson, Jack Tomkins, Max Girdler, Maclean Jones, Sam Ward, Josh Holmes, Myles Dorrian, Harry Jones, Tyson Davis, Seb Wileman, Dave Feltscheer, Harley Attwater


A Beast of a Day as Marlins Go Down

Beast of a day as Marlins go down in a tight one.
By Adam Lucius
What: Shute Shield round 4
Who: Eastern Suburbs v Manly
Where: Woollahra Oval
Result: Easts 16-9
Manly are where on the table: Fifth (12 points)
80 minutes in 80 seconds: It was the first time on artificial turf for many of our Marlins and it took them a while to find their feet against an Easts team welcoming back a couple of Super Rugby reps. The Beasts dominated possession for most of the first half to the point where it was hard to recall Manly entering their 22. But at the end of the 40 minutes, the Beasties only had a solitary penalty goal to show for all their endeavour. 
Where it was lost: Manly’s handling and lack of patience hurt them, particularly in the second half. A disallowed Marlins try for a forward pass after the bell proved a big call in the final wash-up.      
Marlins' best: Sam Shires, Kotoni Ale, Josh Turner, Brad Hemopo           
What they said: “They played the whole 80 minutes and executed really well. Mistakes at crucial times cost us.” – Manly fullback Josh Turner           
Worth a mention: The Easts’ ground announcer thought we needed some thinking music each time there was a stoppage in play – often using the same song three or four stoppages in a row. There is only so much JJ Cale one can listen to in a single day. Let’s hope the trend doesn’t catch on at the Village Green, unless it’s 70s colossus Adam Hill spinning the decks.     
Where to from here: It’s a week off after Penrith was removed from the competition. We were due to meet the Emus at Manly but will instead receive a 28-0 result and five comp points. The focus now turns to the May 12 meeting with Sydney Uni at Uni Oval.
Marlins skipper Adrian Hall weighs up his options in the line-out.
Photo: Adam MacDonald

Introducing the Manly Mermaids


The Manly Mermaids are an exciting group of players with fantastic sporting background and many ties to the Manly Rugby club. Familiar names like Aliyah Helu (daughter of ex-Marlin and Mermaids coach Alex Helu) has continued the Manly rugby family tradition by wearing the manly jersey, together with Mikaela Hedge who is excited to now be able to put on the boots as well after watching her brother Rohan play for the Marlins.