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Welcome to the beginning of a huge ‘Farewell Jamie’ week as we pay tribute to one of Manly Warringah’s favourite sons.
Jamie Lyon – what a player, what a Captain, what a champion!
A two time premiership winner who has represented NSW and Australia, Lyon is set to make his final appearance at his beloved Brookvale Oval next Saturday, August 27, when the Sea Eagles host the Canberra Raiders.
Although Lyon will do his best to overcome a hamstring injury to play one more time at Brookvale Oval, the Club has planned a huge day regardless to celebrate the illustrious career of their proud captain, irrespective of whether he takes the field against the Raiders.
Just some of the things planned include video tributes from past and current players, Jamie Lyon Face Masks, to a special lap of honour following the match, where there is sure to be plenty of emotions as the inspirational skipper farewells his home crowd.Read More
Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett says club captain Jamie Lyon is unlikely to play next week against the Raiders in what would be his last ever match at Brookvale Oval.
Lyon was a late scratching for Manly’s 38-18 loss at home against the Melbourne Storm on Saturday night with Barrett revealing the 34-year-old had picked up a hamstring injury in the captain’s run on Friday.
Next week’s game against the Green Machine would have been his 225th match for the Sea Eagles and his last at ‘Fortress Brookie’.
Earlier this year, Lyon announced he would retire at the end of 2016 despite having another season to run on his contract.
Should he fail to recover in time, Lyon will fall agonisingly short of 300 NRL matches in a career that started at the Parramatta Eels in 2000.
“Unlikely mate, which is a massive shame for us,” Barrett said when asked about Lyon’s availability next week.
“He’s got a hamstring problem and whilst he’ll do everything to get there, it’s not looking great at this stage, and he’s devastated.
“He hurt it yesterday at the captain’s run, so that’s something we’ll have to manage and cross our fingers and toes that he can [recover] because he’s been a wonderful, wonderful player for the club and we want to send him out on the right note.”
Barrett couldn’t confirm if the injury would force Lyon to miss the side’s Round 26 clash against the Panthers at Pepper Stadium as well.
“We’ll do everything we can to get him on the field but we don’t know at this stage.”
Jamie Lyon has probably already got his beloved golf clubs packed into the boot of his car but Manly Warringah teammates insist they want to send their captain off on the right note, even if he is typically shunning any sense of fanfare.
Lyon’s 225th game for the Sea Eagles against old enemy Melbourne will be the second last he ever plays at Brookvale Oval, a suburban throwback as unassuming as the man himself.
In a year when some of the game’s most enduring names will call it a day it would be easy to forget that Lyon too is sneaking off into the sunset but you sense that he wouldn’t want it any other way.
Heavily criticised throughout the latter stages of his career for shunning representative honours despite being one of the premier centres in the game, Lyon remains very much the kid from Wee Waa who just happened to be blessed with extraordinary football ability.
1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Lewis Brown 4. Brayden Wiliame 5. Matthew Wright 6. Jamie Lyon 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Darcy Lussick 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Addin Fonua-blake 11. Martin Taupau 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14. Matt Parcell 15. Josh Starling 16. Nate Myles 17. Siosaia Vave 18. Nathan Green 20. Blake Leary
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One thing is keeping Manly winger Jorge Taufua from having a metal plate removed from his right collarbone and fullback Tom Trbojevic from undergoing much-needed ankle surgery.
And that is their 34-year-old skipper Jamie Lyon.
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1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Brayden Wiliame 5. Matthew Wright 6. Jamie Lyon 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Darcy Lussick 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Addin Fonua-blake 11. Martin Taupau 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14. Lewis Brown 15. Josh Starling 16. Nathan Green 17. Siosaia Vave
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Manly try to keep season alive on Thursday Night Football
The start of round 23 sees us travel out to Homebush for what promises to be a superb clash between two rivals.
Manly can ill afford to drop points in this game and if they do, they can pretty much kiss their finals hopes goodbye. They had a heartbreaking defeat last week against Parramatta in a match they should had won. This comes down to do or die for the Sea Eagles. Will sudden death football Bring out the best in them?
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