Of the current Sea Eagles squad, second-rower Anthony Watmough is the most experienced campaigner having played 286 first grade games.
Watmough, along with departing forwards Jason King and Glenn Stewart, have played a major part in Manly’s long-term success.
A leader on and off the field, the second-rower has been the backbone of the Sea Eagles forward pack, flourishing in the absence of several key forwards in recent years.
In 2014 he averaged 13 runs for 107 metres. He scored his only try in Manly’s 54-18 spanking of the Raiders in round 8 at Brookvale Oval.
In defence he averaged 32 tackles, which is a testament to how hard he works on the field. He also played a critical part in NSW’s first State of Origin Series win since 2005.