In a year where Jamie Buhrer notched up game 100 in the maroon and white, the versatile back-rower found himself a regular in Geoff Toovey’s run-on side, starting in 17 of 23 matches this season.
His numbers in attack were enormous, averaging 12 runs for 98 metres, scoring five tries and making six line breaks.
In defence he averaged 28 tackles and played an integral part in the side’s success this year.
Buhrer’s fancy footwork is no doubt his number one asset. Combine that with his size and strength, the all-rounder possesses one of the most dangerous running games through the middle of the park.
Buhrer’s season came to an abrupt end after rupturing his ACL in his side’s round 25 victory over the Panthers. His experience and versatility in both attack and defence was sorely missed throughout Manly’s finals campaign.