Jon Mannah

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Jon Mannah
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Personal information
Full name Jonathan Mannah
Born (1989-09-13)13 September 1989
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died 18 January 2013(2013-01-18) (aged 23)[1]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Position Prop

Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–11 Cronulla-Sutherland 24 2 0 0 8
2012 Parramatta Eels 0 0 0 0 0
Total 24 2 0 0 8
As of 1 May 2013

Jonathan "Jon" Mannah (13 September 1989 – 18 January 2013) was an Australian professional rugby league footballer of Lebanese descent who played with the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League.[4][5] His position was at prop. He was the younger brother of Tim Mannah, who also plays for the Parramatta Eels.[6] Like his brother Tim, he also attended Christian Community High School and served as Vice Captain in his last year of high school during 2007. Jon and Tim both played for the Parramatta Eels through the junior ranks before Jon joined the Cronulla Sharks just prior to the commencement of the 2009 NRL season from Parramatta. In 2011, he scored his first try in first grade for Cronulla in Round 3 against the Panthers. In November 2011, after three seasons with the Sharks he signed with Parramatta, returning to his junior club and to play with his brother, Tim.[7]

International career[edit]

Mannah qualified for Lebanon through heritage and was named in the Lebanon squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying tournament.[citation needed]

Illness and death[edit]

Mannah was first diagnosed in 2009 with Hodgkin's lymphoma.[8] He died of the disease on 18 January 2013 at age 23.[1][9][10] His funeral was held at Faith Baptist Church Sydney[11] in Regents Park on 21 January 2013.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Tributes flow for NRL tough-man Jon Mannah". World News Australia. Special Broadcasting Service. Australian Associated Press (AAP). 19 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Rugby League Project
  3. ^ NRL Stats
  4. ^ Daily Telegraph
  5. ^ Sharks blogg Archived 24 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Sharks web site Archived 4 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Proszenko, Adrian (13 November 2011). "Mannah pair link up at Eels". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Proszenko, Adrian (22 July 2012). "Brother's gift will be Mannah from heaven". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Massoud, Josh (18 January 2013). "Parramatta player Jon Mannah has passed away after battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jon Mannah's Lymphoma Journey". Lymphoma Australia. 18 January 2013. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  11. ^ F uneral at Faith Baptist Church Sydney in Regents Park
  12. ^ "Eels rally from NRL support". 3 News NZ. 29 April 2013. 

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