Michael Monaghan

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Michael Monaghan
Michael Monaghan 2.jpg
Personal information
Born (1980-05-13) 13 May 1980 (age 37)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Hooker, Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–03 Canberra Raiders 31 7 0 1 29
2004–07 Manly Sea Eagles 95 17 2 7 79
2008–14 Warrington Wolves 167 17 0 2 70
Total 293 41 2 10 178
As of 5 October 2008
Source: RLP

Michael Monaghan (born 13 May 1980) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for Canberra Raiders and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League, and for Warrington in the European Super League.[2] He is the current assistant coach of Catalans Dragons.

Career[edit]

Monaghan playing for Warrington

He played with the Canberra Raiders from 2001 to 2003.[3]

Monaghan joined Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2004 as halfback, but changed to hooker at the start of the 2006 season due to the purchase of halfback Matt Orford from Melbourne Storm.[2]

He played in the 2007 NRL grand final defeat by Melbourne Storm.[4]

The 27-year-old joined Manly teammate Chris Hicks in moving to Warrington for 2008's Super League XIII.[5]

In March 2009 rumours emerged linking him with his former club Canberra and playing alongside brother Joel Monaghan again.[3]

Monaghan played for Warrington in the 2009 and 2010 Challenge Cup Final victories over Huddersfield Giants and Leeds respectively, winning the Lance Todd Trophy in the former.[6] In May 2014, Monaghan announced he would be retiring at the end of the season.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • 2006 Ken Stephen award.
  • 2009 Lance Todd Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The official Engage Super League web site". web page. Super League. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Profile at Warrington Wolves site
  3. ^ a b David Jean (2009-03-12). "Canberra pursuing homesick halfback". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Factfile on 2007 grand final". The Daily Telegraph. 2008-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Warrington sign Manly wing Hicks". BBC. 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Leeds 6-30 Warrington". BBC. 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Michael Monaghan: Warrington hooker announces retirement". BBC Sport. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 

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