Michael Monaghan

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Michael Monaghan
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Personal information
Born (1980-05-13) 13 May 1980 (age 41)
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Playing information
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight87 kg (13 st 10 lb) [1]
Position Hooker, Halfback
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2001–03 Canberra Raiders 3170129
2004–07 Manly Sea Eagles 95172779
2008–14 Warrington Wolves 167170270
Total29341210178
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
2017 Catalans Dragons 0000
Source: [2] [3] [4]

Michael Monaghan (born 13 May 1980) is the current pathways and specialist coach for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League [5] and an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Canberra Raiders and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League, and for the Warrington Wolves in the Super League. [2] [3] [6]

Contents

Background

He is the brother of former Australia international Joel Monaghan. [7]

Playing career

Canberra Raiders

He played with the Canberra Raiders from 2001 to 2003. [7]

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

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. [6]

He played in the 2007 NRL grand final defeat against the Melbourne Storm. [8]

Warrington Wolves

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Monaghan playing for Warrington in 2008

The 27-year-old joined Manly teammate Chris Hicks in moving to Warrington Wolves for 2008's Super League XIII. [9]

In March 2009 rumours emerged linking him with his former club Canberra and playing alongside brother Joel Monaghan again. [7]

Monaghan played for Warrington in the 2009 and 2010 Challenge Cup Final victories over Huddersfield Giants and Leeds respectively, winning the Lance Todd Trophy for his Man-of-Match performance in 2009. [10]

He played in the 2010 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium. [10] [11]

He played in the 2012 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium. [12] [13] [14] [15]

He played in the 2012 Super League Grand Final defeat by the Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford. [16] [13]

He played in the 2013 Super League Grand Final defeat by the Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford. [17] [18] [19] [20] [21]

In May 2014, Monaghan announced he would be retiring at the end of the season. [22]

Coaching career

Catalans Dragons

He then joined the Catalans Dragons as assistant coach for the 2015 season [23] and took temporary charge in 2017 with fellow assistant Jerome Guisset following the French club's decision to part company with head coach Laurent Frayssinous.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

In 2018 Monaghan re-joined former club Manly as Pathways / Specialist coach. [5]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Laurent Frayssinous
2013-2017
Coach
(caretaker)

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Catalans Dragons

2017
Succeeded by
Steve McNamara
2017-present

Honours

Warrington Wolves

Individual Awards

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