Tag Archive: Jamie Lyon


Lyon limps off in loss to storm

A serious hamstring injury to co-captain Jamie Lyon has poured further salt into the wound for Manly following their NRL season-opening loss to Melbourne Storm. Lyon came off just before halftime in the Sea Eagles’ 18-6 defeat in the Victorian capital and the early diagnosis is that he will spend at least a month on the sidelines after a suspected tear to his hamstring. Manly coach Des Hasler was downbeat when quizzed on Lyon’s progress following the loss. “He’s the biggest concern with a hamstring, he’ll need scans to know to what extent that’s torn,” Hasler said. “It’s a significant blow, particularly with the points Jamie can score. He’s a potential match-winner every time he touches the ball and it appears he’ll be laid up for sometime.” Lyon wasn’t the only injury concern for the Sea Eagles with rookie winger William Hopoate (shoulder) and Matt Ballin (concussion) also nursing injuries out of what was a physical first round match-up. Having gone to the main break level at 6-6, Manly played themselves out of the contest during an error-prone second stanza where they completed little more than 50 percent of their sets. Continue reading

Manly’s X-factor ready to rumble

The man described as Manly’s X-factor is set to return to NRL football this weekend after 344 days on the sidelines.

Brett Stewart, who is on the comeback from consecutive season-ending knee injuries, was named in Manly’s 24-man squad to take on New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday night.

It will be the electrifying fullback’s first match since round one last season, when he suffered a knee injury while making a try-saving tackle on Wests Tigers’ winger Lote Tuqiri.

The news was met with excitement by Stewart’s team-mates who have missed the former Australian representative’s try-scoring prowess for all but six games in the past two seasons. Continue reading

Injured stars unlikely to play for Manly

Manly are unlikely to risk injured trio Jamie Lyon, Shane Rodney and Brett Stewart in next weekend’s NRL trial match against the Warriors in New Zealand. The club will find out the seriousness of Jamie Lyon’s strained ankle ligaments on Wednesday, but they are prepared to give him as much rest as possible before their season-opener against Melbourne on March 12. Coach Des Hasler said Lyon, who injured the troublesome ankle in the first half of Saturday’s NRL All Stars clash on the Gold Coast, was not in doubt for round one. In better news for the club, cult hero George Rose will not miss any football despite suffering a broken nose in the All Stars game. Continue reading

All Stars Injury round up

Several All Stars players are licking their wounds after Saturday night’s brutal clash at Skilled Park, with Canberra forward Joel Thompson in doubt for the start of the NRL season with both rib cartilage and a hip flexor complaint. Manly’s George Rose was sporting a busted nose after a head clash with Thompson, while Melbourne Storm recruit Beau Champion was still seeing stars after being knocked out trying to tackle Petero Civoniceva. Meanwhile, Jharal Yow Yeh was feeling the effects of an accidental elbow from Canterbury-Bankstown hooker Michael Ennis. “Obviously Beau, not in great shape, Georgie Rose, I couldn’t look at him at three-quarter time, I had to turn around,” Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley said after the match. “He was busted and bleeding but he’s quite tough. I said to him ‘you don’t have to go back on’ but he said ‘I want to go back on’. Continue reading

Jamie Lyon out for up to a month

In late news for the NEX, Manly will be without representative centre Jamie Lyon for a further month after he re-aggravated an ankle injury in his return match. The Sea Eagles co-skipper lasted just 19 minutes against the Rabbitohs before limping out of the action. He won’t be back before round 19, meaning he will miss Origin III and pave the way for promising youngster Dean Whare to make his return to the top grade for Friday’s meeting with Penrith at CUA Stadium.

Manly awaiting scans on Stewart

Manly are confident forward Glenn Stewart’s ankle injury is not serious but will know more after scans on Monday. The former Test backrower was assisted from CUA Stadium late in Penrith’s 40-22 thrashing of the Sea Eagles on Friday night after his ankle was caught awkwardly in tackle. Coach Des Hasler is hopeful the initial diagnosis of a lower ankle sprain will be confirmed by scans. “He was walking after the game but we really won’t know until he has scans,” Hasler said. “We’ll keep our fingers crossed.” Manly have hit a rough patch after an impressive first half of the season, losing three of their past four games. They also have co-captain Jamie Lyon on the sidelines with an ankle injury until round 19. Next week’s bye has come at a good time for Hasler’s troops, whose next match is against Canberra at Brookvale Oval on July 10. “We’ll get back and we’ll assess it, get this Origin out of the way,” Hasler said. “The bye’s probably good timing for us.”

At least two weeks for Lyon

NSW are on the lookout for a new five-eighth after scans confirmed Jamie Lyon will be sidelined for at least two weeks with an ankle injury. Manly co-captain Lyon has a syndesmosis injury in his right ankle and will be unavailable for 2-3 weeks, a scenario which will almost certainly rule him out of the Blues side for Origin II on June 16.  “We’ll get a doctor’s report next Monday night before (we) do things,” McCarthy told AAP on Monday. “We’ll get in touch with his (club) doctor and he’ll tell us what’s going on. “We won’t get the cart before the horse, we’ll see what he’s like. “If he’s definitely got no hope, if he can’t run until the Monday, well he’s no good to us.” Lyon, who was injured and left the field after 49 minutes of Saturday’s 24-20 NRL win over North Queensland in Townsville, said the timing had been “terrible”.

Round 1 Teams – Manly Update

Manly co-Captain Jamie Lyon ($218,300 HLV) has given the clubs rookie halfbacks his seal of approval, adamant that the Sea Eagles are well covered after the departure of Matt Orford. Lyon is set to start the year back in the No. 6 jersey from where he guided the club to the 2008 premiership, with Des Hasler keen for the veteran to play a guiding hand for young halves Kieran Foran ($214,900 HLV) and Trent Hodkinson ($84,100 HLV). Although Hasler has yet to show his hand in the selection stakes, New Zealand international Foran looks to have the inside running for a starting berth after starring in nine games last year. Speaking at the club’s season launch at Harbord Diggers, Lyon revealed he would start the year alongside either Foran or Hodkinson, with the young halves likely to be paired later in the season.

Hodkinson looking For an opportunity

Trent Hodkinson ($84,100 HLV)  is in a two way battle with Kieran Foran ($214,900 HLV) to secure the halback position along side Jamie Lyon ($218,300 HLV), which was vacated by Matt Orford who has moved to England. A former Parramatta low grader, Hodkinson has been training strongly while Foran has been missing due to injury. The pair will have a final trial match against the Warriors in 11 days before coach Des Hasler names his new No.7. Coach Hasler was, as always, playing his cards close to his chest but did not rule out starting both against the Tigers in Round 1. “There is a process we are working through. It’s all about opportunity and they have to step up to the mark. Jamie is an option in the halves but he’s also a handy centre.” Jamie Lyon has played centre at a test level but Manly will have to consider Ben Farrar ($104,100 CTW/HLV) and Steve Matai ($103,900 CTW), Farrar has also played on the wing but again have David Williams ($102,800 CTW) and Michael Robertson ($91,100 CTW) to consider if a reshuffle were to take place.

Lyon mauls Sharks !

Last night at Cronulla Stadium Jamie Lyon ($218,300 HLV) put his hand up to fill the positions vacant left by departing captain Matt Orford. Although youngsters Kieran Foran ($214,900 HLV) and Trent Hodkinson ($84,100 HLV) shared the Halfback position throughout the match, it was a dominant display by Lyon setting up two tries in the second half. Both the Sharks and Manly sent out new recruits and up and comers early, but it was the big guns who came out in the second half to finish off a sometimes spiteful match. Brett Stewart ($146,800 FLB) showed a glimpse of his flair in a solid game, when in the 58th minute a scuffle broke out after he was heavily tackled in goal. Only minutes later heavyweights Josh Perry and Kade Snowden went toe to toe, with Snowden being Sin Binned. Cronulla however were allowed to compete with 13 players on the field under trial match rules. “The conditions were pretty tough.” Hasler stated “It was ok, it was just a trial. We had a lot of players getting the off-season cobwebs out, the boys have just done a really long off-season so they were just keen to play.” Hasler was also pleased with his young halves after the departure of Orford “We’re fortunate we’ve got young Trent and Keiran as well, so we’re pretty well covered there,” he said.

Cronulla’s night went from bad to worse when it was revealed they exited the match with injuries to two of their Troops – Dean Collis ($120,500 CTW) hyperextended his right knee, but is expected back for round one and 19 yr old hopeful Stewart Mills had to be stretchered off in the first half after damaging his right knee, his season all but over before it has begun.