Daly Cherry-Evans – Rugby league’s best all-time rookie?

Rugby league is a sport that comprises two teams with thirteen players each. The game
originated from Northern England. Its rules have changed since 1895 to entertain spectators.

Most rugby league rookies are usually under intense pressure to perform well. They often add magic to the game and perhaps the most notable of these rookie’s is Daly Cherry-Evans.

Who is Daly Cherry-Evans?

Daly was born on February 2, 1989, in Redcliffe Australia. Troy Evans, Daly’s father was a
hooker for Redcliffe Dolphins and the North Devils between 1980 and 1999. Daly Cherry-Evans is a halfback for Australia and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. Current captain of the Sea Eagles NRL Premiership side.

Cherry-Evans started playing for Redcliffe Dolphins at the age of five. He joined Mackay
Brothers at 12-years-old after his family relocated to Mackay, Queensland. Dennis Moore
invited Daly to a trial with Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in 2008 and he joined its National
Youth Competition team.

Playing Career

He played 46 matches for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the 2008/2009 season, scoring
24 tries and 246 points. He was also part of the 2009 Toyota Cup season’s team of the

The Australian rugby league player joined the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles in 2010. Most of
his supporters got an NZD casino bonus when he won the Rookie of the Year and the
Queensland Cup Player of the Year awards. Cherry-Evans debuted for Manly in the 2011
NRL campaign against Melbourne Storm. He scored his first tries in the NRL and was named as the 2011 Daily M Rookie of the Year.

Daly Cherry-Evans’ rugby league career

Since Daly’s mother was born in England he was free to represent England or Australia at test level. Steve McNamara, England’s coach offered him a spot in the team in the
2011 Four Nations rugby league competition.

Australia debut

Tim Sheens, Australia’s rugby league coach, added Daly to the Australian Four Nations team. The player debuted for Sheen’s side against Wales at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham.

Part of the Australian Kangaroos 2012 Anzac Test but he didn’t play in the tournament. He was in the Kangaroos squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and played five games.
Daly’s incredible form earned him a spot in Australia’s match against New Zealand at that
year’s Rugby League World Cup final.

Moreover, Daly was in the 2014 ANZAC Test for the Kangaroos squad against New Zealand at the Sydney Football Stadium.


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