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HomeSportRugbyThe Wright Stuff: How Manly Sea Eagles lost a Wallabies star

The Wright Stuff: How Manly Sea Eagles lost a Wallabies star

In 2016 Manly Sea Eagles signed Tom Wright into the National Rugby League straight out of renowned rugby union nursery St Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill. Today he’s tearing it up for for the Wallabies. And Sea Eagles fans are right to wonder: How did that happen? And have we missed a hot one here?

Tom Wright’s Wikipedia page is skinny and bad.

The link to his Manly Sea Eagles player profile takes you to “404” and “Oops”.

Same thing happens on his ACT Brumbies profile except there it says “Sorry”.

Another link takes you to Tom Wright who played rugby league for Toowoomba in 1928.

The page adds that Wright played five NRL games (it’s four) for Manly Sea Eagles and five Test matches (it’s 10) for the Wallabies.

What ol’ Wiki does get right, however, is that 25-year-old Wright’s signing by ACT Brumbies at the end of 2018 was “a coup for rugby union”.

And as his slashing form for the Wallabies has shown, Manly Sea Eagles may have missed a trick in letting him go.

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