MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Martin Taupau of the Manly Sea Eagles runs during the round 11 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park on May 19, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Martin Taupau is expected to remain at the Manly Sea Eagles for the final two years of his contract, according to The Daily Telegraph.

It has been heavily suggested for months that Taupau would be leaving the Sea Eagles, with rumours abounding just last week that the prop had reached out to the Sydney Roosters.

But Manly chairman Scott Penn has emphatically denied any speculation that the representative wants to leave the club.

“It hasn’t even been discussed, so it is not on the radar,” Penn said.

“He has got another two years on his contract and the Roosters also haven’t spoken to him.”

Roosters coach Trent Robinson has also ruled out any chance of poaching Taupau.

“It’s wrong. It’s just not even close to even being true. At this point of the year, this sort of thing being tossed up, we’ve got our squad, we know what it looks like,“ Robinson told

Manly finished their dreadful season on Sunday with a 48-16 loss against the Broncos, which was like Trent Barrett’s final game as head coach. It is understood that his assistant John Cartwright will take over for 2019 and beyond.

The Sea Eagles won just seven games this season and have finished in 15th position.


    • Why would he?
      Well probably because if he stays at Manly he’ll be in a team that’s going backwards, and that’s from 15th.
      That said, I doubt he’ll be moving to Parra, but I hope we’re first in queue for Api.
      I know, we have 14 spoons etc.

      • What is this with you and api? Hes not leaving why would he? Especially to parra ffs. We had a bad year and have better players then you so we will only go up from this wretched season. But api to parra LoL your stuck with reserve grade hookers so i only see another spoon for you blokes. I forgot to congratulate you on your 14th piece of wood and longest premiership drought in the nrl 😉 God bless parra the joke that keeps on giving.. api to parra LOL

        • Firstly, we need a quality / experienced hooker, as you pointed out, and Api fits that bill, and is still unsigned.
          Better players? Yeah, there’s a couple, but I think we have a better overall team, although we still need to fill a void or 2, hence the Api again.
          Thank you, for congratulating us on number 14, and you’re welcome, given we took it for you this year.

      • Yes but hes not leaving mate haha and yes thank God for parra although we did have more wins than you and more close calls. We have a better pack and spine.. you have better wingers 😉

        • You also leaked the most points of ANY team including the Eels, 622 points that’s even 72 points more than the wooden spoon Eels. A record to be proud of. I wonder if that’s ever happened before? Perhaps we should check with Guinness World Records? 😉

    • You would love that wouldn’t you ya cheat. Your ‘club’ has ruined this great game, politis the royal dog

      • i believe Api’s resigning is going to be announced when the Manly salary cap appeal is done. Him and Siro i think it was… or maybe Gosweizki

  1. lets hope if he stays at manly sum1 tells him to forget about offloading and concentrate on running straight and hard!!!

  2. The Penns saved this club a couple of years from going broke & manly supporters should forever be grateful to them.
    But now the opposite is occurring they are destroying this club.
    Either they fully commit & plough the money required to a successful or get out.
    They had the opportunity earlier this year when there was a private investor who whated to buy the club with a figure of around 10 million dollar being mentioned with them also putting more money into improving the ground facility.But penns what 15million.Getting rid of the Coach was required but if they apoint Cartwright it’s not going to improve,they need someone like Madge to add some steel into there defence because this year they had nothing
    They were lucky not to finish with the spoon this year but I predict they get it next year easily.

    This club won’t improve till they are gone

  3. Eelsamighty sorry mate I think your problem is Moses ….. he didn’t want to play during the year thought about quitting as they were losing …players from opposition teams commented on Moses and Norman arguing …. you were going great guns when Moses was injured …. you need a halfback
    That said your front row mannah needs to retire I know he’s been a long serving club man but Marty would add some much needed go forward

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