TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: Tim Mannah of the Eels looks on during the round 10 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Parramatta Eels at 1300SMILES Stadium on May 18, 2019 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Tim Mannah has officially announced his retirement from the NRL this year.

A Parramatta Eels club stalwart, Mannah will remain with the club in 2020 in an off-field role.

Mannah completed a Sports Business degree in 2017 and will make his transition into the workforce by taking on a role with the Eels’ Commerical team next year.

Speaking to, Mannah said, “I’ve had a great time in the game and it’s given me and my family so much.

“I’m extremely grateful for the support I’ve received from the Eels and our passionate Blue and Gold Army, I truly believe we have the best fans in the world.

“I’ll always have amazing memories of the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met along the way, but now I’m excited to open a new chapter in my career."

Parramatta Eels Club CEO Bernie Gurr added, “On behalf of everyone at Parramatta Eels, we’d like to congratulate Tim on an incredible rugby league career. We are very pleased he will remain an Eel, as he makes his transition into life after football and forges an equally successful career off the field.

“I know everyone in Rugby League will join with me in wishing Tim and his young family nothing but the best for the future."

Mannah’s playing CV includes playing four State of Origin matches and representing Lebanon at the Rugby League World Cup.

He established the Mannah Foundation in 2013 to honour and continue the community work of his late brother Jon Mannah, and as such received the 2014 Parramatta Citizen of the Year award due to the impact he had made in the local community.


  1. Not the most skillful forward ever to play the game but certainly one of the most committed who put his body on the line in every run and tackle he made. Well played Tim!

  2. A BIG thank you Tim.
    Gave 100%, 100% of the time.
    Congratulations on your playing career, and im sure you’ll do us just as proud in your new role.
    I think this has turned into a great outcome, for everyone (Tim, the club, the players, and those coming through having him around).

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