The complete implosion at NRL club Manly appears to be complete, with coach Des Hasler reportedly sacked on Thursday.

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Desmond John Hasler is an Australian professional rugby league coach who is the head coach of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL, and a former professional rugby league footballer who played as halfback, lock and hooker.

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Personal information
Full name Desmond John Hasler
Born 16 February 1961 (age 61)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 79 kg (12 st 6 lb)

He initially played for the Penrith Panthers, and then spent most of his playing career with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, with whom he won premierships in 1987 and 1996.

Hasler spent a season with Hull F.C. in England, returning to Manly, before finishing his playing career with the Western Suburbs Magpies. He also played for NSW City, New South Wales in State of Origin and Australia at international level.


Des Hasler could be headed to the courtroom with the Manly Sea Eagles over the rainbow jersey fiasco that derailed the club’s season, as the embattled coach’s preferred successor expressed concerns over the instability at Brookvale.

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Sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Herald that Hasler is considering a $1m-plus lawsuit against the Sea Eagles for allegedly compromising his ability to fulfil his contractual obligations.

Under the terms of Hasler’s contract, a top-six finish in the NRL in 2022 would have guaranteed him a contract extension for the 2024 season.

Hasler, if he proceeds with legal proceedings against the Sea Eagles, will argue that Manly’s decision to launch a ‘pride’ jersey without the consent or blessing of the players and football department impeded his ability to reach the key performance indicators of his employment.

Manly were sitting in ninth position on the NRL ladder when the rainbow jersey fiasco derailed their season. They had seven players make themselves unavailable for selection for the ensuing round against the Sydney Roosters.

Des Hasler Sacked 

Des Hasler has been sacked by Manly — and it is just the start of the divorce.

After months of negotiations, legal threats and chaos, the Sea Eagles have confirmed Hasler’s employment has been terminated immediately.

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The Daily Telegraph first reported Hasler learned of the news after the club informed his manager George Mimis that he has been cut loose with more than a year to run on his contract.

Manly has reportedly made a final decision to appoint former Broncos coach Anthony Seibold as its next head coach.

It comes after the club reached breaking point on Wednesday night with revelations superstar Tom Trbojevic and brother Jake Trbojevic have become unhappy at the club.

The unrest on and off the playing field has left two of the club’s best players worried that the club is “imploding”.

The messy situation has become untenable in recent weeks with Hasler threatening legal action against the club should his contract have been torn up.

Teams coached 

In 2004, Des Hasler was appointed head coach of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles as in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons he led the team to the semi-finals for the first time since the late 1990s.

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Teams coached 
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2004–11 Manly Sea Eagles 206 122 0 84 59
2012–17 Canterbury Bulldogs 155 88 0 67 57
2019–22 Manly Sea Eagles 97 48 0 49 49
  Total 458 258 0 200 56

Hasler joined Canterbury on 14 November 2011 as head coach for the 2012 NRL season. He had immediate success as he took the club to finish eight places better than the previous season to the top of the ladder and collected the minor premiership.

After impressive Qualifying Final and Preliminary Final wins; 16–10 over former club Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and 32–8 over South Sydney Rabbitohs respectively, the club were beaten in the Grand Final by the Melbourne Storm 14–4. At the 2012 Dally M Awards Hasler was named the NRL’s coach of the year.

In the 2020 NRL season, Hasler failed to guide Manly to the finals as they finished a disappointing 13th on the table.

The 2021 NRL season started in similar fashion with the club losing their opening three games. In round 4, Manly were defeated 46-6 against Penrith at Brookvale Oval, this was Manly’s biggest ever loss at their home ground in their 74-year history.

Manly under Hasler then went on to win their next 16 from 21 games to finish in the top 4 and qualify for the finals. Manly would go on to reach the preliminary final but were defeated by South Sydney.


Christine Hasler is married to Des Hasler.

Similarly, Christine Hasler does not have any social media account. She appears to be keeping a low profile for now.

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On the other hand, Des Hasler has a Twitter account with the handle name @DesHasler. He has 333 followers and only 4 tweets at the moment.

Christine Hasler’s birthday details and personal information are kept confidential.

However, she may preferably be around the age group of the early 50s to 60.

As for her family, Christina Hasler and Dan Hasler have two children of their own: Matisse Hasler and Campbell Hasler.

By Rishabh

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