Overview:

Breaking through to make his first-grade debut mid-year, Kurt Mann got his first taste of top-flight rugby league in 2014.

The Winton Devils junior made a smooth transition into Craig Bellamy’s line-up when called upon throughout the year performing admirably in the centres and at fullback, showcasing his versatility. Mann’s eight games for the season also came consecutively, as testament to his consistency.

Mann played important roles in Melbourne victory’s over Manly, South Sydney and the Gold Coast with his tough and resilient style of play in defence as equally impressive as his guile in attack. He was also one of his side’s best players in a heavy Round 13 loss to the Roosters at AAMI Park.

The 21-year old finished the season with an impressive scoring rate, crossing the try line six times from his eight games.

2014 Stats:

 

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Mann

8

6

24

95

79

4

2014 ‘Moment’:

Undoubtedly Mann’s flash point of 2014 came in his first-grade debut in Round 9. In front of a vocal home crowd at AAMI Park facing off against arch rivals Manly, Mann came up with a match winning try late in the contest when he charged onto the end of a Cooper Cronk cross-field kick.