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John Stephen Monie (born 6 October 1946) is a former professional rugby league coach and player. He is probably best known for his coaching career where he won premierships in both Australia
Australia
and England.

Contents

1 Playing career 2 Coaching career 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links

Playing career[edit] Monie was a Standoff who played for his local club on the Central Coast, Woy Woy. After playing in over 100 first grade games for Woy Woy, in 1968 he moved to the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[3] In 1968, in a game against the Newtown Jets, he became the first Sharks player to score 4 tries in a match.[4] He was named the Sharks' Player of the Year in 1969.[5] Monie played for the Sharks for three seasons, almost making the Australian touring team.[6] Coaching career[edit] Monie began his coaching career at his old Woy Woy club. However he soon moved back to Parramatta to act as an assistant coach under the legendary Jack Gibson.[6] When Gibson retired in 1984 Monie took over and he led Parramatta to a Grand Final victory in 1986 over Canterbury, winning 4-2. He moved to Wigan in 1989. He guided the team to four consecutive league Championship and Challenge Cup doubles, a feat no other coach has achieved in the English game.[7] During the 1991–92 Rugby Football League season, Monie coached defending champions Wigan to their 1991 World Club Challenge
1991 World Club Challenge
victory against the visiting Penrith Panthers. During the 1992–93 Rugby Football League season Monie coached Wigan, again defending RFL champions, in the 1992 World Club Challenge against the visiting Brisbane Broncos
Brisbane Broncos
but lost. In 1995 he returned to the Australasian competition, being made head coach of the new Auckland Warriors
Auckland Warriors
franchise. Monie left halfway through the 1997 season. Monie then returned to Wigan for the 1998 season and guided them to a Super League Grand Final
Super League Grand Final
victory but failed to land the double after losing 17-8 to Sheffield in the Challenge Cup final. Monie stayed with Wigan until the end of 1999 when he moved to the London
London
Broncos. Monie left London
London
at the end of the 2000 season. Most recently he assists Newcastle Knights
Newcastle Knights
coach Wayne Bennett. In 2006 he was hired by the Cronulla Sharks
Cronulla Sharks
to review the club after a series of very poor performances.[8] Between 2005 and 2008 Monie was the head coach of the France national rugby league team.[9] References[edit]

^ RLP ^ RL Stats Archived 12 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine. ^ This Week In History – 8 May 1966 woywoyroosters.com.au ^ David Middleton (editor) (2013). "2013 Official Rugby League Annual". Alexandria NSW, 2015: NewsLifeMedia for the National Rugby League: 155. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Alan Whiticker. "John Monie". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 30 December 2013.  ^ a b Dave Hadfield lessons of the quiet man from Woy Woy The Independent, 29 April 1993 ^ Monie remembers the golden days of Wigan's Challenge Cup success Mail, 4 June 2007 ^ "Monie to head Sharks review". Television New Zealand. AAP. 8 September 2006. Retrieved 7 October 2011.  ^ Monie to take France coaching job BBC, 1 July 2005

Whiticker, Alan; Hudson, Glen (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. p. 609. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1. 

Further reading[edit]

John Monie, Tom Mather (2002). The Iceman: The Story of the Most Successful Rugby League Coach Ever. Mainstream Sport. ISBN 9781840186710. 

External links[edit]

John Monie Wigan Coaching Career Page on the CherryandWhite.co.uk Wigan RL Fansite.

Preceded by First Coach New Zealand Warriors 1995–1997 Succeeded by Frank Endacott 1997–1998

Preceded by Jack Gibson 1981–1983 Coach Parramatta Eels 1984–1989 Succeeded by Mick Cronin 1990–1993

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Parramatta Eels
Parramatta Eels
squad – 1986 NSWRL Premiers (4th title)

1 Paul Taylor 2 Mick Delroy 3 Mick Cronin 4 Steve Ella 5 Eric Grothe, Sr. 6 Brett Kenny 7 Peter Sterling 8 Geoff Bugden 9 Michael Moseley 10 Terry Leabeater 11 Mark Laurie 12 John Muggleton 13 Ray Price (c) 14 Tony Chalmers 15 Peter Wynn Coach: John Monie

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Wigan Warriors
Wigan Warriors
squad – 1998 Challenge Cup Final runners-up

1 Kris Radlinski 2 Mark Bell 3 Gary Connolly 4 Danny Moore 5 Jason Robinson 6 Henry Paul 7 Tony Smith 8 Tony Mestrov 9 Robbie McCormack 10 Stephen Holgate 11 Denis Betts 12 Simon Haughton 13 Andy Farrell (c) 14 Neil Cowie 15 Lee Gilmour 16 Terry O'Connor 17 Mick Cassidy Coach: John Monie

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Wigan squad – 1989–90 Challenge Cup Final winners

1 Steve Hampson 2 Joe Lydon 3 Kevin Iro 4 Dean Bell 5 Mark Preston 6 Shaun Edwards 7 Andy Gregory 8 Adrian Shelford 9 Martin Dermott 10 Andy Platt 11 Denis Betts 12 Andy Goodway 13 Ellery Hanley (c) 14 Bobbie Goulding (for № 9) 15 Ian Gildart (for № 5) Coach: John Monie

see also… 1989–90 season

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Wigan squad – 1991 World Club Challenge
1991 World Club Challenge
winners

1 Steve Hampson 2 Frano Botica 3 Sam Panapa 4 Joe Lydon 5 David Myers 6 Shaun Edwards 7 Andy Gregory
Andy Gregory
(c) 8 Kelvin Skerrett 9 Martin Dermott 10 Andy Platt 11 Denis Betts 12 Billy McGinty 13 Phil Clarke 14 Neil Cowie 15 Ian Gildart 16 Ian Lucas 18 Mike Forshaw Coach: John Monie

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Wigan squad – 1990–91 Challenge Cup Final winners

1 Steve Hampson 2 David Myers 3 Kevin Iro 4 Dean Bell 5 Frano Botica 6 Shaun Edwards 7 Andy Gregory 8 Ian Lucas 9 Martin Dermott 10 Andy Platt 11 Denis Betts 12 Phil Clarke 13 Ellery Hanley 14 Bobbie Goulding (for № 9) 15 Andy Goodway (for № 12) Coach: John Monie

see also… 1990–91 season

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Wigan squad – 1991–92 Challenge Cup Final winners

1 Joe Lydon 2 Frano Botica 3 Dean Bell 4 Gene Miles 5 Martin Offiah 6 Shaun Edwards 7 Andy Gregory 8 Kelvin Skerrett 9 Martin Dermott 10 Andy Platt 11 Denis Betts 12 Billy McGinty (for № 7 on 48-minutes) 13 Phil Clarke 14 Steve Hampson (for № 12 on 27-minutes) 15 Neil Cowie (for № 12 on 64-minutes) Coach: John Monie

see also… 1991–92 season

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Wigan squad – 1992–93 Challenge Cup Final winners

1 Steve Hampson 2 Jason Robinson 3 Joe Lydon 4 Andrew Farrar 5 Martin Offiah 6 Frano Botica 7 Shaun Edwards 8 Kelvin Skerrett 9 Martin Dermott 10 Andy Platt 11 Denis Betts 12 Phil Clarke 13 Dean Bell 14 Sam Panapa (for № 3) 15 Andy Farrell (for № 8) Coach: John Monie

see also… 1992–93 season

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Wigan Warriors
Wigan Warriors
squad – 1998 Super League Grand Final
Super League Grand Final
winners (1st Title)

1 Kris Radlinski 2 Jason Robinson 3 Gary Connolly 4 Danny Moore 5 Mark Bell 6 Henry Paul 7 Tony Smith 8 Terry O'Connor 9 Robbie McCormack 10 Tony Mestrov 11 Stephen Holgate 12 Lee Gilmour 13 Andy Farrell (c) 14 Paul Johnson 15 Simon Haughton 16 Mick Cassidy 17 Neil Cowie Coach: John Monie

see also… Super League
Super League
III

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France squad – 2008 Rugby League World Cup

Guisset (C) Anselme Baile Borlin Bosc Carrasco Casty Elima Fakir Fellous Grésèque Griffi Moly Mounis Murphy Pelo Planas Raguin Rinaldi Sadaoui Taylor Wilson Wynne Coach: Monie

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Wigan Warriors
Wigan Warriors
coaches

Jim Sullivan (1932–1952; 1961) Maurice Hughes (1952–1953) Ted Ward (1953–1956) Joe Egan (1956–1961) John "Johnny" Lawrenson (1961) Griff Jenkins (1961–1963) Eric Ashton (1963–1973) Graham Starkey (1973–1974) Edward "Ted" Toohey (1974–1975) Joe Coan (1975–1976) Vince Karalius (1976–1979) Kel Coslett (1979–1980) George Fairbairn (1980–1981) Maurice Bamford (1981–1982) Alex Murphy (1982–1984) Colin Clarke/Alan McInnes (1984–1986) Graham Lowe
Graham Lowe
(1986–1989) John Monie (1989–1993; 1997–1999) John Dorahy (1993–1994) Graeme West (1994–1997) Eric Hughes (1997) Andy Goodway (1999) Frank Endacott (1999–2001) Stuart Raper (2001–2003) Mike Gregory (2003–2004) Denis Betts (2004–2005) Ian Millward
Ian Millward
(2005–2006) Brian Noble (2006–2009) Michael Maguire (2009–2011) Shaun Wane
Shaun Wane
(2012–)

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London
London
Broncos

Established 1980 in London, England

The Club

History Records Honours International representative players Players Coaches

Home grounds

Craven Cottage Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Chiswick Polytechnic Sports Ground Barnet Copthall The Valley Griffin Park The Stoop The Hive Trailfinders Sports Ground

Hall of Fame

Reg Bowden Peter Gill Tony Gourley Mark Johnson Hussein M'Barki Martin Offiah Rob Purdham Tony Rea Steele Retchless Scott Roskell

League

Championship

Honours

1982-83 Rugby Football League Championship Second Division Champions Super League II runners-up 1999 Challenge Cup runners-up

Seasons

1980/81 1981/82 1982/83 1983/84 1984/85 1985/86 1986/87 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/96 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Coaches

Reg Bowden Ross Strudwick Tony Currie (1996–1998) Dan Stains (1999) Tony Rea
Tony Rea
/ Les Kiss (1999) John Monie (2000) Tony Rea
Tony Rea
(2000–2006) Brian McDermott (2006-2010) Rob Powell
Rob Powell
(2011-2012) Tony Rea
Tony Rea
(2012-2014) Joey Grima (2014-2015) Andrew Henderson (2015-2017) Danny Ward
Danny Ward
(2018-)

Captains

Mark McLinden
Mark McLinden
(2005) Rob Purdham
Rob Purdham
(2006–2011) Craig Gower
Craig Gower
(2012-2013) Tony Clubb
Tony Clubb
(2013) Antonio Kaufusi
Antonio Kaufusi
(2013) Matt Cook (2014) Richard Mathers
Richard Mathers
(2015) Nick Slyney
Nick Slyney
(2015) Wes Naiqama
Wes Naiqama
(2016) Daniel Harrison (2017) Jay Pitts
Jay Pitts
(2018-)

Culture

Super League
Super League
Founding Member

Affiliation

Rugby Football League
Rugby Football League
(1980)

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Inaugural Auckland Warriors
Auckland Warriors
side

v Brisbane Broncos, Mount Smart Stadium, 10 March, 1995

1. Phil Blake 2. Sean Hoppe 3. Dean Bell
Dean Bell
(c) 4. Manoa Thompson 5. Whetu Taewa 6. Gene Ngamu 7. Greg Alexander

8. Gavin Hill 9. Duane Mann 10. Hitro Okesene 11. Stephen Kearney 12. Tony Tatupu 13. Tony Tuimavave

14. Se'e Solomona 15. Tea Ropati 16. Jason Mackie 17. Martin Moana

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