Tim Mannah may have had a short stint in the Canterbury Cup NSW in 2019 but it was one that was a fitting reflection of his incredible career as he hung up the boots at season's end.
The Parramatta Eels custodian was at his barnstorming best in his 14 appearances for the Wentworthville Magpies, inspiring them to the Grand Final from eighth place on the competition ladder.
Although their efforts were to no avail with a heart-breaking 19-15 defeat to the Jets, Mannah finished the campaign with plenty of admirers as he left no stone unturned in every game he played.
He finished the year with four tries, 2273 run-metres, 42 tackle-breaks and 445 tackles, rightfully earning his place in the 2019 Team of the Year alongside two of his team-mates and coach Rip Taylor.
He produced a stunning individual performance in the Grand Final, recording 203m and 41 tackles in his first ever game of Rugby League.
While it was a rather bittersweet end for the veteran forward, Mannah can reflect proudly on a career that boasts 233 first-grade games for the Eels, five appearances for Lebanon and four for the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues.