It is our pleasure to announce that Chris Munns will Captain Easts for 2020!
Munnsy started playing at school around the age of 10 but never got into it properly until he was about about 13 as he was busy playing football and that was real football (his words⚽️), not AFL. He was playing football for his school and got sent off for knocking someone out and his teacher said he would never play football for the school again and he should try rugby, so he did and never looked back.
He has since played every position on the field but from about 16 years old onwards he was fullback week in week out. He played his first senior game for Harlow rugby club in Essex, England at 16. Some weekends he would play colts and then a full game for his 2nd team then sit on the bench for his 1st team. Munnsy played all around the UK. He played with the same club on tours to Europe and Canada. He left the club and the UK at 23 and moved to the Gold Coast where he had a bit of a break from rugby due to work and a young family. He then started getting back into it playing with the Coomera crushers on the Gold Coast.
He moved down to Tasmania in 2010 for work and tried his hand at rugby league for a few years and then started playing for Easts in 2013 after meeting a few of the boys on a recruitment drive at the waratahs vs rebels game at North Hobart. He played 1 season with Hobart lions when Easts had no team in 2018 but wrecked his knee after the first game and missed the rest of the season and then came back to Easts and won the div 2 premiership, he is now trying to help the club rebuild. We are sure with his fine example and leadership he will succeed!
Congrats Munnsy!! 🐓