Daly Cherry-Evans

Daly is the General President of the Rugby League Players’ Association.

The Manly Sea Eagles skipper was appointed to the position at the 2021 Annual General Meeting, moving into the role following the retirement of Cameron Smith.

Daly was first appointed as a casual vacancy to the RLPA Board of Directors in December 2019 alongside Sia Soliola and Dale Copley, before being formally elected at the 2020 AGM.

Another member of the Player Advisory Group to progress through to the role of RLPA Director, Daly is also the current captain of the Queensland Maroons and first represented Australia in 2011.

The Mackay Brothers junior also won a premiership in his debut NRL season (2011) with Manly Warringah.

Speaking after his appointment as RLPA General President, Daly said: “I’m definitely honoured to appointed General President and to be able to do this job for the playing group,” Cherry Evans said.

“It’s a nice feeling and I’ve been involved with the RLPA for a little bit now, so this is an elevated role that I am taking on.

“I’m looking to help out the team at the RLPA and voice any matters that the players feel they need to get across.

“The RLPA has certainly grown a lot in recent times but I still think the best work is ahead for us.

“As the General President it would be nice to have not just my teammates at Manly, but players at other clubs, able to rely on me to push forward and be that voice.”