Bulldogs coach Des Hasler buys on Collaroy Beach

Bulldogs coach Des Hasler buys on Collaroy Beach
Bulldogs coach Des Hasler buys on Collaroy Beach

Des Hasler, head coach of the NRL Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, has spent $2.82 million to buy right on Collaroy Beach.

It is the circa 1905 cottage, Moana which sits on 967 square metres. 

The classic Australian beach cottage was last sold at $2.55 million when offloaded by the Minnett family in 2010.

During the Minnett era, Moana was often the venue for beach side cricket for the Australian cricket team and visiting English cricket team.

The land was purchased in the 1890s by the Minnett family, of stockbroking fame, and the home was built around 1905 then later extended.

Three of the Minnett men were top cricketers, with Roy playing for Australia just after Federation and Les and Rupert representing New South Wales.

Hasler played in 309 matches in a first-grade career spanning 16 seasons, mostly spent with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles with whom he won two premierships, 1987 and 1996 before finishing his playing career with the Western Suburbs Magpies.

Hasler, who coached Manly from 2004 to 2011 winning premierships in 2008 and 2011, retains a hillside Collaroy house that cost $2.5 million in 2011 having sold elsewhere in the northern beaches suburb at $3.5 million.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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