24. Steve Matai 2005 to current (133 games). Center. Steve is a New Zealand international of Samoan Heritage. Matai joined the Manly Sea Eagles in 2005 after impressing during a strong pre season of training and trials at the Brookvale Oval. Steve is a big game intimidating player for opposition teams. He is known for his brutal 'up and in' one on one defense. He is a sharp dummy half runner who makes plenty of meters every game. He has played in three Grand Finals 2007, 2008 and 2011.