To start the year many as always, many were calling the side too old & lacked this or that. The recruitment has proved top shelf with the best bargain buys you would ever find in Horo , Lawrence & Fa'aso who have raised the tempo in the Seaeagles to another level. Imo the best outside backs in the game. The 2 young halves are that superior to the rest its incomparable. Theres a few foward packs on paper who look stronger but the Seaeagles attitude in 2013 shows that often counts for nothing. Have seen plenty of quality Manly teams over the past 20 years who have had favourites tags but imo, this team would test any of them. Until the weekend most of the experts were still only talking about 3 teams & it takes dominating the Storm without 2 strike players to get any accolades.