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Gutherson and Trbojevic are part of Toovey's long term plan

Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Feb 8, 2014.

By Jethro on Feb 8, 2014 at 11:26 PM
  1. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    IN the final round of last season's premiership, Manly coach Geoff Toovey quietly lit the fire in the belly of two local juniors with enormous futures.


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Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Feb 8, 2014.

    1. Jethro

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      IN the final round of last season's premiership, Manly coach Geoff Toovey quietly lit the fire in the belly of two local juniors with enormous futures.

      An hour before kick-off, speedster[​IMG] Clint Gutherson and front row giant Jake Trbojevic were ushered into the top side for their NRL debuts against Penrith. Manly might have lost the match, but Toovey's move to blood the duo is likely to return long-time dividends.

      The Australian Schoolboys have spent the summer training with the scent of the big time in their nostrils.

      Although both are still eligible for NYC, Toovey intends to test them against older bodies in the NSW Cup to better brace them for a second taste of first grade at some stage in 2014.

      Gutherson will be head of the queue to deputise should one of Manly's backs succumb to injury, given he's starred at fullback, wing and centre at junior level. As a prop, 19-year-old Trbojevic needs to be developed more carefully but is likely to get a chance with Manly's front row stocks diminished after the loss of five experienced bookends from last year.

      JOSH MASSOUD
      The Sunday Telegraph

      http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/clint-gutherson-and-jake-trbojevic-are-part-of-geoff-tooveys-long-term-plan/story-fni3gnk1-1226821374031
       
    2. HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      That haircut :s Wolfie must be envious :)

      Both boys seem happy and are progressing well.
      Clint will fill out and Jake will earn his prop spot in due time.

      I just hope that the NYC have a steady, winning season, as last year's 50+ losses were painfull to witness :(
       
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    3. Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      HikuCHU surely must be the first one considered
       
    4. Eagle Rock

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      I am a fan of Jakes and I would have him on the bench for 1sts, but not so much for Gutherson. I have watch these boys play since they were young and both off contract at the end of this season. The problems with the 20s they are using the same format in game plan as 1sts, which is fantastic if you have good halves in Evans and Foran, the 20s don't, their halves are very average, so that doesn't help. They also keep the ball in the forwards most of the time and very rarely was it getting out wide quickly last season, the wingers had the ball passed to them once in the whole 80 min. They have some really good players in that team, but are being wasted as they are not seeing the ball. Manly aren't really interested in winning for the 20s, as they will just bring some of the talented kids through that they want. Just like they did with Foran, Evans, Breuer. But for the boys, I hope they have a great season. NSW Cup should have a good season as they have some good players in that side.
       

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