Interesting article in today's Sun Herald. Manly's strongest is Sione who can benchpress 170 kg in a 1 maximum rep. Still a long way away from our club record of 220 set by Kylie last year. Current best in RL is Rooster's Chris Beattie at 180 kg. The Ox gets a mention for being the strongest, pound for pound, by doing an incredible 160 kg - twice his body weight. Chris Hicks can benchpress 90 kg (his bodyweight) 27 times. He holds the club record for backs benching 110 kg 18 times and also posts a sub 5 second 40 metres. Travis Burns at 80 kgs gets a very honourable mention for pushing out 150 Kgs. Brett Stewart is labelled as the fastest in RL. He does 40 mt in 4.5 secs, matched by some other speedsters such as David Simmons of Sharks, but can also do 6.2 secs over 60 mts along with an approximate 10.6 secs for 100 mts (just .5 of a sec shy of getting to Beijing with the Aussie squad). Take a tip from MB the punter and throw some money on Snake for top try scorer this season. Our fittest is listed as Matt Balin who does 14.4 on the beep test, where a player runs continuously between two 20 mt points. Zorba had a write-up in yesterday's Manly Daily on Glen Stewart saying he was keen to step up and play in BK's position and has worked on bulking up. At the same time George Rose is stripping off some of the pies he likes and fitness levels are increasing every week, looking towards a much bigger slice of game time ( so long as that is the only extra slice he is going for!). No doubt the boys are putting in the work. Bring it on.