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New recruits

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

    +2,097 / 13
    from facebook,
    must be an interview coming

    Here are new recruits Daniel Harrison and Tim Robinson at Sea Eagles HQ telling us they feel like the new kids at school on their first day at Manly. Welcome to the club boys!
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    Sea Eagles' rookies fill big shoes

    MEET Manly’s off-season recruits, Tim Robinson and Daniel Harrison - two rookies yet to play in the NRL and replacing 310 games of experience.

    The Sea Eagles kicked off their 2011 NRL campaign yesterday morning with no fuss.

    Following the off-season departures of Josh Perry (St Helens), Chris Bailey (London) and Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs), the club has not added any players of NRL experience to their top squad.

    Collectively, those departed Sea Eagles played more than 300 NRL games.

    How will Manly go in the NRL next year without any experienced new players? Have your say below.

    Robinson comes to Manly after failing to break into Parramatta’s top 17 over the past two seasons, while Harrison is aiming to also crack into NRL football after his time at the Bulldogs.

    Both young utility forwards will give the Sea Eagles some needed depth.

    Another rookie, Daly Cherry-Evans, is also set to start the 2011 season in first grade after Hodkinson’s exit.

    Robinson, who played with the Australian Schoolboys’ squad alongside Mitchell Pearce and Chris Lawrence in 2006, said he is excited about his new digs at Narrabeen.

    “When I got a call from (recruitment officer) Noel Cleal it was an easy decision,” the 22-year-old said at the Sea Eagles’ first official pre-season training hit-out on Monday at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen.

    “I needed a fresh start, I had been in the Eels’ top 25 for two years and didn’t get many opportunities.

    “Before I met all the (Manly) boys I was a little nervous, it was like being at school again.”

    Harrison’s signature sees the back-rower come full circle.

    The Central Coast junior represented the Sea Eagles in the junior grades, before jumping ship to Canterbury.

    “I just wanted an opportunity and Manly were good enough to throw one my way,” Harrison, a member of the Bulldogs’ winning NSW Cup squad this year, said.

    I enjoyed my time here when I was younger, so I am excited to be in a position where I can play consistent NRL,’’ Harrison said.

    ‘‘Now I have to work hard at training so I can put my hand up to be picked.’’

    Manly coach Des Hasler said financial constraints meant the Sea Eagles could not splurge on the player market this time.

    ‘‘The salary cap,’’ he said when asked why the club has limited new faces.

    ‘‘We chose to keep the guys who have been proven performers for us the past few years.

    ‘‘Five years ago we blooded youth . . . now some of those blokes are our representative players.’’
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,619 / 118
    Time to step up boys. Perry gone, Bailey gone, there are two regular forward spots up for grabs. The competition will be quite intense among the 'second tier' looking to cement an NRL spot, and it will be very interesting to watch it unfold.

    By the way does anyone think we can win the comp next year?
  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 / 0
    Last year we did well without a halfback,it will be a walkover with 2 internationals back and a proper halfback,im confident
  4. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Hervey Bay
    +3,396 / 32
    Last year we did well without a halfback,it will be a walkover with 2 internationals back and a proper halfback,im confident
    [/quote]Only if they can fill the big shoes :D

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