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News: Orford wants more from Watmough

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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    LEEDS, England: Second-rower Anthony Watmough blitzed Leeds to make Manly the first Australian winners of the World Club Challenge in six years - only to be told by his captain he was now expected to repeat the performance every week.<p>Watmough scored two tries, smashed Rhinos playmaker Rob Burrow out of the Elland Road clash and won man-of-the-match honours as the NRL premiers ran out 28-20 winners in front of 32,669 fans on Sunday after leading a sometimes-violent clash 26-4 with 16 minutes left. But if the 25-year-old Australian international was expecting a round of applause from skipper Matt Orford, he was in for a surprise.</p><p>"That's the standard 'Choc' has now set and he needs to fulfil that week in, week out," Orford said. "He can't just be inconsistent. He's a senior player now. He's played for Australia. I expect that from him … and I'm going to be telling him that, too."</p><p>Although Manly were in control for large stretches of the brawl-smattered game, there was no shortage of controversy - starting with Watmough's thunderous hit on 164cm halfback Burrow in the 16th minute which attracted a penalty. Burrow did not return.</p>

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