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Sea Eagles finally catch the one that got away

Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Oct 10, 2014.

By Jethro on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  1. Jethro

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

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    A promising youngster who the Sea Eagles wanted to sign as a 16-year-old will finally join the club five years later.

    Versatile back Brayden Wiliame, who can play centre, wing and fullback, is one of the club's new young recruits for next season after an eventful journey that has taken him to Melbourne, Parramatta and Newcastle.

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Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Oct 10, 2014.

    1. Jethro

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

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      A‚ÄČpromising youngster who the Sea Eagles wanted to sign as a 16-year-old will finally join the club five years later.

      Versatile back Brayden Wiliame, who can play centre, wing and fullback, is one of the club's new young recruits for next season after an eventful journey that has taken him to Melbourne, Parramatta and Newcastle.

      And his manager Gavin Orr believes the Manly environment can bring out the best in him.

      "He is very athletic and reminds me a bit of Willie Tonga when he was at his best," Orr said.

      The Sea Eagles have a reputation for turning players who have struggled to make their mark at other clubs into first graders.

      "Brayden was actually offered a contract at Manly when he was 16," Orr said.

      "At the time he was playing for the Central Coast Storm, who were a feeder team for the Melbourne Storm."

      After playing in the Harold Matthews side the Storm saw his potential and beat the Sea Eagles to Wiliame's signature.
      [​IMG]The following season he was in the Storm SG Ball side and from there he made the NSW Under-20s.

      After missing almost a whole season with a knee injury he joined Parramatta in 2013 where he made his NRL debut under then-coach Ricky Stuart.

      However, at the end of that season Wiliame was one of the players who was shown the door as the Eels underwent a widely publicised clean-out.

      He headed up to Newcastle where he spent the past season.

      "He actually played some very good football up there," Orr said.

      "Now he has gone to Manly, where he probably should have started in the first place.

      "And he followed Manly as a kid."
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      Manly Daily

      http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...ne-that-got-away/story-fngr8iii-1227086688438
       
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    2. manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Willo is going to have his work cut for him turning all these players into also-rans in 2015. I'm not sure if he has the ability to ruin this much talent. :)
       
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    3. tookey

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      I hope he isn't expecting Willo to get the best out of him
       
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    4. double hoops

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      Willow could even stuff up the lords prayer he goes that good as a coach.

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    5. Masked Eagle

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      None of our players ever step up when they get a shot in first grade, surely we must be doing something wrong?
       
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    6. Vyssini

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      "Followed Manly as a boy"- I like him already.
       
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      It says he made his NRL debut under Sticky, surely the only way is up.
       

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