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THEY were so good they ''owned the comp''

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

    +2,097 / 13
    Choc full of praise: Watmough says dynamic halves duo will get better

    Glenn Jackson February 27, 2012

    The two of us … Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans. Photo: Janie Barrett

    THEY were so good they ''owned the comp'' last season, but Manly's young halves will get even better this year, according to back-rower Anthony Watmough.

    Watmough said he had noticed significant improvements in the training paddock form of halfback Daly Cherry-Evans and five-eighth Kieran Foran.

    ''Since I've been back, I've noticed the difference in them ten-fold,'' Watmough said. ''The way they are moving us around the training paddock, moving us here, moving us there. As soon as they get a bit of match fitness, it'll be pretty special.''

    The form of Cherry-Evans and Foran was one of the catalysts for Manly's premiership success last year. Both players were subsequently rewarded with selection on the Four Nations tour, and in Cherry-Evans's case, a first Test cap.

    Watmough, who could view from close range how his fellow Kangaroo was improving as a result of his representative selection, was in no doubt that the halfback would not be suffering any second-year syndrome, the much-debated curse of a rookie.

    ''He'll definitely improve,'' Watmough said. ''He's definitely more dominant. He gets the ball even when he doesn't really want the ball, because he's just boisterous. That's what you want. You want someone to take charge. It's going to be good seeing them taking charge of their sides of the field, telling us guys in the middle where they want us.''
  2. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

    +201 / 1
    Hard to imagine DCE telling the backs (and forwards) where to go!
    He's such a quiet well-mannered kid.

    But good on him and hope he continues to improve.
  3. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Hervey Bay
    +3,396 / 32
    "Since I've been back, I've noticed the difference in them ten-fold, Watmough said"..... If they're ten times better than they were before I guess the rest of the team is superfluous.

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