Weight is right for Cuthbo sportRugby League25 Feb 09 @ 08:05am by JASON AVEDISSIAN http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/weight-is-right-for-cuthbo/ FOOTAGE of ManlyÃ¢Â€Â™s amazing premiership win in 2008 is serving as Ã¢Â€ÂœammunitionÃ¢Â€Â for slimlined Sea Eagles forward Adam Cuthbertson. The 24-year-old has revealed he has shed up to 8kg in his bid to re-establish himself in ManlyÃ¢Â€Â™s premiership-winning pack. The Avalon junior was a passenger as the Sea Eagles swept all before them to claim last yearÃ¢Â€Â™s NRL title. But now Cuthbertson is ready to reclaim his spot in Des HaslerÃ¢Â€Â™s 17 in ManlyÃ¢Â€Â™s quest for back-to-back crowns this year. Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™ve got every confidence IÃ¢Â€Â™ll be playing first grade, if anything, IÃ¢Â€Â™m hungry to fight for a rep position,Ã¢Â€Â he told The Manly Daily ahead of Monday morningÃ¢Â€Â™s World Club Challenge clash against Leeds. Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™ve got no doubt IÃ¢Â€Â™ll be part of the 17. Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™ve lost about seven or eight kilos, so I feel fit. Ã¢Â€ÂœI have been enjoying my training more than I ever had and I feel alive again.Ã¢Â€Â But still not game enough to tune in to ManlyÃ¢Â€Â™s record-breaking grand final win last year. A fundraising night for Noel ClealÃ¢Â€Â™s wife Shelley - who is suffering from breast cancer - at Warringah Mall last month is the only time Cuthbertson has dared to watch the 40-0 drubbing over Melbourne. Since then, heÃ¢Â€Â™s all about creating his own highlights reel. Ã¢Â€ÂœThey had the night at the cinemas for CrusherÃ¢Â€Â™s wife, I watched the grand final that night, besides then, no I havenÃ¢Â€Â™t watched it,Ã¢Â€Â Cuthbertson admitted. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s definitely hard, it gives me ammunition to remind myself as to what I missed out on. It makes me hungrier to get there again. Ã¢Â€ÂœIt was a bit tough at the end of last year, not playing in the finals and grand final, but I wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t fighting fit at the end of the year. Ã¢Â€ÂœI was carrying a bit of weight. Ã¢Â€ÂœBut IÃ¢Â€Â™ve turned it around with a hard off-season and itÃ¢Â€Â™s looking like a big year for me.Ã¢Â€Â A year to prove he belongs in top company. The Sea Eagles are set to announce International Sports Clothing as a new sponsor worth $1.6million over the next four years on Wednesday.