This is a little snippet from Josh Massoud's 7th Tackle column. Just another tick in the box for Jake T. Tackle Three – Why Jake is man to lead Manly Attention, Sea Eagles fans. Sit back and enjoy this one. It’s one of our favourite anecdotes of 2016. Way back in Round 11 Manly travelled to Cronullaand, despite losing, the underdogs were far from disgraced. After fulltime opposing young guns Tom Trbojevicand Jack Bird caught up on the field for a chinwag. The pair knew one another from junior representative teams. Their banter was lighthearted – and that didn’t sit well with a certain devastated Sea Eagle; none other than Tom’s brother Jake. The annoyed older sibling marched across, grabbed ‘little’ Tom and dragged him into the losing sheds. Although he’s only 22, Jake Trbojevic is decidedly old school. He loathes the friendly chit chat and high-fiving between rival players, an exchange that’s become almost ritualistic in the modern-day game. Instead, he takes every loss hard and has been spotted in tears more than once after Manly finished on the wrong end of the scoreboard. We thought such a level of personal investment had disappeared beneath an avalanche of selfies and Pokemon addicts. The fact Trbojevic displays it as such a young age makes him a leading contender to assume the captaincy from Jamie Lyon next year.