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Beaver sees Sea Eagles flying high

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by BOZO, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Club legend Steve Menzies predicts Manly will return as an NRL premiership force next year following their aggressive recruitment drive.

    Menzies admits to looking at the world through maroon and white-coloured glasses but he can't help but be optimistic as new coach Trent Barrett continues to remould the club.

    Having already added Martin Taupau, Nate Myles, Darcy Lussick, Lewis Brown and Apisai Koroisau, the Sea Eagles are expected to add star centre Dylan Walker in the coming days.

    After missing the finals for the first time in 10 years in 2015, Manly fans accustomed to success will be setting the bar high for Barrett's new-look team.

    Menzies, who made 349 appearances for Manly and the Northern Eagles during a glittering 16-year career, expects an early learning curve with a new coach and reshuffled line up but sees them shaping as a title threat.

    When asked if they should be considered premiership contenders, Menzies said: "I'm a bit biased but they should be there or there abouts.

    "They've got some good young kids and seniors players from that group that came through when I was there.

    "A lot depends on how you play and handle pressure situations but they're in pretty good stead."

    Menzies said Taupau, controversially let go by Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor because he had signed with Manly for 2017, shaped as the side's x-factor.

    He said there weren't many players blessed with the explosive power of the Kiwi front rower and capable of making something out of nothing.

    "He's just a talent and he's shown that the last couple of seasons. He's just one of those guys who are explosive and can just make things happen," Menzies said.
     
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    • The Wheel

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      Can't believe Beaver has become a turn coat and appreciates Baz and The current managements effort in turning around a sinking ship
       
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      • BOZO

        BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I don't think that Beaver has become a turn coat for anyone . I think he is like the rest of us on here as we support our team no matter what feathered friend
         
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        • bones

          bones Bones Knows

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          Maybe he wants a Penn Sports life membership to go with his MWRLFC one.
           
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          • Ripper

            Ripper Active Member

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            I get the residual anger from the year, but who else has done it?
             
          • Frogz

            Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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            Its a new sort after award that only 4 before him have and thats in 70 years of "history"
             
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            • bones

              bones Bones Knows

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              It's very prestigious.
               
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              • robbiea

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                Sarcasm detectors non existent here sometimes.
                 
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                • Terry Zarsoff

                  Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                  Or he we wants to replace Fiona as the host on the next series of TBL Families.
                   
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