[Resurrected] Ben Trbojevic hoping to follow in footsteps of big brothers at Manly Sea Eagles

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Based on….four appearances off the bench in 1st grade? Wow.

And didn't Klemmer or Mcguire (some nuffy) nail Burbo in the head on his first carry in his first game??

I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do (and if he wants to shove jake into a pond while playing golf again - well, good for the laughs!)
 
Ok left field silly season suggestion. Could Burbo develop into a back up fullback for his brother? Ben is 193 cm tall, 105 kg Tom is 194 cm tall and 102 kg so body wise no great difference. Not sure about speed wise and at this stage from what we have seen Tom has it well and truly over him with footy IQ.

Do the genes run in the family ???? We know he can run into a hole from his juniors footy running off the Schu and we have seen that he can actually make a tackle.

Could be worth an experiment with Blacktown to see how it goes.
 
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Ok left field silly season suggestion. Could Burbo develop into a back up fullback for his brother? Ben is 193 cm tall, 105 kg Tom is 194 cm tall and 102 kg so body wise no great difference. Not sure about speed wise and at this stage from what we have seen Tom has it well and truly over him with footy IQ.

Do the genes run in the family ???? We know he can run into a hole from his juniors footy running off the Schu and we have seen that he can actually make a tackle.

Could be worth an experiment with Blacktown to see how it goes.
I've seen him excel as a centre and edge forward. So I think that is his niche. Jake is a middle, Tom is a back, Ben is an edge player.
 
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Ok left field silly season suggestion. Could Burbo develop into a back up fullback for his brother? Ben is 193 cm tall, 105 kg Tom is 194 cm tall and 102 kg so body wise no great difference. Not sure about speed wise and at this stage from what we have seen Tom has it well and truly over him with footy IQ.

Do the genes run in the family ???? We know he can run into a hole from his juniors footy running off the Schu and we have seen that he can actually make a tackle.

Could be worth an experiment with Blacktown to see how it goes.

What does this suggestion actually mean?

Ben T becomes a full-back to play for Blacktown just to be a backup to Tommy when he plays origin or is injured.
No offence, an absolutely stupid idea for Ben T and his progression as a first grader.

Ben T needs to either be a centre to play first grade for Manly and potentially backup to Tommy, or live life as an edge forward to play first grade.
 
The intent was to play him there for a few games at Blacktown, see how he goes then get him back in the rotation, then during origin or rest periods switch him there if it did work out.

The other alternative should he be in the rotation from the start of the season is move him there during blow out games when we take Tommy off to protect him from injury.
 
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The intent was to play him there for a few games at Blacktown, see how he goes then get him back in the rotation, then during origin or rest periods switch him there if it did work out.

The other alternative should he be in the rotation from the start of the season is move him there during blow out games when we take Tommy off to protect him from injury.
Really haven't seen a lot of Ben this year for obvious reasons to make up my mind on him and what position would best suit him. Hopefully things will get back to normal in 22 and all of our squad players get some decent game time again.
 

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