From MWSE - 15/01/15
Cheyse Blair has set his sights on becoming Manly’s top try-scorer in season 2015.
The towering outside back is eyeing a spot in the side’s season opener against Parramatta on March 6 as he looks to cement his place on Manly's fringes.
Blair arrived at Manly at the end of 2013 in an attempt to resurrect his NRL career after a rollercoaster two seasons at the Eels.
He made nine appearances in his first season on the Northern Beaches and managed to play finals footy for the first time in his young career.
But having now tasted success with the Sea Eagles, Blair has set himself new objectives for the new season.
“My goal is to start round one. I spoke to Mush (Dave Penna, Sea Eagles assistant coach) and he’s got a few goals there for me, so hopefully I can kick them off starting round one,” Blair said.
“Just starting round one obviously and also be up there in the top try scorers by round 10.”
“I knew that when I was coming here last year that I had to fight for a spot. Personally, I think I did well with that and got my start.
"I ended up playing finals for my first ever time in the NRL. It was an unbelievable experience and hopefully I get to start there this year."
With preparation now in full swing ahead of the Auckland Nines, Blair has put his hand up for the weekend-long tournament, which begins on January 31.
“I’ve heard a few of the boys talk about it, who’s playing who’s not, but personally I don’t know if I am yet,” Blair said.
“It was a good experience last year and I hope I get picked so I can go play again.”