I couldn't find the thread about Turbo's trip to Bill Knowles for his hammy, so putting it here. It mentions in the Telegraph? today that Des has acquired Andrew Lownes from Manly - he's the Rehab Physio who accompanied Turbo to the States and took notes and learned a whole lot from Knowles. Presumably the trip would've been at Manly's/Sponsor's expense. He also would've supported Turbo through his hammy issues, let alone everything else.
It seems he's now going to take all the acquired knowledge to the Titans...mmm, and where does that leave us. Depending on who replaces him, this could work for or against us and Tom.
We are getting the Rah Rah's health and conditioning staff apparently - so massive step up for us here. I wouldn't worry too much. EDIT: Sorry @ALinda , I should have linked the article for you:
SEA EAGLES DELIVER ANOTHER BLOW TO RUGBY
Manly have struck another blow in the fight against rugby union after strengthening their football department with the addition of one of Eddie Jones’ right-hand men.
The Sea Eagles have signed Wallabies strength and conditioning coach Jon Clarke to join their ranks once the World Cup is over, his recruitment coming on the back of several major player signings.
Clarke is a former rugby league player who spent more than a decade at the top of the game in Super League, including a stint alongside Manly coach Anthony Seibold at the London Broncos.
He also played three Tests for Great Britain before becoming a strength and conditioning coach. He worked alongside Jones at 2019 World Cup before joining him in the Wallabies set-up.
Seibold knew him through their time together with England and snuck under Jones’ guard to recruit Clarke — he will join Manly once his World Cup commitments are over later this year.
“I played with him a few years ago at London, but I also worked with him at English rugby,” Seibold said.
“He is a quality operator. He will be a big addition for us. For the last six years he has been with Eddie.
“When Eddie came across to the Wallabies, he wanted to bring him. So he has come across here. He has always had an ambition to come to the NRL — he used to talk to me about it when we worked together at English rugby.
“We did the deal with him well in advance of Eddie coming to the Wallabies. He will be a real good addition for us and you know what Eddie is like — he doesn’t suffer fools.”
Also, an insight: