Five weeks without a win was damaging to the Sea Eagles’ confidence.
But when two of our players returned from injury to battle the Storm, it gave a hint as to what the Sea Eagles can do at full capacity.
Manly are hoping to lift in coming weeks with two home games at “Fortress Brookvale” on a new, not-so-sandy surface, and then a bye the week after.
THE future is looking a little brighter for Sea Eagles fans after the club secured the services of a talented trio of local juniors.
Clinton Gutherson, Jake Trbojevic and Tom Trbojevic have re-signed until the end of 2017. All three represented their state and came up through the ranks of the Manly Warringah Junior Rugby League.
They are looking to continue the dynasty left by the senior group of players who led Manly to their most recent premierships.
THE hunt for a halves pairing for the Sea Eagles for 2016 and beyond is starting to get desperate.
Young guns Zach Dockar-Clay (Parramatta Eels) and Jackson Hastings (Sydney Roosters) — who both starred in the junior national representative game at the weekend — could be on the Sea Eagles’ radar as both are off-contract at the end of this season.
But, if Manly’s outgoing half-back Daly Cherry-Evans backflips on his Titans contract before the round 13 deadline, he could possibly become a mentor to Sea Eagles’ Holden Cup halves Will Pearsall and Riley Travers.
Ella Kasmar is the Manly Daily’s teenage Sea Eagles columnist. Follow her blog at nineteenforty-seven.blogspot.com.au