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Manly feeling awesome: Trbojevic

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Sat 08 Aug, 2015, 7:30am
    By Joe Riordan, NRL.com


    Manly's unlikely two-try hero Jake Trbojevic has described the "awesome" feeling in the Sea Eagles team as they make a shock charge at the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership finals.

    Widely written-off mid-year, the Sea Eagles have stunned everyone to win six out of their last eight games and this weekend sit outside the top eight only on points differential after a 28-8 win over South Sydney.

    "It's awesome at the moment," Trbojevic told NRL.com about the feeling around the club.

    "Everyone's really upbeat, we're playing really good footy.

    "Hopefully we can keep it going in the back end of the year and hopefully we sneak into the finals and see what we can do from there."

    For the second straight week, the hard-hitting 21-year-old was the first try-scorer in a match, his two tries against the Rabbitohs doubling his career tally following his first NRL four-pointer against the Broncos last week.

    Asked what effect scoring an early try has on his confidence, Trbojevic was quick to put his team first.

    "It's just good for the team to get an early try and then hopefully build on it in a big performance," Trbojevic said.

    The Mona Vale Raiders junior was also keen to laud the performances of others in the team, refusing to comment on his own good form that has seen him nail down a starting maroon and white front-rower's jersey.

    "I'm playing with some good players which always helps," he said.

    "I've got some very experienced players around me who continually talk to me and it's been a good learning curve this season, I've really enjoyed it."

    Manly's backline in particular has been firing on all cylinders, so much so that Jake's brilliant brother Tom fails to get a start, despite his unbelievable form in recent weeks.

    "Our backline is pretty exceptional, it's pretty surreal playing alongside a few of those great players there," Trbojevic said.

    He also praised the effect the parochial Brookvale Oval crowd had on his side's performance on Friday night.

    "It was good to get a good win at Brookie in front a great crowd," he said.

    "We had 15,000 or so which really helps us. You really do hear them out there and it's awesome."

    Manly coach Geoff Toovey made special mention of Trbojevic after the match, saying "he's only getting better and better each week."

    "There's not too many times you see a front rower get a first and last try - I think he's pretty happy with himself," Toovey said.

    "He's a great player he's shown that. We've nurtured him along too.

    "We had some big wraps on him at junior level but it took him a couple of years to adjust to playing at the top level. This is his first full fist of first grade from start to finish."

    Manly now look to next week where, as usual, they face a must-win clash down in Canberra against foe that are also battling it out for a top eight finish.

    "It's going to be a tough one, they're playing some good footy," Trbojevic said.

    "Hopefully we can just build on what we've done in the last few weeks and just see what we can do."

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    • torana355

      torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      The Turbo Bros are so bloody exciting its insane. How blessed our club is to have had the Stewart bros and now the Turbos.
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      • Daddycool08

        Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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        Great article by Joe Riordan, about a very humble and good young man and a team on the rise in a race to the finals.

        Other journos take note of how to write well and not dwell on the negative. Muck raking might sell papers but you may also lose your souls.

        Having said that Rebecca Wilson must have learned her lesson as she hasn't uttered a peep about what's his name from Easts bashing his spouse. So maybe she's learned a valuable lesson too in not to jump to ridiculous conclusions.
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        • The Who

          The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          His tackling is awesome; a throwback to the days when solid low tackles stopped ball carriers in their tracks, not this grabbing hold-up style tackles of the past decade.
          Scoring three tries in the past three matches is not bad, either!
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          • Clint

            Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Love everything about Jake. Very promising career ahead.
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            • bones

              bones Bones Knows

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              Sucks that we will be missing him for three games around origin time next year.
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              • qldeagle

                qldeagle Well-Known Member

                +1,230 /51
                Jake is so much like Igor it's uncanny.
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                • castle eagle

                  castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  not true, it's just that he doesn't play for manly
                • sheridanstand78

                  sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                  In the darkness that resided over our club earlier this year, I could see that the Turbo brothers were the future of our club and when all the selfishness that was going on with player egos out of control, these boys were going to spearhead a revival. What has surprised me is that this has happened this season. The momentum and belief the team has right now is hugely a result of the performances of Jake and Tom, these boys will be Australian players I predict and be a massive influence of what our club does on the field in the next decade. What is so nice to know that they have 2 younger brothers who could potentially make the grade as players too. Sit back and enjoy the ride fans, we are so blessed to have them at our club!
                • Budgewoi Eagle

                  Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  He's so old school in so many ways. Love him to bits.
                • Killer03

                  Killer03 Well-Known Member

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                  Just the joy you can see in his eyes this year is awesome to see. It's been a terrible first half of the season but you can see how much it means to Jake to be playing. And the look on his face when he scores... Brilliant.

                  And when others score he just goes off, he gets so excited!
                • Eagles2nv

                  Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  The way he chopped down players all night really shows how crucial he will be in the future. At 21 he tackles like a seasoned professsional.
                • My Way

                  My Way New Member

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                  Another Brother era at Manly. Jake is first class and despite getting a big wrap for his excellent D is also good on offence, plus he's an 80 min player. Long future at Manly leading the forwards.
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                  • Ryan

                    Ryan Well-Known Member

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                    Welcome aboard mate. Great post. Jake is amazing both on and off the field. Besides Tom and Jake, there are more brothers coming through - all very talented.

                    Myles / Lussick / Trbojevic / Lawrence / Starling (and maybe Tapau) can be written off all everyone wants. I think they will blow everyone away with their aggression, skill, size and ability. I love it when people don't rate us.
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                    • Mark from Brisbane

                      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                      Just one more signing @Ryan and I'll agree with you, the player type we are missing, looks like will be here in 2017 but only a maybe in 2016.

                      Until then I think we will do way better than this year but perhaps not yet a premiership force.
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                      • Brookvale2015

                        Brookvale2015 Active Member

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                        welcome aboard good to u aren't a negative bloke, we are being underestimated massively! Nice fish u got there also
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                        • Bearfax

                          Bearfax Well-Known Member

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                          If Knight and Demetriou develop as they seem to be, Manly's forward stocks look pretty strong in a year or so.
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