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DUFFMAN

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Not Sea Eagles related but another Turbo set about to be released.

Jake and Tom Trbojevic’s teenage cousin on cusp of contract with NSW Waratahs women’s team
Jamie Pandaram, The Daily Telegraph
November 29, 2019 3:51pm

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But wait. There’s more.
Yet another member of the Trbojevic family is set for the footy limelight.
This time it’s 18-year-old Mikaela Trbojevich, a first cousin of NRL stars Jake and Tom Trbojevic and daughter of “the original Turbo”.
Teenage tyro Mikaela is aiming to make the final cut for the NSW Waratahs Super W women’s squad for the 2020 season, to be announced in mid-December.
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Manly Sea Eagles player Jake Trbojevic and his 19-year-old cousin Mikaela Trbojevich. Picture: Richard Dobson
Manly Sea Eagles player Jake Trbojevic and his 19-year-old cousin Mikaela Trbojevich. Picture: Richard Dobson
With Jake and Tom recently re-signing with the Manly Sea Eagles on mammoth six-year deals, and their youngest brother Ben also signing a two-year contract with the club, Mikaela could be the fourth family member playing professionally next year.
“We just work,” Mikaela said.
“When we have a goal we want to hit it, our family – especially our parents – really want us to succeed and they’ll do everything in their power to help us succeed.”
Tom Trbojevic (L) and brother Jake recently re-signed on long-term deals at Manly. Picture; Getty
Tom Trbojevic (L) and brother Jake recently re-signed on long-term deals at Manly. Picture; Getty
Mikaela is the daughter of Warringah legend Ryan Trbojevich (their side of the family put an ‘h’ at the end of their name during enlistment for the war for correct pronunciation). Ryan is the uncle of Jake, Tom and Ben.

“He was a bit of a club legend, his nickname was Turbo, Tom’s now stolen it off him,” Jake said.
“Ryan’s the real Turbo. He’s coached Miki, he’s coached at the Rats, he does a lot for the game and was a great player for a long time so it’s great to see Miki follow in his footsteps.
“I’m very happy and proud, she’s worked extremely hard, that’s the way she plays her footy.
“It’s great to see her doing so well at a young age.”
The Real Turbo, Ryan Trbojevic, is immensely proud of daughter Miki (second from right), who he coached at Warringah Ratettes. Picture: Adam Yip
The Real Turbo, Ryan Trbojevic, is immensely proud of daughter Miki (second from right), who he coached at Warringah Ratettes. Picture: Adam Yip
Mikaela missed out on backyard footy games against her cousins, spending much of her childhood in England with her mother, before returning to Australia in 2016 to pursue her rugby dream.
“I’m going to work and work to make that 30 and make my family proud,” she said.
“I always wanted to play rugby but I didn’t know I wanted to do it professionally – I didn’t know women could do it professionally at a young age.
“When I moved to England and started, I saw how Australian women’s rugby was growing and it really made me want to come back.
“I saw the Aussie Sevens growing and I wanted to be a part of that, then I realised I was too short and slow for that, so I thought maybe XVs would be a good crack at that.
“My dad is a really good role model to look up to as a footy player.”
Mikaela Trbojevich (R) even did tackling drills with older cousin Jake. Picture: Richard Dobson
Mikaela Trbojevich (R) even did tackling drills with older cousin Jake. Picture: Richard Dobson
A former flanker turned hooker, Mikaela even did tackling drills against 107kg Jake last year to improve her game, and after a strong season earned a place in the extended Waratahs squad that will be trimmed to the final 2020 squad in a fortnight.
“[Jake does] the hard yards (on the field) and I want to be like that, I want to be a player everyone relies on rather than being a finisher,” Mikaela said.
 

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Sign her up as well...
 

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The fourth son (2nd oldest) is also a very talented sportsman but for whatever reason chose cricket first and now (maybe still) boxing.

I notice he had a run with Newport Rugby last year in 3rd grade with his mates and impressed.

Maybe, if he has some talent, he’ll sit back, see his brothers all on big money and think to himself “maybe I should have a crack”. Now that would be a real first for any club.
 

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She goes/just finished at my school. I never thought they were related cause that 'h' thing at the end of the name. So weird
 

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