Choc full of praise: Watmough says dynamic halves duo will get better Glenn Jackson February 27, 2012 The two of us â€¦ Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans. Photo: Janie Barrett THEY were so good they ''owned the comp'' last season, but Manly's young halves will get even better this year, according to back-rower Anthony Watmough. Watmough said he had noticed significant improvements in the training paddock form of halfback Daly Cherry-Evans and five-eighth Kieran Foran. ''Since I've been back, I've noticed the difference in them ten-fold,'' Watmough said. ''The way they are moving us around the training paddock, moving us here, moving us there. As soon as they get a bit of match fitness, it'll be pretty special.'' Advertisement The form of Cherry-Evans and Foran was one of the catalysts for Manly's premiership success last year. Both players were subsequently rewarded with selection on the Four Nations tour, and in Cherry-Evans's case, a first Test cap. Watmough, who could view from close range how his fellow Kangaroo was improving as a result of his representative selection, was in no doubt that the halfback would not be suffering any second-year syndrome, the much-debated curse of a rookie. ''He'll definitely improve,'' Watmough said. ''He's definitely more dominant. He gets the ball even when he doesn't really want the ball, because he's just boisterous. That's what you want. You want someone to take charge. It's going to be good seeing them taking charge of their sides of the field, telling us guys in the middle where they want us.''