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What Manly needs in 2017 - NRL.com

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagle9413, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. SeaEagle9413

    SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

    +482 /63
    Tue 04 Oct, 2016, 7:00am
    By Dominic Brock ‌, Production Editor , NRL.com


    Key 2016 stats: Attack 12th, Defence 12th, Tackle Breaks 15th, Completion Rate =6th

    What they've got: A team that continues to be on the wane despite a big turnaround of playing talent (and coach) at the start of the year. Jamie Lyon's retirement marks an end of an era for the Sea Eagles, with the Trbojevic brothers looking like the most exciting part of the club's future. Recent recruits like Dylan Walker, Martin Taupau and Matt Parcell have made decent starts to their Manly careers but haven't quite made the impact the club would have hoped – and the same can be said of coach Trent Barrett.

    What they need: A specialist half to partner with Daly Cherry-Evans, with Lyon, Walker and Apisai Koroisau having all been tried at five-eighth in 2016. The team also lacked attacking spark this year to be ranked second last in tackle breaks despite featuring some gifted ball-runners in Taupau and Tom Trobejevic. They've had a big clean-out of playing talent at the end of 2016 so will be looking to add some depth.

    What they're getting: Melbourne's Blake Green and Titans young gun Cameron Cullen fit the bill as a couple of halves options to cover both the short and long term.

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  2. Lyonstomenzies

    Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +997 /23
    Better players

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