When it comes to unique diets at the Sea Eagles, David Williams takes the proverbial cake.
However, the Sea Eagles winger admits even his unusual raw food diet is no match for Australian cricketer Peter Siddle’s current food regime.
Williams’ diet, which he claims improved his form and physical health throughout last season, consists of raw meat, vegetables and an ample amount of nuts and seeds.
But despite his unusual diet, Wolfman was especially blown away by the Australian paceman’s banana intake.
“I read that, 20 bananas a day? That’s ridiculous!” Williams said.
“He’s a primate by the sounds of it. I don’t think I could compete with that, he’s got me covered definitely.”
Back at training and with only a month between now and the Sea Eagles’ first pre-season hit out against Cronulla, Williams insists his side are determined to go one better in 2014.
Manly-Warringah open their 2014 campaign against the Storm, before having to face both the Rabbitohs and Roosters inside the opening four rounds.
It isn't phasing the speedy winger, who believes the tough start to the season offers a potential launch pad for the rest of the season.
“You try and go out and beat the top teams all the time. Obviously they are going to be the benchmark, so it will be a nice early test to see how we are going,” Williams said.
Statistically, Williams enjoyed his most productive season in the NRL last year, playing every match bar one. He scored 20 tries and beat fellow winger Jorge Taufua to the post for Manly’s top try-scorer in the regular season.
But Williams insists there is still room for improvement.
“I want to increase everything from last year. Obviously go one step better with the boys and then just continually improve on how I play,” the winger said.
As for his whereabouts following the grand final defeat, Williams put an end to months of speculation by commenting that there mustn't have been a lot of effort put in to the search.
“If people wanted to find me, I was simply on my couch in Dee Why," Williams quipped.
My family and friends knew where I was, so all anyone had to do was call."