Feleti happy to punch out 80
Feleti Mateo is feeling comfortable about his fitness and work rate as an 80 minutes player now.
A capable utility player, Mateo has found his feet again in the back-row and has been one of the Sea Eagles’ best over the past month as the team continues its quest to make the Telstra Premiership finals.
“I’ve been pretty happy, punching 80 minutes out and also providing a bit of quality as well,’’ Mateo said.
“Whatever is needed for the team is what I am trying provide. At the moment, on the edge there playing with Kieran Foran, Steve Matai and Jorge Taufua, we are forming a nice combination.
“Personally for me, it is about playing good each week and I feel like I have been doing that.”
Mateo said he was focused on playing to the best of his ability and not being caught up in recent discussions about whether he would see out his contract next season.
“I’m not out to prove anyone wrong. I know what I am capable of. I believe in my ability and that’s what it comes down to,’’ he said.
“I am feeling comfortable out there, getting through more and more work each week which is positive. Everyone is working together.
“We knew for a long time that once we had a full team on the park that we could do some good things and we have been able to do that for the past month.”
Next Manly home game
Round 24, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels
Sunday, August 23, Brookvale Oval
“Golden Eagles Day”
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