Manly's future is in good hands
The rise and rise of Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic shows no signs of slowing down with the Manly No.1 once again playing a starring role on Monday night.
Trbojevic scored a try and ran for 196 metres in a performance that confirms his status as one of the game's future stars.
Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett is so impressed with what Tom and his older brother Jake have done for the club that he wants them and other Manly juniors to become the new faces of the Sea Eagles.
Manly have won two premierships since 2008 largely on the back of senior players Brett and Glenn Stewart, Jamie Lyon, Jason King and Anthony Watmough to name a few, and Barrett wants the next wave of talent to ensure the culture that was created nearly a decade ago is maintained.
"He's a terrific player, but he does the work too during the week," Barrett said when asked about his star fullback.
"He's a natural athlete, but he works hard as well; they all do. His brother is the same.
"I want them to take over the culture that these guys have had over the last 10 years. That’s their responsibility now as young players and Manly juniors that the culture that this club's had for a long time doesn't go away.
"Darcy Lussick is epitomising that at the moment, and the Trbojevic boys the same, [and] Jamie Buhrer has really stood up over the last month [as well]."
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