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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Head Coach Trent Barrett today officially named premiership, Origin and International halfback Daly Cherry-Evans as Jamie Lyon's successor as the club's new captain.
And the club's newest international Jake Trbojevic has been named as vice-captain.
Barrett hailed the naming of the two as having key roles as part of a brand new era for Manly.
“Daly has been a standout during our pre-season. He is a natural leader and was an obvious choice for us as our next captain,’’ Barrett said.
“Jake is our vice-captain and being only 22-years-old, the experience he will gain in this role alongside Daly gives us a long two long term leaders who can take this club to where it needs to be.”
At 27, Cherry-Evans has already played 146 games for the Sea Eagles after debuting in the premiership winning 2011 side. Trbojevic has played 47 games after debuting in 2013.
Cherry-Evans said it was a great honour to be named captain of such a successful and proud club like the Sea Eagles.
“I really was quite surprised when Trent told me,’’ Cherry-Evans said.
“There was such a large group of players to choose from and I’m really quite chuffed that it’s me that’s going to lead this side into really good days I believe.
“I love this club and I certainly am proud to lead out such a strong group of men and an outstanding football team this year."
Sea Eagles Chairman Scott Penn congratulated Daly and Jake on their appointments.
“Daly has always shown leadership qualities, even back in his early days as captain of the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles. His experience playing in two Grand Finals will be invaluable as he leads the team in 2017,’’ Penn said.
“Having signed Daly to a long-term contract last year, he was always in our thoughts as a future captain and his commitment to 2017 pre-season training has further justified our decision.
“We look forward to a positive 2017 with our outstanding leaders in Daly and Jake.”
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