Exciting young Manly players (l-r) Josh Schuster, Alec Tuitavake, Siua Fotu, Kaeo Weekes, Sione Fainu, and Ben Trbojevic will represent the NSW U18s team.

NSW Under-18s coach Michael Ennis has given his views on each of Manly's six players ahead of their showdown against Queensland at Suncorp Stadium tonight.

NRL.com will live stream the match at 5.15pm.

 

Sione Fainu

He's a really modern-day front-row or middle forward. A skilful player who is the brother of Manase who has a really good ability to use his footwork and power through the defensive line but also got beautiful subtleties with his ball playing. 

Siua Fotu

Absolute weapon. He's only about five foot but he's five foot and full of muscle. He runs hard and never takes a backward step. He'll lead from the front and be our energy man through the middle. 

Joshua Schuster

For Josh, he's been a standout with a lot people talking about him. He played five-eighth for the Sea Eagles but will play second-row. He's a very skilful player and it's important he carries the ball strongly and gets involved in the collision because the stuff he's capable of doing will come off the back of that.

Exciting young Manly players (l-r) Josh Schuster, Alec Tuitavake, Siua Fotu, Kaeo Weekes, Sione Fainu, and Ben Trbojevic will represent the NSW U18s team.
Exciting young Manly players (l-r) Josh Schuster, Alec Tuitavake, Siua Fotu, Kaeo Weekes, Sione Fainu, and Ben Trbojevic will represent the NSW U18s team.

Ben Trbojevic

He's a quality kid who is really humble, respectful but a hell of a footy player. Only on the bench because I listen to guys like Ricky (Stuart) and Gus (Gould) who have coached at this level and they talk about picking their bench first. He was one of the first players I wanted in this team.  He has great versatility but more than capable of playing in the 13 and will see plenty of minutes. Very athletic and plays like a first-grader

Alec Tuitavake 

He's been one of the dominant forwards in the Sea Eagles SG Ball side. He's really powerful and strong, a gentle giant off the field but is a weapon when he gets on there. If we can control the ball he can be really damaging. 

Kaeo Weekes

He's a cool kid who has a lot of skill and is comfortable playing halfback, fullback, five-eighth, centre and might play some dummy-half depending on how it pans out. He's another player who is in the side but a year young and his combination with Schuster other players from Manly will be crucial.