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SG Ball Cup Season Preview for Sea Eagles

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will kick off their 2024 SG Ball Cup campaign with a home game at 4 Pines Park on Saturday, February 3.

Head Coach Nathan Hogan takes us through his thoughts ahead of the U19s match against the Western Suburbs Magpies. Kick-off is 12pm and is entry is free.

Ben Banham, Frank McKee and former Sea Eagles premiership winning full-back Brett Stewart are the Assistant Coaches.

The Sea Eagles are still chasing their maiden title in the SG Ball Cup competition, having been runners-up in 1990, 1991, 1998, and 2019.

WC: What impresses you about this squad?

NH: We have a new young squad and we have been focusing on the 'Manly Mentality'. The whole squad have bonded together really well. Their attitude towards pre-season has been outstanding.

WC: Where do our strengths lie?

NH: We have a new talented halves combination as well as some fit skillful middles up front, which will give us plenty of opportunities.

WC: Why did you choose Dylan Coyte as captain. What made him stand out in the pre-season?

NH: We have been focusing on our team values – Respect, Accountability, Trust & Honesty. Dylan personifies these values and more.

Ready to go...SG Ball Cup Coach Nathan Hogan and Captain Dylan Coyte
Ready to go...SG Ball Cup Coach Nathan Hogan and Captain Dylan Coyte ©Matthew Long (Lock and Load Photos)

WC: Every team’s goal is to make the finals, but outside of this, it’s about the development of the players, on and off the field. How important is this?

NH: It’s very important for us. Good people make good team players and we have been heavily focused on team values and working together to play the Manly Way.

WC: Who are the players to look out for this season?

NH: Charlie Boyle is a 17-year-old local junior from Mona Vale. A naturally talented player, Charlie is equally adaptable at half-back and full-back. Prop Simione Laiafi  is a NSW U17 representative with a very bright future. Alton Naiyep is a very good outside back. He is only 18 and was the leading try scorer in the Mal Meninga Cup in the Queensland Rugby League last season.

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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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