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Great opportunity for new Shield players in Flegg

Some talented young players from the Manly Leagues Sydney Shield team get their opportunity to showcase their skills against South Sydney in the Jersey Flegg Cup match on Saturday.

With several new faces in the NRL team due to a heavy injury toll, the flow on effect has trickled down to the Jersey Flegg with seven players called up to play for Blacktown Workers in the NSW Cup match against the Rabbitohs.

As a result, Benji Keene-O’Keefe, Leroy Murray, Miles Edler, Will Lane, Campbell Munn, Tom Thelander, Taulauniuotagaloa Mariota, and Jett Jackson from the Sydney Shield team have promoted to the Jersey Flegg team.

O’Keefe, Murray, Lane, Munn, and Jackson all played SG Ball this season for Manly.

They all played in last week's strong victory over Mounties to dethrone them as competition leaders to take their tally to four wins in a fine debut season in the Sydney Shield under Coach Anthony Watmough.

The Sea Eagles sit sixth on the Jersey Flegg ladder and head into the match on the back of a 36-16 win over the Dragons at home last Sunday. The team will be captained this week by half-back Travis May.

Manly ran in six tries to three at 4 Pines Park with prop Kylan Mafoa and lock Devante Mihinui scoring two tries each.

Both have been promoted to NSW Cup alongside Oliver Lawry, Broden Konz, Max Hayley, Daniel O’Donnell, and Nicholas Lenaz.

Hardworking lock Devante Mihinui has been promoted to the NSW Cup this week
Hardworking lock Devante Mihinui has been promoted to the NSW Cup this week ©NRL Photos

“I was very happy with the performance. Our middles were really good and dominated the game with Kylan and Devante leading from the front.'' Kenna said.

“Travis has steered the team around well with his actions over the past two weeks".

The Sea Eagles play South Sydney in a triple header at Accor Stadium, Hombeush. 

Jersey Flegg kicks off proceedings at 3.25 followed by NSW Cup at 5.10pm and the NRL match at 7.35pm.


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