Manly coach Anthony Seibold has an ominous warning for the remainder of the NRL after a one-point loss to the Rabbitohs — it’s solely the start.
The Sea Eagles presently sit on six factors, trailing the Broncos on the NRL ladder after taking place to a Lachlan Ilias discipline objective in a 13-12 loss towards the Rabbitohs.
After final 12 months’s delight jersey saga and a dramatic fall out of the finals race, there have been grave fears for the Manly membership.
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However, after sacking Des Hasler and hiring Anthony Seibold the Brookvale membership have gone from power to power and look “united” based on Fox League’s Cooper Cronk.
Speaking within the post-match press convention, Seibold was pleased with his aspect’s effort and defined the Sea Eagles can solely get higher.
“We are right at the very beginning, Souths, a lot of that team have been together for a few years,” Seibold mentioned.
“Obviously Jason has coached the last year and a bit, but we are right at the very beginning, so for us to get in a high quality game.
“We knew there wasn’t going to be a lot of points in it and were confident defensively, we knew we could hold our end up.
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“So for us to get in an arm wrestle was something that we wanted to try and experience and come out the other side.
“We just weren’t quite good enough when we had a chance to build some opportunities, but as I said we are right at the very beginning and I feel as if we have some improvement left in us.”
Fox League’s Mal Meninga mentioned he has seen “growth” inside the Manly outfit, and with the signing of Kelma Tuilagi have solely received higher.
“I like what he said, I didn’t think they threw a lot at them but what they threw they handled really well,” Meninga mentioned.
“Manly have started the year very well and I do see growth… they have added some players.”
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Cronk additionally pointed to the distinction within the perspective of the enjoying group now in comparison with the top of final season.
There had been constant experiences of unrest, whereas fractions between the membership’s powerbrokers started to floor through the finish of Hasler’s tenure.
According to Cronk, Manly are actually merely transferring ahead as a membership.
“They have that falling out at the back-end of last year, that seems to be a united football team, there’s no rumours coming out of there,” Cronk mentioned.
“Defensively rock solid, they’ve always had points in them.”
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