Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Tom and Jake Trbojevic are currently weighing up their options as the brothers could seek a release from the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles after the club parted ways with head coach Des Hasler during the week.
Hasler won two premierships with the Sea Eagles during his first stint as coach before returning in 2019 where he would take the club to two finals series.
The Sea Eagles have dealt with plenty of off-field drama as of late and it looks like the firing of Hasler may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for the Trbojevic brothers.
Many clubs will be lining up to sign the pair if they are granted a release from the Sea Eagles but there will be none more desperate than the NRL’s newest franchise The Dolphins.
Cameron Munster’s recent re-signing with the Melbourne Storm has left The Dolphins without a marquee signing for 2024.
Dolphins head coach Wayne Bennett recently spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald and stated that he would consider pursuing the Trbojevic brothers if they become available.
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“We’re interested in any player who is coming off contract or is available to negotiate,” said Bennett.
“We all know the standing of those two players in the game. It’s something we could possibly have a look at.”
It is believed that Tom Trbojevic’s frustrations with Manly go beyond the firing of Hasler as reports have recently emerged that the power brokers at the Sea Eagles are re-evaluating the fullback’s worth.
Just a little over 12 months ago Tom was named the Dally M Player of the Year after he had one of the most dominant individual seasons in NRL history which had some tipping Manly to win the premiership in 2022.
This of course did not end up being the case as the Sea Eagles finished in 11th place on the NRL ladder and lost their last seven games.
If the Trbojevic brothers do seek pastures new this will likely result in Manly beginning a rebuilding period which could see them win their first-ever wooden spoon in the not too distant future.