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The Sea Eagles are genuine premiership contenders in 2020

19 Feb 20, 6:00PM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles head into the 2020 NRL season off the back of a solid 2019, finishing 6th and making the second week of the finals.

The Sea Eagles also unearthed a few talents last season, with the likes of Reuben Garrick and Brad Parker stepping up whilst Moses Suli finally showed what he can do after being shown the door by the Wests Tigers and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs after repeated indiscretions.

Manly also have a number of proven stars including Daly Cherry-Evans, Tom Trbojevic, Jake Trobijevic, Martin Tapau, Addin Fonua-Blakewith and Curtis Sironen coming into his own.

It is safe to say the Sea Eagles look very promising heading into the upcoming season, although this is not as unanimous an opinion as it may seem, with many fans believing Manly’s roster is too injury prone and lacking depth.

However if 2019 is anything to go by then that is simply not true. It’s not that Manly don’t have depth they just have talent that’s yet to be given a chance to shine.

You could say that Manly are done unearthing all their talent, but just look at Luke Metcalf at the NRL 9’s, who started out an unknown but is now seen as a rising star.

We also can’t forget to mention the super coach that gave these young players a chance, Des Hasler, a two-time premiership winning coach with a 58% win ratio.

They may not win it in the end, however the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are serious premiership contenders in 2020.

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