They made a slow start to the year, looking out of sorts at times as they fumbled their way in attack and gave up some soft tries.
Our prediction: A slow start not enough to stop Manly from a convincing regular season. Credit: seaeagles.com.au
But that will happen when you have a team full of guys who haven’t played much footy together. They got it together pretty quickly though and Manly were a force to be reckoned with from that point on.
In the halves Daly Cherry-Evans directed traffic well while Dylan Walker was a lethal runner of the ball.
Martin Taupau became the undisputed king of bruising hit-ups.
Where they finished: 2nd
Best player: Daly Cherry-Evans
Best NRL Fantasy player: Martin Taupau
Best recruit: Daly Cherry-Evans
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