NothingButLeague is looking at the best buys for each club in the National Rugby League. In this article we look at Manly Sea Eagles best buys to hopefully make up for a disappointing 2015 season. With the loss of favourite halfback Kieran Foran hopefully these players included will be a positive difference to the side.
- Nate Myles
Position: Second Row & Prop
Previous Club: Gold Coast TitansMyles moves from his well known club of the Gold Coast Titans. Moving to the Northern Beaches is a huge transition but he will reconnect with friend and Queensland teammate Daly Cherry Evans (DCE). DCE and Myles have a great on and off season relationship which will assist with Nate’s huge transition. His experience of leadership will be fundamental (especially without Kieran Foran). He will be able to set up play and assist with direction.
- Tom Wright
Position: Five- Eighth
Previous Club: Schoolboys RugbyTom Wright has come from schoolboy rugby background. He has terrific talent on the field, with speed and passing the ball around. He is a team player and will be crucial for Manly to utilise the hand and eye coordination and set up play. This year alone he has been selected in NSW GPS team N2, NSW GPS team N1, NSW Boys (Youth) Sevens team and named player of the tournament, Australian Schoolboys Union team and named in youth rugby squad for the Commonwealth Youth Games. Setting up play off nothing comes naturally to him but the change to league will be a challenge.
- Lewis Brown
Position: Hooker, Second Row & Centre
Previous Club: PanthersLewis brown comes from the Penrith Panthers and will be a huge inclusion for the Manly side. His departure from his long-term coach of 7 years, Clearly may be present but he is excited to work alongside Barrett who demonstrates similar coaching qualities.
- Tim Moltzen
Position: Fullback, Five- Eighth & Halfback
Previous Club: West TigersMoltzen departing from his long term contract with the West Tigers leaving his close teammates behind will be looking for a new positive start. As he continues to struggle with his knee, he has a fresh start at Manly Sea Eagles. His leadership and experience will be essential and appreciated at the Sea Eagles. Fingers crossed his knee injury doesn’t hold him back from playing.
- Martin Taupau
Previous Club: West TigersMartin Taupau coming from the West Tigers will be a huge inclusion especially with his teammate Tim Moltzen joining Manly Sea Eagles in 2016. Martin Taupau will link up with his look alike Steve Matai and have some big hits and tackles which will be exciting to see for Manly. No doubt they will both make the video for 2016 biggest hits.