First crack at the big time for Shane 11 Feb 09 by Jason Avedissian RISING young Manly back Shane Neumann is set to be given first crack at Steven BellÃ¢Â€Â™s vacant jumper, with the inexperienced back declaring a summer spent bulking up could help him become an NRL regular. Neumann is certain to be part of ManlyÃ¢Â€Â™s 23 to 24-man squad to tour England for the upcoming World Club Challenge clash against Leeds. The 21-year-old has played just four NRL matches since making a successful debut against the Broncos in May 2007. But with Bell joining French club Catalans in the summer, Neumann appears certain to be given first crack at the vacancy. ``That (NRL football) would be a goal,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ the young Queenslander said. ``It would be good to be named (in the touring party) and take the opportunity with both hands. ``If IÃ¢Â€Â™m lucky enough to get a go, the pressure would be on to hold the jumper. ``But, thereÃ¢Â€Â™s a lot of things up in the air and thereÃ¢Â€Â™s a few players vying for that position, so itÃ¢Â€Â™s going to be a good challenge for me. ``ItÃ¢Â€Â™s going to be hard to crack a grand final-winning team. Whatever comes my way IÃ¢Â€Â™ll take.Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ Neumann, contracted to Manly until the end of 2010, said bulking up three kilograms to 98kg in the summer will give him more presence on the park. ``Personally, training is going better this year than previous years,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ he said. ``IÃ¢Â€Â™ve reached a few personal goals, putting on a little bit more weight. The training is helping me (put on weight), and IÃ¢Â€Â™m eating more. I havenÃ¢Â€Â™t lost any speed, so thatÃ¢Â€Â™s a bonus.Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ The Brisbane-born Sea Eagle said Bell has parted some of his known defensive secrets to help his cause. ``During training he (Bell) always had little points for me to work on, even in defence, to help me out,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ Neumann said. Manly coach Des Hasler will reveal his squad to tour England tomorrow.