I was lucky enough to be introduced & speak to a prominent Manly forward who did not play in the Trial match against the Sharks yesterday and these are a few things he said. Thought you might be interested. - The boys are much fitter than last year - A few injuries mentioned Jamie Burher, Jayden Hodges (obvious), Matt Parcell slight hamstring problem and also said he had a rib injury that probably will keep him out of their next trial next week as well. Did however mention that the Trbojevic brothers were fine and good to go. - Mentioned Tapau was a beast and said he will bring some much needed agro to the team. - Said that Trent Barrett was great and brought many new ideas to the Club and said that while everyone respected Toohey they all thought he was a bit old school and not up with the times (no surprises there). Also said both Cartwright & Siebold were impressive. -Apisai Koroisau was going through some pretty tough times and the death of his partner & circumstances behind it was very devastating for him. They all hope he will be ok has he is a fantastic person & footballer. - Overall he seemed very confident and excited about the new Year ahead. He personally looked much fitter and actually said he was told he had to do some extra work in the off season if he wanted to stay there and play first grade.