So much talk about the Seaeagles poor start to the season. Trial is a trial - nothing more nothing less than giving some fringe players a shot at a bench spot & gaining some match fitness. The WCC - No team in the NRL would have beaten Leeds in that game underdone imo. They were allowed loads of lattitude in the ruck including walking off the mark every set & are the 1st Pommy team I have seen maintain huge intensity for the full 80 mins. The Seaeagles still almost pulled off a remarkable victory against the odds (including odd calls) with determination & guts - despite the result the desire is there from the Seaeagles & thats a massive sign leading into 2012. Only 1 win away....I tip it will be round 1 vs Warriors & suddenly those talking down the Seaeagles premiership aspirations & Tooves as a novice coach will quickly jump on the Manly bandwagon - again!! Dominant halves - good as any fowards - best centres & the worlds premier fullback are good enough to win any premiership from any era, especially with a determined gladiator as the coach.