Misfiring Turbo is NOT the problem with our assault, says Manly coach Des Hasler – as he shoots down harm worries after Roosters and Penrith confirmed remainder of NRL the way to nullify Dally M winner
- The Manly Sea Eagles have been belted in the first two rounds of the NRL
- Star participant Tom Trbojevic has been effectively down on type in these video games
- Questions raised about his health and whether or not opponents have him labored out
- Manly coach Des Hasler stated the complete workforce was accountable, not simply Turbo
The Manly Sea Eagles have suffered a horror begin to the 2022 season however coach Des Hasler is refusing accountable his star fullback Tom Trbojevic for his or her woes.
His aspect was thumped 28-6 by defending premiers Penrith in spherical one and 26-12 by the Sydney Roosters on Friday night time, plunging the Sea Eagles into an early gap.
Manly lost their first 4 video games in 2021 earlier than surging to a preliminary ultimate, however ‘Tommy Turbo’ was out injured throughout the first month of that season.
This time round their star fullback is on deck however has been nullified by each the Panthers and Roosters. Stats show that his type is effectively down from final year.
Turbo set the NRL on hearth in 2021 with arguably one among the greatest seasons by a person in historical past, however he has been unable to copy that type in 2022.
Turbo had arguably the greatest season ever seen by a person participant in 2021, ending with 28 tries, 28 strive assists, 124 sort out breaks, and 33 line breaks in 18 video games. It culminated in him successful the Dally M Medal and being named fullback of the year.
The 28 tries he scored included 5 hat-tricks and he set a brand new membership file for many tries in a single season for Manly.
He averaged 209 metres per recreation in 2021, had an 82.83 per cent sort out effectivity rate, averaged 6.9 sort out breaks per recreation, 1.8 line breaks and 1.6 strive assists.
But in two video games in 2022, Turbo is averaging 152 working metres, has a 61.54 per cent sort out effectivity rate, two sort out breaks per recreation, 0.5 line breaks and 0.5 strive assists.
It has raised questions on whether or not he is 100 per cent match.
‘You simply see Tom on that earlier set grimacing as he performs the footy. I’m unsure [if he is 100 per cent],’ Fox Sports commentator Michael Ennis stated.
‘Something is not proper, he was gradual to rise up,’ fellow commentator Dan Ginnane added.
Hasler has put the blowtorch on his whole aspect for a lacklustre begin to the 2022 NRL season and would not imagine that Turbo is the problem.
But Hasler stated there have been no points with Turbo and the problem was with the whole workforce, not only one participant.
‘He is 100 per cent and I stated final week and it is not simply Tom, it is our complete assault,’ Hasler said.
‘It is clunky and it suffers on the again of regularly having to defend repeat units tonight.
‘They constructed actually good strain, the Roosters, and that fatigues you when you find yourself popping out of your individual finish all the time.
‘We have gotten to counteract the plans towards Trbojevic by discovering and creating higher discipline position.’
Trbojevic struggled for momentum in the season opener towards the Penrith Panthers earlier than additionally being nullified by the Sydney Roosters in spherical two.
Fox Sports commentator Braith Anasta stated in the wake of the spherical one loss to the Panthers that Manly and Turbo might count on extra ache in 2022.
‘He’s a genius however he’ll be examined this year greater than he is ever examined earlier than,’ he stated.
Paul Kent believes Trbojevic have to be restricted to lower than 150 metres of working a recreation to be able to hold him quiet.
‘We had a have a look at the stats right this moment in the final two years and when Tom’s ran for lower than 150 metres, Manly have lost so primarily there’s your answer,’ he stated.