The Manly Sea Eagles have signed star brothers Jake and Tom Trbojevic until the end of the 2020 season.
Sea Eagles Head of Football Bob Fulton completed months of negotiations with the two players, their parents and management to secure the prized signings.
The dual signings of the Mona Vale Raiders juniors is seen as a major building block for the future of the Sea Eagles.
Head Coach Trent Barrett says the re-signing of the Trbojevic brothers until 2020 is a strong show of intent from the Sea Eagles.
“It’s extremely pleasing that we can continue to build the team around these two fine young players but also another number of youngsters in our squad. We hope to be able to keep the nucleus of this side together for years to come,” Barrett said.
Sea Eagles Chairman Scott Penn was thrilled with the commitment from Tom and Jake to sign long-term with the Club.
“The boys are already highly talented and are only going to get better and better.
“We see a great deal of similarities between Jake and Tom and the Stewart brothers at the same point in their careers, and we’re confident that we’re building for another era of success and regular Finals football,” Penn said.
Manly Sea Eagles 2017 Player Movements
|2017 Gains: Cameron Cullen (Gold Coast Titans, 2017), Manase Fainu (2019), Blake Green (Melbourne Storm, 2020), Jackson Hastings (Sydney Roosters, 2018), Brian Kelly (Gold Coast Titans, 2018), Jarrad Kennedy (Canberra Raiders, 2017), Shaun Lane (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2018), Joey Lussick (Sydney Roosters, 2017), Jesse Martin (2018), Taniela Paseka (2018), Lloyd Perrett (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2019), Curtis Sironen (Wests Tigers, 2018), Kelepi Tanginoa (Parramatta Eels, 2018), Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights, 2018), Jonathan Wright (New Zealand Warriors, 2018), Matthew Wright (Mid Season: North Queensland Cowboys, 2019)|
|2017 Losses: Rhys Armstrong (released), Jamie Buhrer (Newcastle Knights), Luke Burgess (Catalan Dragons), Fabian Goodall (rugby union), Nathan Green (released), Nicholas Hynes (released), Isaac John (released), Dylan Kelly (released), Liam Knight (Canberra Raiders), Halauafu Lavaka (released), Blake Leary (North Queensland Cowboys), Jamie Lyon (retired), Feleti Mateo (retired), Tim Moltzen (retired), Nate Myles (Melbourne Storm), Matt Parcell (Leeds Rhinos), Hugh Pratt (released), Tony Satini (Penrith Panthers), Josh Starling (Newcastle Knights), Tom Symonds (Huddersfield Giants), Siosaia Vave (Parramatta Eels), Brayden Wiliame (Catalan Dragons)|
|Re-Signed: Addin Fonua-Blake (2020), Martin Taupau (2020), Jake Trbojevic (2020), Tom Trbojevic (2020)|
|Off Contract 2018: Lewis Brown, Lachlan Croker, Jack Gosiewski, Jackson Hastings, Brian Kelly, Apisai Koroisau, Shaun Lane, Darcy Lussick, Curtis Sironen, Kelepi Tanginoa, Akuila Uate, Jonathan Wright|