AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 27: Brothers Tom and Jake Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles celebrate after winning the round 25 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Manly Sea Eagles at Mt Smart Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Manly’s Trbojevic brothers have expressed their desire to remain one-club players.

Both Jake, 24, and younger brother Tom, 22, come out of contract in 2020 and the pair hope to remain in Sydney.

“I’ve sort of grown up in Manly. I can’t see myself anywhere else,” Jake told NRL.com on Monday.

However, in the same breath the elder Trbojevic acknowledged the reality of the current NRL climate.

“The way the game is now you just never know what’s around the corner, when you’re talking about salary caps and that sort of thing.

“I want to play alongside Tom throughout. But you have to keep an open mind – it’s just the nature of the game.

“It would be very hard to leave. So that’s why I’ll do all I can to stay here and play with Tom because I would love that.”

Coming through the Manly juniors just as Jake did, Tom mirrored his older brother’s desires.

“I hope it all works out in the end, when it happens. I definitely would love to play my whole career with him.

“It would be very hard to leave. So that’s why I’ll do all I can to stay here and play with Tom because I would love that.

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“We do want to stay together – it would make it a lot easier for our parents.”

The Sea Eagles kick off their season away at Leichhardt Oval against the Wests Tigers, who finished with 12 wins and 12 losses in 2018.

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        • Manwar78 I will remember all the garbage you have dribbled around rd 12 whole your stain sits bottom 4, and the roosters will be sitting top 4

        • See the tall poppy syndrome is lets attack the best team in the comp while they are on top. Manly only have two local products and all league fans have forgotton about Manly’s endless import buying spree and turned their attention the the Roosters.

          Nobody wants to go and play at Manly anymore the players they have bought are as bad if not worse than the 8 imports souffs have knicked.

  1. It’s hard to say nice things about Manly.
    However, why knock a couple of good players for actually wanting to stay at the club that they have come through the grades at? They actually seem like decent people who care about their club.
    Good on them for that & there should be more like them!
    Some on here would be devastated if all good players chose to stay with their junior club.

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