Manly skipper relishing new role
Newly crowned Sea Eagles VB NSW Cup captain David Williams admits he’s still getting used to his new role but says he is enjoying leading his side around in 2015.
The Manly colt hero has been impressive in the opening rounds of the competition, making the transition to fullback all while leading his beloved Sea Eagles.
"I’ve actually got to pay attention to what the referees say now and not just walk around the side lines and pretending I’m a footballer,” Williams said.
“It’s good, I’m enjoying developing my role as both fullback and captain."
Manly Coach Luke Williamson praised the fullback in his application and recent form.
“David has been playing really well. I think it’s a real test of character when you have to come back through reserve grade. He certainly brings a lot of experience and leadership, which has been quite valuable for us,” Williamson said.
The Sea Eagles face the Newtown Jets on Saturday, who last week put an end to Penrith's ten-game unbeaten run with a 16-point victory away from home.
"They’ve got a lot of first-grade players and season veterans playing in that squad, so we’ll definitely have our work cut out for us,” Williams said.
NOTE: The Sea Eagles-Jets clash has been relocated to Leichhardt Oval, Saturday, 28th March at 5:00pm.