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Sea Eagles re-sign three young guns

The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have secured the services of three rising stars in Ben Trbojevic, Tolu Koula and Kaeo Weekes, with all three coming through the Sea Eagles pathways academy, as reported on seaeagles.com.au.

Koula has signed until the end of 2024 and Trbojevic and Weekes will stay on the peninsula until at least the end of the 2023 season.

Ben Trbojevic plays both centre and back row and made his NRL debut in round 12, 2021, alongside his brothers and NSW Blues Jake and Tom.

The youngest Trbojevic played four NRL games after being promoted into the Sea Eagles top 30 in 2021.

Coming through the ranks at Manly, Ben Trbojevic was a junior representative standout while playing Harold Matthews, SG Ball Cup and Jersey Flegg.  Trbojevic also featured in the 2019 SG Ball Cup Grand Final where Manly would ultimately fall short against Illawarra Steelers.

After establishing himself as a player to watch in the future, Trbojevic would go on to earn selection in both the NSW U16s and U18s sides.

Koula featured in both the UNE SG Ball Cup and The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup competitions in 2021 and is in line for a NRL debut in 2022.

Read more: 20 stars for 2022 - Tolu Koula

After joining the club at just 14-years-old, Koula played fullback for the Sea Eagles in the 2018 Harold Matthews Cup Grand Final winning side and joined the NRL Top 30 squad in 2021 after completing his HSC the year prior.

An outside back who possesses both strength and speed, Koula currently holds the AAGPS Schoolboys Open 100m record of 10.58 seconds which he set in 2019.

Koula featured on the wing for Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in 2021, playing five games and scoring five tries, three linebreaks, one linebreak assist and five offloads with an average of three tackle busts and 144.8 running metres per game.

Like Koula, Weekes has been at the club since he was 14 and has risen through the ranks of SG Ball and Jersey Flegg, before making his The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup debut for the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in 2021.

Weekes would feature on five occasions for the Sea Eagles in 2021 and finished the year with three tries, one try assist and 113 running metres per game.

A fullback with speed and high football IQ, Weekes has the makings of a NRL quality footballer and always supports his teammates through the middle. At just 19, Weekes is in the perfect position to take his game to the next level and hone his skills under the current Dally M Medallist, Tom Trbojevic.