Australian Blog 4

Posted by Lee Briers in News

So the Manly game didn't go the way of the home team after a glorious first half. I think the loss of star fullback Brett Stewart was a killer for them as he was on fire till he got injured. Add to that the really bad rain what came down about 30 mins in to the game which I thought suited the storm side.

Must say they didn't panic even bein 20-4 down they showed great composure and Cameron smith led them like a true leader he is. It's a shame my week with Manly ended like that but I can't thank them enough for their hospitality. They let me in on everything even down to being in their changing rooms and on their bench as well. I even made the tv over here!! They have an assistant coach called Dave penna who I must say is a great bloke he looked after me great! That night I met with radio Manchesters Trevor Hunt can't go anywhere with out bumping in to someone. Ha.

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So on to Newcastle knights it is. I had my first session with them today. They had a heavy defeat at the weekend so it was great to be in the video session which Wayne Bennett took. Let me tell you from my first impression you can tell why he is regarded as the best coach ever. His presence is awesome he has an air about him and the way he delivered the video was awesome.

Here at Newcastle is Kevin Walters who played at the wolves for about 4 games but I got real close with him and his family why they were in Warrington so it's great to catch up with him. He actually tried to sign me when he coached Catalans. The Training was intense it's not dissimilar to the wolves training so that tells me we are doing good things at the wolves. I'm really looking forward to the next 3 days with the nights it should be awesome.

Catch you soon, Briersy.