Kieran Foran believes Manly are well-placed to emulate last season’s premiership triumph and notch up back-to-back NRL titles.
Despite the loss experienced coach Des Hasler to Canterbury, Foran believes the playing squad is strong enough to repeat the honour.
“We’ve got pretty much the same roster, and added a few new young boys to the squad,” said the 21-year-old New Zealand international.
“We’ve got a few new coaching staff around, and there’s no reason why we can’t go back-to-back.”
He added: “It was such a great achievement by the club and all the boys and the coaching staff, so hopefully we can produce the same again this year,” Foran said.
Foran struck up an effective halfback partnership with Daly Cherry-Evans last year and is hoping to carry it on into 2012.
“I’m looking forward to it this year, it was great last year and we worked on a lot of things together and it seemed to take off pretty nicely,” Foran added.
“He went away with the Kangaroos and I was with the Kiwis, so it will be good to get back together and work on parts of our game together and building that combination