Manly hungry for WCC test

The Manly squad are chomping at the bit to be included in the squad for the World Club Challenge against Leeds, according to back-rower Jamie Buhrer.

The Sea Eagles go the UK for the second time in three seasons to play in the annual clash between the Super League and NRL Grand Final winners, and they will be looking for a repeat of their 28-20 victory over Leeds in 2009.

Since their 24-10 Grand Final victory over the New Zealand Warriors, it has been all change at the club, with coach Des Hasler moving on and being replaced by Geoff Toovey.

Buhrer, 22, told the club’s official website: “Everyone has been training the house down with many boys gunning for a place in the squad for the WCC.

“I’ve spoken to a number of boys who were a part of the WCC in 2009 and from what I’ve heard is that it’s a great trip to be a part of.

“From a player’s perspective it’s an exciting prospect going away with your teammates and taking on the best team in the English Super League.”

2012 will be Buhrer’s third season in the Manly first team, having made his debut against Melbourne in 2010.

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