Manly has recruited Andrew Johns to their coaching staff.
NRL immortal Andrew Johns has been lending his vast knowledge and experience to a refreshed Manly Sea Eagles team.
Manly’s Kieran Foran believes that Johns has re-installed his confidence after an injury marred season last year, according to The Age.
As one of the best defending five-eighths in the competition averaging 16.1 tackles a game and just over three missed tackles, Foran is looking to re-ignite his form this season.
Under the tutoring of Johns the Manly player believes both himself a rising star Daly Cherry-Evans have benefited greatly in the lead up to the 2013 season.
“He has helped, he’s been great,” Foran said. “He’s been really good, confidence wise, for me and Cherry. Just picking up little things with him and doing little sessions with him here and there has really improved the weaknesses in our game. We’re hoping we can carry what we’ve been doing out here on the training paddock out on to the field on Friday night.”
After being catapulted into stardom in 2011 when he led Manly to a premiership, the brilliant playmaker struggled to find form in 2012.
The 22-year-old admits he had a hard time generating momentum and is hoping a fresh start this year will see him return to the form he made a name for himself with.
“It’s a fresh start this year and I hope I can improve on my performances from last year and play consistent footy every week,” said Foran.
Round one of the NRL season will see Foran line up against Scott Prince who returns for the Brisbane Broncos.