Daly Cherry-Evans handed the Sea Eagles captaincy

first_imgTrbojevic led the Sea Eagles eight times in 2016 and it’s been rumoured that coach Trent Barrett seriously considered sharing the captaincy between the two.Locked up until the end of 2021, still just 27 and the only remaining member of the 2011 grand final side (unless Steve Matai or Brett Stewart decide to go round again), DCE appears to be a natural fit for the role previously held by the retired Jamie Lyon.“Daly has been a standout during our pre-season. He is a natural leader and was an obvious choice for us as our next captain,’’ Barrett said.“Jake is our vice-captain and being only 22-years-old, the experience he will gain in this role alongside Daly gives us a long two long-term leaders who can take this club to where it needs to be.”As far back as August, Barrett alluded to Jamie Buhrer being part of a co-captaincy, but his move to Newcastle quashed that.DCE has already played 146 games for the Sea Eagles, with Trbojevic pulling on the maroon and white 47 times since debuting in 2013.“I really was quite surprised when Trent told me,’’ Cherry-Evans said.“There was such a large group of players to choose from and I’m really quite chuffed that it’s me that’s going to lead this side into really good days I believe.“I love this club and I certainly am proud to lead out such a strong group of men and an outstanding football team this year.”Between poolside schooners and topping up his tan, The Lurker has rallied together the greatest minds in footy in the player above to forecast how the 2017 NRL season will go.last_img read more