23 Feb 2012

Manly confident of back-to-back NRL titles

2:18 pm on 23 February 2012

Manly duo Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran launched the new National Rugby League season on Wednesday and vowed to help the Sydney-based side become the first team to go back-to-back in a united competition in nearly 20 years.

The young halves, whose outstanding displays last season were integral to their side's success, were unveiled as the faces of the game in 2012 at the new Rugby League Central headquarters in Sydney.

Brisbane were the last club to win back-to-back competitions in 1992 / 93 and Foran is confident Manly can follow in their footsteps despite the recent upheaval at the club following Des Hasler's bitter switch to Canterbury just weeks after last year's grand final.

Doubts have subsequently been cast about whether the Sea Eagles can match last season's success, but Foran says the fact none of the club's star players has departed gives them the confidence to succeed.