Why Sea Eagle Tom Trbojevic is the NRL’s top ‘metre eater’
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SEA Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic‘s sensational start to the season has seen him race to the lead as the top “metre eater” in the NRL.

After the first four rounds the 20-year-old has run an incredible 824m, averaging 206m a game.

Trbojevic is way ahead of the second placed Corey Oates from the Broncos who has run for a total of 709m.

“Man, he just gets better every week,” said Manly winger Jorge Taufua.

‘Turbo he’s on fire, I love watching him and his brother (Jake).

“Whenever the ball gets thrown out the back or there is kick return you know something is going to happen with Tommy.

“And especially when his brother gets the ball Tommy is always there.”

The performances of the pair have led Taufua to say they are ready for a call-up to the NSW State of Origin side this season.

“They were part of the development squad last year, it would be great to see both of them get a crack,” Taufua said.

“I’m sure they would do NSW and their family very proud.”

Taufua said there was a similar feel to that which brothers Brett and Glenn Stewart had going when they played together at Manly.

“Just in the way they know each other’s game and obviously they have known each other all their lives,” he said.

“It’s just good to see brothers doing what they enjoy and the wins are coming off great performances off those two I guess.”

Backrower Frank Winterstein said he has never played with a footballer like Tom Trbojevic.


“Just to see someone so confident so young, he is a freak,” Winterstein said.

“Him and his brother have a great combination, something that dreams are made of I guess.

“Just to see themselves work off each other is pretty special.

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