Manly Sea Eagles coach Anthony Seibold defends Josh Schuster after Kristie Fulton assault


Manly coach Anthony Seibold has hit again at the previous high-profile Sea Eagles staffer who advised younger playmaker Josh Schuster to “management the food plan”.

The maligned 21-year-old continued to cop flak as Kristie Fulton, the daughter of late Manly legend Bob Fulton and a former elite pathways boss on the Sea Eagles, launched a private assault on Schuster on her Fb account.

“The answer is straightforward, he must develop up,” Fulton wrote.

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“Transfer to Manly, minimize ties with the damaging influences in his life, cease hanging with followers, management the food plan and have the mindset and perspective he as soon as did circa 2019.

“Too many enablers and excuse makers round him.

“It is all the time everybody else’s fault.”

Schuster has solely performed three NRL video games this season on account of battles with calf and quad accidents.

The five-eighth will not face the ladder-leading Broncos in Magic Spherical on Friday evening as a result of he is on the outer as he tries to get on prime of his reconditioning, which was positioned within the highlight by Daly Cherry-Evans final week.

Seidaring defended Schuster, a silky-skilled half with 38 NRL video games beside his identify, in an interview with 9’s Danny Weidler.

“That is a very private factor,” Seibold mentioned of Fulton’s dig at Schuster’s physique.

“I am assuming lots of the commentary is from outdoors the constructing.

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“He is aware of what he must do to play his finest soccer and we’re working in the direction of that.”

When requested if Schuster had an perspective drawback, Seibold mentioned that was “undoubtedly not” the case.

“I’ve seen a man who does work laborious,” Seibold added.

“However like I say to all of the gamers, the coach is not in command of their profession, the top of efficiency is not in command of their profession, their supervisor is not in command of their profession, their dad and mom aren’t in command of their profession; the gamers themselves must personal their profession and that is the place Josh is.”

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Seibold additionally claimed there had been no talks at Manly relating to the potential departure of Schuster, who’s been linked to a transfer to Wests Tigers.

The joint-venture membership is reportedly chasing Schuster’s signature after poaching Scott Fulton, the son of the rugby league Immortal, from Manly.

“There’s been no commentary inside or conversations inside our constructing about that,” Seibold mentioned.

“Josh is aware of the place he stands with me as a head coach … That is our beginning six when he is match.”

Schuster is contracted to the Sea Eagles till the top of 2024 and is reportedly incomes $800,000 this 12 months.

Former Storm playmaker Cooper Johns, the son of Knights nice and rugby league humorous man Matty Johns, is the Sea Eagles’ No.6 whereas Schuster is sidelined.

Manly is positioned sixth on the ladder after 9 rounds and, within the recreation towards Brisbane on Friday evening, can be aiming to bounce again from a 26-10 defeat to Gold Coast.

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