Brendan Owen: The rugby globetrotter giving Manly’s Shute Shield finals hopes a boost

By Jon Geddes

BRENDAN Owen is a rugby player who carries an atlas in his kitbag.

The latest destination for the globetrotting back is Manly - and his arrival on The Corso has provided a big boost for the Marlins’ Shute Shield finals ambitions.

The 27-year-old’s talents were on display with an impressive performance in Manly’s 42-26 win over the Two Blues on Saturday at Manly Oval, a result which sees the Marlins sitting in clear fourth spot.

Owen played an instrumental role in two of his side’s tries with smart kicks, was hands on  in the lead-up for two more five pointers and showed great vision by creating opportunities for his outside men with sharp passing.

No doubt those skills have been honed for the experience he gained playing around the world, taking full advantage of the opportunities that rugby can offer.


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