Manly Marlins set to evolve playing style under new coach Melrose

New Manly Marlins coach Brian Melrose says Shute Shield fans can expect to see a different style of rugby from his side this season. The former Waratahs attack coach returns to the Shute Shield after a six-year hiatus and seems eager to shake things up at Manly Oval after a disappointing 2016 season. “We’ll definitely evolve our style of play. I’m not going to give too much away but we will definitely evolve and the boys now realise that some things are going to change,” Melrose said. “The players will obviously have a big say in how we do things, but you’ve got to acknowledge that it’s been 20 years since Manly last won a competition, so clearly there are a few things that we aren’t doing as well as we could be.” After falling just short against Eastwood in the 2015 grand final, the Marlins finished seventh and missed the playoffs last season. While Melrose is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of the opening round in April, he did say that all teams tha
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