Speed the focus for Marlins as Delooze takes charge at Manly Oval

New Marlins head coach Chris Delooze is looking to introduce a faster and more explosive playing style at Manly Oval last year.

The Marlins were the form side of the competition for two-thirds of the regular season in 2022, after several disappointing seasons but struggled towards the backend of the year.

Delooze, who was an assistant under Phil Blake last year, thinks speed can help his take the next step.

“We’ve worked really hard on our strength and conditioning under Dave Kennett and had a particular focus on speed,” the coach told Rugby News.

“The whole game is about being explosive. There aren’t many periods in the game these days where you’re going for longer than two to three minutes.

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