Tim Mannah speaks after winning Johnny Mannah Cup
Sunday 7 April 2013 8:30 AM
We caught up with our club captain Tim Mannah in the sheds after the Eels 13-6 victory over the Cronulla Sharks.
He says he's thrilled to be able to lift the first Johnny Mannah Cup.
"The whole concept of the game - it's something my family is blown away by; and to win the very first one is special," Tim said.
"Hopefully we can keep winning it in the future!"
Tim's proudest part was the way the entire team lifted on the back of last week's loss.
"I think the biggest thing was across the park, everyone did a good job. We didn't rely on one or two players to do a good job, it was everyone playing their best, which is what we need," he said.
"I'm really proud of the whole team for putting in and it was a strong, tough performance."
The Sharks are a quality side, so for the Eels to grind out a win with a full 80-minute showing is also important looking ahead.
"The Sharks are a very strong team and very physical so for us to get the win and do well it's important. Especially the forwards - from Fui, Mitch and Darcy - they lifted as well as guys like Kelepi, Ben Smith and Reni."
Click here to watch the highlights from the match.