Manly Warringah Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett has channeled his inner Daredevil this week, by incorporating a range of unique training techniques in selecting his team for the opening round of the Telstra Premiership.
In a first for Australian sport, the Sea Eagles have partnered with Netflix to help build awareness for the new season of Daredevil, which launches on the service on March 18.
Trent and his coaching staff got their payers to test some unorthodox skills ahead of finalising his team for the blockbuster clash against Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval on Friday, March 4.
Barrett will announce his team on Tuesday afternoon but supporters will be able to watch an exclusive video of Trent's unique selection methods.
"The entire team has worked really hard this off-season. I just needed one little tweak to put the finishing touches on it," Barrett said.
"I wanted the players to be aware of all their senses and everything that is going on around them."
Barrett asked Head of Physical Performance, Dan Ferris, to put the players through a final session, describing it as a 'little unorthodox to test their true instincts'.
Captain Jamie Lyon admitted it was an unusual session.
"It was something different to do at training. It was a lot of fun,’" Lyon explained.
"I can’t give away too much now of what I and some of the boys like Brett Stewart, Tom Trbojevic, and Marty Taupau had to do, but I will give Trent and the club full marks for thinking outside the square,’" Lyon said.
"I'm sure our supporters will see the benefits of it when we take on the Bulldogs."