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Manly have decided to shut down the Knights’ bid for Reuben Garrick by offering him a hefty four-year contract that includes the promise of a change of position.

The Daily Telegraph Manly are reported to have moved quickly after the Knights tried to release Garrick from the final year of his contract in 2023 to play full-back so Kalin Pongo could move to five-eighth.

Manly CEO Tony Mestreau told The Daily Telegraph that the club was reluctant to release Garrick given his contribution and importance to the team.

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“The club sees Ruben as a real leader,” Mastrov told The Daily Telegraph.

“We have a very good group of players that can compete for a top four position year in and year out and we want him to be a leader in that group moving forward.

“He is a quality person and a professional. From a cultural point of view, he is also a very important player.”

Garrick reportedly has no desire to continue playing on the wing after replacing the injured Tom Trbojevic at fullback in 2022, which explains the Knights’ interest in making him their No.1.

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With Trbojevic at Manly for the foreseeable future, Mestrov revealed that Garik will be offered a chance to move into the center in a bid to gain more possession over the course of the new deal.

“We offered him a strong four-year deal that would match any offer from the Knights,” Mestrov told The Daily Telegraph.

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“He wants to play full-back and obviously with Tom at Manly he can’t do that.

“However, our suggestion is to play Garrick in the centre. He will play in the center. He played all his junior representative football in the center.

“He’s also a great goalkeeper, which adds to the need to keep him.”

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