League large Paul Gallen has suggested the embarrassment from the video of Tom Trbojevic racing a punter astatine The Corso successful Manly successful February spurred him to his Dally M Medal-winning season.
The Manly prima capped disconnected a singular 2021 play by taking retired his archetypal Dally M Medal for a play which saw him notch 25 tries and 27 effort assists during the home-and-away season.
It was a phenomenal turnaround aft Trbojevic missed the commencement of Manly's play pursuing a hamstring wounded which the nine suggested helium sustained by slipping successful the shower.
But erstwhile imaginativeness surfaced hours aboriginal of Trbojevic racing a punter successful the Manly Corso, both the nine and the weapon fullback were forced to deny the wounded occurred during the late-night sprint-off.
After claiming the Dally M Medal, Trbojevic admitted that helium had go much "professional" successful his mentation this season.
"The mode I bid decidedly changed and my lifestyle, too," helium told Nine's 100% Footy.
"Obviously getting injured implicit the past mates of years and adjacent astatine the commencement of this year, I had to go much nonrecreational and bash much to get my assemblage close each week.
"We've got a truly bully unit astatine Manly and 1 that I'm precise thankful to have, and I admit everything to get connected the tract each week."
Gallen, who asked Trbojevic the question of what sparked his astonishing season, agreed with the 24-year-old assessment.
"That's wherefore I asked him what changed. Did his manner change? Did his grooming change?" Gallen said. "I deliberation [the embarrassment] did assistance him.
"I didn't hold with what Harry and his mate did, posting that representation connected societal media, I deliberation that's a beauteous mean happening to do, but I deliberation it astir apt straightened Tommy retired a small bit."