Posted: 16 October, 2016

Buhrer Left Bewildered By Manly Axing

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He went from being Manly's favourite son to being shown the door after seven years of service.

For Manly junior Jamie Buhrer, making the move to the Knights is the start of a new chapter, but according to, it's taken him a while to accept the change.

“It was a massive shock,” Buhrer said.

“It took a couple of weeks to get my head around it. It’s incredibly hard to walk away. I’m not going to be so dramatic to say they were the toughest weeks of my life, but they were incredibly difficult. It was an internal struggle.

“I knew what I needed to do, I just didn’t know if I had it in me to do it. I had the honour of captaining the team I loved and it was a dream come true. Overall I felt quite secure for next year but I knew there were no guarantees beyond that.

“I thought it was a good year for myself but not so much as a team. Manly decided they wanted to go into a different direction and said maybe I should look elsewhere.

“I’m grateful for what I was able to achieve at Manly, it’s dream come true type stuff.

“l like to think I ticked every box. I would have happily stayed there longer, don’t get me wrong but I suppose if there was a time to move on, it’s now. I’m at peace now. This is rugby league.

Buhrer has signed a two-year deal with Nathan Brown's Knights.

"I told Browny that facilities and location is not important to me. Rugby league is important to me and at the end of the day we are there to play footy. After that discussion I felt very comfortable making the decision.”

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