Although the travel has been heavy for the Raiders since the games return following the Covid-19 hiatus, Emre Guler is doing his part to provide fuel and not just off the bench.
Guler is responsible for feeding the players and coaching staff post-game with snack packs from his parent’s kebab shop ‘Watsup Brothers’.
The young forward revealed it is his claim to fame within the playing squad and how the meals provided are motivating the boys to keep up with a heavy travel toll.
“Dad has a Kebab shop, he provides food after the game for the boys, we look after them for most Sydney games, especially in Campbelltown,” Guler said.
Guler’s family owns two Watsup brothers stores, one in Gregory Hills and Condell Park with a third store set to open next week in Campbelltown.
“The boys definitely love the feed after the game, we are sore, tired, and hungry and a bit of Watsup hits the spot so I think the boys thank me for that.”
Although the travel is tough, Guler is relishing the chance to get out and about and claimed it’s all a part of the business.
“I don’t mind the travel, it’s been good. I’m still young and everything still seems fun.
“The first week was a bit up in the air, the boys still had to adjust to it and now we don’t really talk about it, we know we got to travel on the day, it is what it is.”
Guler is doing his part on the field as well, he picked up his first career try in round 1 and has added plenty of spark off the bench.
The Junior Kangaroo revealed he is not trying to bite off more than he can chew, he just simply wants to do the job asked of him by coach Ricky Stuart.
“[Ricky] just wants me to bring a bit of energy, the boys have already been out there for 25 minutes by the time I get on, I just want to add some spark.
“I’m not trying to be a hero or do anything crazy but get on and bring the energy.”
With the focus on a tough Manly side this week, the loss against Newcastle was a timely hiccup and Guler uncovered how influential the leadership group were in getting the squad back to basics.
“Manly have been going really, they have a lot of good players, a few young guns as well. It will be a good test for us.
“it wasn’t us, Ricky just talked about being us and going out there and doing what we do, it was a good example against the Tigers, we supported each other really well.
“Our leadership group took charge and we knew what we had to do.”