Madden, one of the most promising playmakers emerging in the NRL, has said he has modelled his game on former Queensland legends Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston.
He was expected to feature in the NRL at some stage in 2021, but Maguire has dropped a big hint on how he plans to parachute the youngster into his first round squad.
Penrith recruit Daine Laurie will also have a chance to press his claims for the fullback role after being chosen in the No.1 for the clash against the Sea Eagles, who will be missing the injured Tom Trbojevic.
Trbojevic said he strained his hamstring when he slipped in the bathroom on Sunday, but video later emerged of him having a late night running race down Manly’s Corso with a member of the public. He denied that incident has caused him to miss the opening month of the season.
Manly coach Des Hasler has turned to Morgan Harper to wear the No.1 against the Tigers.
Laurie only joined the Tigers earlier this month after a player swap with Paul Momirovski and is likely to start the season at fullback should former captain Moses Mbye not recover from a hamstring strain in time for the trip to Canberra.
James Tamou will captain the Tigers for the first time in the trial.
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