Manly Sea Eagles

Panthers beat Sea Eagles to claim under-20s title

Michael Carayannis   Penrith Panthers have become just the second club to win more than one under-20s grand final with a 34-18 win against Manly.

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Johns joins Roosters' coaching staff

Mentor: legendary halfback Andrew Johns will join the Roosters' coaching staff from next season.

Adrian Proszenko   Andrew Johns, the eighth and last man inducted into rugby league's Immortals, is now a Rooster booster.

Manly's outstanding $358,000 bill raises fresh Brookvale fears

Sacred ground: The Manly Sea Eagles love playing at Brookvale Oval.

Adrian Proszenko   Manly are allegedly $358,000 in arrears in hiring fee payments to Warringah Council for Brookvale Oval, raising fresh fears about whether games will be staged at the traditional ground next year and beyond.

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Toovey takes a jab at Sea Eagles on the way out

Favourite son: Manly coach Geoff Toovey looks on from the coaches box as the Sea Eagles beat the Sharks.

Chris Barrett   Manly coach Geoff Toovey has officially exited his post with another not-so-subtle jab towards club management over his mid-season sacking, having managed to steer the Sea Eagles to a ninth-placed finish after a horror start to the year.

Storm get double chance thanks to Manly

Injury cloud: Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith is reportedly battling illness.

Chris Barrett and Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm's arch-rivals became their best friends on Sunday as Manly made sure Storm finished in fourth place.

Cronulla fall short in top-four bid

Grinners: Sea Eagles Steve Matai and Daly Cherry-Evans during a lighter moment.

Chris Barrett   In terms of dealing with setbacks the last few years will always offer a sense of perspective for Cronulla. When the club was on its knees at various stages, being cruelly denied a top-four finish was the least of their myriad problems.

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The day a Sea Eagles icon finally jumped the shark

Manly warrior: Geoff Toovey in his playing days.

Adrian Proszenko   For many years 'Jack the Lemon Shark', as he was affectionately known, was one of the most famous inhabitants of The Great Barrier Reef.

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Bird is the word as rookie pilots Sharks to finals

Rookie on the rise: Jack Bird was proud to earn his stripes with the Country Origin side.

Adrian Proszenko   He is a previously unheralded rookie, whose game sense and battle with arthritis belies his years.

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Kenny-Dowall back training with Roosters and in 'good frame of mind'

Back in training: Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Chris Barrett   The centre has not played since having allegations of domestic violence levelled against him, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

No Pearce, no JWH, no worries for Roosters

Hat-trick hero: Brendan Elliot of the Roosters celebrates a try.

Chris Barrett   Hugh Jackman, star of the X-Men series, knows a winning franchise when he sees one. The actor saw another one in action as he turned up at Brookvale Oval on Friday night. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't his beloved Sea Eagles.

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Time tunnel for Toovey and Hastings

Stepping up: Jackson Hastings will make his first appearance at Brookvale Oval as an NRL player when the Roosters take on Manly on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis   Jackson Hastings was just five when Geoff Toovey played his final game at Brookvale Oval.

NRL Late Mail: Moa back to boost Roosters against Eagles

Confirmed starter:  Sam Moa.

Chris Boulous   All the late changes for round 25 of the NRL.

Ballin's season over after ACL tear

Bad night: Matt Ballin leaves the field injured.

Matt Ballin's future appears clouded after receiving some bad news.

All the injury and suspension news for top-eight contenders

Hamstrung: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Michael Carayannis   All the injury and suspension news for the top eight candidates.

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Not pretty, but hard to look away

Phil Gould

Phil Gould   It wasn't the prettiest match we've ever seen – but it was certainly gripping stuff. With so much riding on the result and the closeness of the scores you couldn't look away despite the poor standard of football.

Toovey: Manly don't deserve to play finals

Bad night: Matt Ballin of the Sea Eagles leaves the field injured.

Tom Decent   ​Manly coach Geoff Toovey has come to the conclusion his side do not deserve to play finals football after their error-riddled display against the Parramatta Eels.

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Eels ruin Manly's finals chances with upset win

All over: Blake Leary, Josh Starling and Jake Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles look dejected at Brookvale.

Tom Decent   Parramatta have all but ruined Manly's hopes of making a late charge for the NRL finals by causing a major upset with a 20-16 win at Brookvale Oval on Sunday afternoon.

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Foran to face off against future NRL club

Back to the future:  Kieran Foran will play his future club on Sunday.

Matt Encarnacion   Sunday's showdown between the Sea Eagles and Eels will be the first time Foran suits up against the club he signed with.

Wright knocks back chance of Olympic gold to join Manly

Tom Wright

Adrian Proszenko   For Tom Wright, the lure of an Olympic gold medal wasn't as strong as the opportunity to become Manly's long-term replacement for Kieran Foran.

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Matai says his mum inspires big hits

Fired up: Steve Matai admits he would be on the sideline if it wasn't for Manly's finals chances.

Daniel Lane   Manly centre Steve Matai says the spirit that has pushed him to play against Parramatta on Sunday with a broken nose that needs a few months to heal and a broken finger he can't move could be traced back to his mother Faaiu who made her life's mission to look after his severely handicapped brother.

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