Manly Sea Eagles
Adrian Proszenko Manly players and officials will be interviewed as part of a police investigation after mobile phones which went missing from a telecommunications business allegedly came into their possession.
Departing back-rower Glenn Stewart says Manly's veteran core is not trying to take sole responsible for the NRL club's famed culture, and insists the young stars can carry on their legacy.
Chris Barclay When premiership dreams are dashed in golden-point extra time, it is natural to wonder what might have been – though Kieran Foran's focus soon switched to his immediate playing future, now the most unsettling season of his stellar first-grade career has drawn to a close.
Brad Walter NRL officials will not consider any changes to the sinbinning rules after Manly were forced to play a man down for 10 minites following the dismissal of prop Josh Starling for a punch thrown in retaliation for a chicken wing tackle by Canterbury forward Josh Jackson in Saturday night's semi-final clash at Allianz Stadium.
Manly Sea Eagles prop Josh Starling thinks Canterbury Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson shouldn't be banned
Ben Horne Manly prop Josh Starling doesn't want to see Canterbury adversary Josh Jackson rubbed out of the finals, but he does want to the NRL to address its anti-punching laws.
Adrian Proszenko Geoff Toovey reckons it's ridiculous. Not only the way a referee, albeit inadvertently, determined another game of football. But also how the bloke who gets chicken-winged is the one sent to the sin bin.
Adrian Proszenko Just like the game played the previous evening, a match which should have finished a whitewash morphed into a thriller.
Michael Carayannis If you punch or shove you get sat down, but if a player does an apparent chicken wing tackle you can remain on the field.
Michael Carayannis Manly coach Geoff Toovey is expected to make the biggest selection gamble of the season by picking Daniel Harrison for his first NRL appearance this year.
Michael Carayannis Manly's Jorge Taufua has "bombed" out of the Sea Eagles side with Geoff Toovey set to drop the winger after his horrendous opening finals game.
Adrian Proszenko Manly hooker Jayden Hodges has been released from hospital after being cleared of a serious neck injury.
Brad Walter Manly hooker Matt Ballin may return two weeks ahead of schedule from a fractured tibia to help the Sea Eagles battle an injury crisis in next Saturday night's sudden death final against the winner of Sunday's Melbourne-Canterbury clash.
Brad Walter Stand-in Manly hooker Jayden Hodges may have played the entire first half of Friday night’s 40-24 finals loss to South Sydney with a serious neck injury. And Anthony Watmough’s immediate future is also in doubt after he was placed on report for a lifting tackle on Greg Inglis that Sea Eagles captain Jamie Lyon claimed the Rabbitohs' superstar contributed to.
Michael Chammas He was a rabbit caught in the headlights in last year's finals series, but South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds took centre stage on Friday night to inflict a finals humiliation on Manly.
Michael Carayannis The Rabbitohs won’t win the competition unless Adam Reynolds is firing.