Manly Sea Eagles

'No drama': Manly recruit Taupau cool with Tigers exit as grudge games await

Adam Pengilly   Martin Taupau described the prospect of pulling on the Manly jumper for the first time as a "privilege". But he won't have long to settle in with the former Tigers wrecking ball to face a couple of grudge matches in his first season on the northern beaches.

Souths star given a fresh start at Manly

New start: Dylan Walker will represent Manly Sea Eagles for the new season.

Walker's signing puts an end to a tumultuous period set off by his and former teammate Aaron Gray's overdose on prescription drugs that nearly cost the pair their lives.

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Hiku 'couldn't believe' he was shown the door by Manly

New Panther: Peta Hiku.

Michael Carayannis   Peta Hiku reported for his first day as a Panther still stinging after being shown the door by Manly.

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Stewart, Lyon and Matai made Manly life members

Eagles for life: Brett Stewart and Jamie Lyon.

Adrian Proszenko   Manly has inducted current stars Jamie Lyon, Brett Stewart and Steve Matai as life members as part of celebrations of its 70th season.

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Panthers sign Hiku from Sea Eagles

Heading west: Kiwi international Peta Hiku is leaving Manly for Penrith.

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Carayannis   Tim Lafai was given the grand tour of Penrith's facilities on Tuesday. So too Peta Hiku. Both were earmarked as potential replacements for Jamal Idris, but it was Hiku who signed on the dotted line first.

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Behind the NRL's off-season game of musical chairs

In demand: Manly utility back Peta Hiku.

Brad Walter   Four way race for Tim Lafai and Peta Hiku after stars forced out of NRL clubs

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NRL to meet angry Manly officials over player burnout fears from draw

Welfare concerns: Manly coach Trent Barrett will meet with Todd Greenberg to discuss the 2016 NRL draw and how it ...

Brad Walter   Manly's last seven matches are in Sydney but the Sea Eagles fear their grueling schedule could take its told before then

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Dragons ready to swoop for Lafai

Clouded future: Bulldogs centre Tim Lafai.

Adrian Proszenko   St George Illawarra headline a number of clubs preparing to swoop on Tim Lafai should the Canterbury centre come onto the open market.

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Barrett upset by 'dangerous' draw

Unfair and dangerous: Manly coach Trent Barrett is not a fan of the 2016 NRL draw.

Adrian Proszenko   Manly coach Trent Barrett has described his side's horror draw as "unfair and dangerous" after copping four five-day turnarounds in the opening nine rounds of the season.

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Tryscoring machine bucks trend and switches from Parramatta to Manly

Heading off: Halauafu Lavaka fends away Kieran Foran at the NRL Nines at Eden Park in January.

Adrian Proszenko   At a time when a seemingly endless procession of Manly players are defecting to arch rivals Parramatta, Halauafu Lavaka has gone the other way.

Farah and Walker remain in pre-season limbo

We good? Robbie Farah, right, and coach Jason Taylor crossing paths at a training session.

Adrian Proszenko   The playing futures of the pre-season's headline acts, Robbie Farah and Dylan Walker, remain unresolved despite attempts from rivals to prise them out of their current clubs.

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Hiku linked to Rabbitohs in swap for Walker

Room to move: Peta Hiku will talk to Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett on Monday about his future.

Brad Walter   A player trade could pave the way for Dylan Walker to join Manly

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Willie Mason poised to bid au revoir to NRL and join Catalans

No rest for the Willie: Former NRL player Willie Mason takes a breather at sprint training with coach Roger Fabri in ...

Adrian Proszenko   Willie Mason is tipped to bid au revoir to the NRL after receiving a lucrative offer to finish his career at Super League side Catalans.

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Tigers halves delay call on future

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Wests Tigers halfbacks Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses during a media session at Concord ...

Brad Walter   Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses given until June to take up options for contract extensions.

NSWRL and NRL to hold Hopoate peace talks

Stalemate: The NSWRL and NRL will meet over John Hopoate's coaching job at Manly.

Steve Zemek   The NSWRL and NRL will come together to defuse their stand off over the appointment of controversial former player John Hopoate to a Manly junior coaching position

Why Matt Parcell symbolises the new era at Manly Sea Eagles

Excited: New Sea Eagles player Matt Parcell at the launch of the club's 70th year anniversary at Freshwater SLSC.

Daniel Lane   Fresh-faced Matt Parcell wouldn't know it but he embodies the new, successful era the Manly Sea Eagles plan to usher in during their 70th anniversary season.

Other fans jealous of Manly: Cartwright

Coaching team: Trent Barrett and John Cartwright.

Daniel Lane   After a career spent trying to bring Manly undone, John Cartwright has needed only a few days of pre-season training to adopt the Sea Eagles mentality.

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NSWRL overrules NRL on Hopoate

Reprieve: The NSWRL has given John Hopoate the green light to coach Manly's SG Ball team despite opposition from the NRL.

Daniel Lane   Forty-eight hours after being told by the NRL he wasn't allowed to coach Manly's SG Ball team, John Hopoate was calling the shots at the team's training session at Narrabeen.

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Hopoate blocked from coaching Manly junior representative side

Denied: The NRL won't allow John Hopoate to coach Manly's under-18 team.

Daniel Lane   Former Manly international John Hopoate has been blocked by the NRL from coaching the Sea Eagles' SG Ball Cup team following the outcry that accompanied his appointment for 2016.

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Barrett undaunted about replacing Toovey

Meet the press: Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett.

Daniel Lane   Three days into his tenure as Manly coach, Trent Barrett's only concern was to take the club forward not the emotion that surrounded the axing of his club legend predecessor, Geoff Toovey.