Steve Matai

Steve Matai expected back for Manly's clash with Parramatta

Michael Carayannis The late mail on who is in or out for this week's round 24 of the NRL.

Manly Sea Eagles centre Steve Matai to miss two weeks with shoulder injury

Steve Matai.

Adrian Proszenko Manly centre Steve Matai is expected to miss at least two matches after again injuring his shoulder in Friday night's loss to South Sydney.

Manly stars Anthony Watmough and Steve Matai recover in time for Souths clash

Raring to go: Steve Matai.

Michael Carayannis Manly duo Steve Matai and Anthony Watmough have been cleared to play for the Sea Eagles while South Sydney are sweating on the fitness of Sam Burgess to allow their big man to return from a shoulder...

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Manly should release Steve Matai says Kieran Foran

Manly teammates Kieran Foran and Steve Matai.

James MacSmith Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran has conceded player contractual issues are afflicting the NRL competition leaders and has called for Sea Eagles management to allow centre Steve Matai to make a big...

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Manly Sea Eagles set to keep grip on Anthony Watmough, Steve Matai

In demand: Manly forward Anthony Watmough.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Manly are on the verge of offering disgruntled duo Anthony Watmough and Steve Matai contract extensions that would keep them at the club for the rest of their careers.

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New Zealand Warriors' interest in Steve Matai may hasten Konrad Hurrell's departure

David Long NRL clubs are circling for the out-of-favour Konrad Hurrell, while the Warriors are now looking at luring Steve Matai across the Tasman as someone to beef up their stocks at centre.

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Manly could lose more than just Glenn Stewart, warns Steve Matai

First of many?: Could Glenn Stewart be on his way out of Brookvale.

Adrian Proszenko Manly veteran Steve Matai has warned that if Glenn Stewart leaves the club, other stars are likely to follow.

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Kieran Foran admits his future at Manly Sea Eagles is uncertain

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,...

Penrith Panthers forward Nigel Plum is one of only two players still at the club since Ivan Cleary took up coach's role

Survivor: Nigel Plum has seen plenty of changes at the foot of the mountains.

Adrian Proszenko To fully appreciate the rostering revolution that has occurred at the foot of the mountains, consider that only two Panthers playing on Saturday night were in the club’s top 25 when Ivan Cleary...

Manly coach Geoff Toovey lets fly after Josh Starling gets sent to the sin bin

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Adrian Proszenko Geoff Toovey reckons it's ridiculous. Not only the way a referee, albeit inadvertently, determined another game of football.

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The NRL is a mess - Head of football Todd Greenberg needs to do his job and fix it

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Andrew Webster Greenberg hasn't brought clarity to the game. The game is a mess. The game is a conflagration of edicts, clampdowns, new rules and policy on the run.

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Manly will not disintegrate, says Glenn Stewart

Brothers in arms: Brett and Glenn Stewart celebrate a premiership in 2011.

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.

NRL semi-final: Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs

Standing up for the fans: Manly's Kieran Foran.

Ash Gray Live coverage of Saturday night's do-or-die showdown from Allianz Stadium.

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Brett Stewart's charms can’t save Manly Sea Eagles

Race against the clock: Manly's Brett Stewart.

Malcolm Knox Brett Stewart has been the most valuable rugby league player of the past 10 years. There is only one stat to back this assertion, but it's not a bad one: in the two seasons since 2008 that Stewart...

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Manly Sea Eagles should make the tough calls and start again

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Andrew Webster "We built this club." I've heard of this remark, from a senior Manly player to a club official, a few times throughout the season.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs players incur Michael Maguire's wrath despite big win

One of his best: Souths centre Dylan Walker said coach Michael Maguire didn't miss the players after their poor end to Friday night's win over Manly.

Michael Carayannis Michael Maguire is renowned for his post-game sprays but his full-time rant in the dressing room on Friday night was "up there" with the best according to his Rabbitohs charges.

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Adam Reynolds shows he's key to South Sydney's hopes of NRL premiership glory

Souths halfback Adam Reynolds returns from suspension.

Michael Carayannis The Rabbitohs won’t win the competition unless Adam Reynolds is firing.

Sea Eagles v Rabbitohs

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Andrew Sonter Who will claim first blood in the NRL finals as the Sea Eagles tackle the Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium.

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Manly Sea Eagles v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Souths halfback Adam Reynolds returns from suspension.

Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Friday 7.55pm (AEST)

Anthony Watmough to test the NRL market

Set to leave: Anthony Watmough of the Sea Eagles.

Unsettled Manly forward Anthony Watmough has been granted permission to negotiate with the Sea Eagles' NRL rivals for the 2016 season, according to reports.